The People’s Liberation Army Daily has revealed what China’s first carrier, the Liaoning, looks like on the inside.
Western naval and shipbuilding experts say the hull’s design is totally different from that of the ship from which it was adapted, the Soviet Kuznetsov-class carrier Varyag.
High-resolution pictures carried by the newspaper yesterday showed areas such as the canteen, laundry room, broadcasting studio, post office, supermarket and medical centre, while feature stories explained how sailors on board had been trained and how they live.
Not a bad little bit of PR. I’d be a little more impressed if it was a non-Chinese source, and showed berthing, the bridge, and engineering spaces.