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Defense spokesman dismisses aircraft carrier explosion report

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 19:52, October 30, 2014

BEIJING, Oct. 30 -- Reports in foreign media of an explosion on board China's Liaoning aircraft carrier did 'not conform with the facts', Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told a regular press conference Thursday.

Yang declined to answer questions about the construction of new aircraft carriers.

'As for the development and construction of China's new aircraft carriers, I have no further information to offer,' Yang said.

China's aircraft carrier, the 300-meter Liaoning, was commissioned in September 2012.

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