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China's first aircraft carrier anchors in Qingdao

Updated: 2013-02-27 17:22

China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, anchored for the first time at a military port in Qingdao on Wednesday morning.

A statement from the PLA navy said the carrier left a wharf in Dalian on Tuesday for Qingdao in East China's Shandong province.

Tests and exercises will be carried out on the carrier at a bay built by the navy four years ago, the statement said.

After delivery to the navy on Sept 25, the Liaoning underwent a series of sailing and technological tests, including the successful landing of a J-15 jet fighter on the vessel.