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This future carrier, like the other two, will probably be named after a province as well.

While this will be the 3rd carrier in PLA-N service, it will also be the 2nd domestically-built carrier after the Shandong.

South China Morning Post

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China has started building its third aircraft carrier, military sources say

Work on the vessel, which will use a hi-tech launch system, began at a Shanghai shipyard last year but it is not known when it will be completed
PUBLISHED : Thursday, 04 January, 2018, 9:02pm
UPDATED : Friday, 05 January, 2018, 2:30pm
4 Jan 2018

One of the sources said Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard Group was given the go-ahead to begin work on the vessel after military leaders met in Beijing following the annual sessions of China’s legislature and top political advisory body in March.

“But the shipyard is still working on the carrier’s hull, which is expected to take about two years,” the source said. “Building the new carrier will be more complicated and challenging than the other two ships.”
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