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Chinese New Years Photos Show Off Liaoning Aircraft Carrier

Liaoning Chinese New YearLining up 1,400 Chinese sailors and aircrew members on the country's first aircraft carrier offers a bit of perspective on the carrier's massive scale.

The sailors and air crew lined up on the ski jump of the Liaoning for a video celebrating the Chinese New Year, the year of the goat. Photos from the video offer the latest shots of the aircraft carrier first published in the U.S. by Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer in Popular Science.

China is using the Liaoning to test its J-15 fighter fleet as it continues to improve the aircraft's ability to operate off a carrier deck. 

Liaoning Chinese New YearChina broadcast the video of the Liaoning crew weeks after reports surfaced that China is designing its second aircraft. Asian Defense and Diplomacy released Google Earth satellite images that show China building a model aircraft carrier in the Wuhan Province.

Model China Carrier

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