China is ready to start building of its first aircraft carrier, reports Japanese Kyodo News agency.
Although official Beijing does not disclose date of the keel laying, Shanghai shipyard Changxing
press service said that "creation of aircraft carrier is a matter oftime". At present, required materials are being delivered.
To build an aircraft carrier, China constructed the biggest dock in the country (580 meters long and over 100 meters wide) at Changxingshipyard. Japanese media previously reported that two ground-basedsimulators designed for training of future deck-based aviation had beenalready built in China. In 2008 Chinese military command decided toreinforce national navy with aircraft carriers.