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China’s Aircraft Carrier Advances With Jet Take-Off Drills

China conducted flight take-offs and landings on its Liaoning aircraft carrier over nearly a month of exercises, the first such drills on the vessel as the country modernizes its military arsenal and extends its reach at sea.

The Liaoning returned to Qingdao port July 3 after the training mission that involved J-15 fighter jets, the People’s Daily newspaper said in a front-page article. The Global Times newspaper posted pictures on its website of the yellow-painted prototype planes taking off from the Liaoning’s deck.