Thu, 25 Apr 2013 08:15:00 GMT | By ANI

China to build larger aircraft carriers amid territorial row with Japan

The move comes as China is extending its influence amid territorial disputes with its neighbours, including Japan and Vietnam


China to build larger aircraft carriers amid territorial row with Japan (© Reuters)

Beijing: China has revealed its plans to build more aircraft carriers after commissioning its first last year.

The move comes as China is extending its influence amid territorial disputes with its neighbours, including Japan and Vietnam.

According to the Japan times, state-run Xinhua news agency reported that the aircraft carriers will carry more fighter jets than the Liaoning, Rear Admiral Song Xue told foreign military attaches Tuesday in Beijing.

The Liaoning carrier was built around a Soviet-era hull and began sea trials last year.

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