The launching ceremony of China's second aircraft carrier was held at the Dalian Shipyard of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation(CSIC) on the morning of April 26, 2017.
A Y-20 transport aircraft sits on the flightline prior to a flight training exercise in southwest China’s Sichuan Province on April 25, 2017.
The amphibious dock landing ship Jinggangshan attached to a landing ship flotilla of the South China Sea Fleet under the PLA Navy fires its close-in weapons system at simulated targets during a live-fire training exercise at an undisclosed sea area on April 25, 2017.
The decommissioned "Long March-1" nuclear-powered attack submarine, pennant number 401, berths at the port of the Chinese Navy Museum in Qingdao City, east China's Shandong Province, on April 23, 2017.
Chang Wanquan (L), Chinese state councilor and defense minister, holds a welcome ceremony for the visiting Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein (R) in Beijing, April 21, 2017.
China will shortly launch its first home-built aircraft carrier as part of its strengthened naval forces.
A LACA prepares to steam into the amphibious dock landing ship Jinggangshan during a maritime training exercise at an undisclosed sea area in the waters of the South China Sea on April 21, 2017.
Pupils pose for a group photo with a guided-missile frigate during an open day event held by the South China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy at a naval base in Sanya on April 23, 2017.
A UN inspector checks small-sized equipment of the 4th Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment to Mali during the combat-readiness assessment conducted by the MINUSMA on April 19, 2017, local time.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the CMC, meets with military officers during an inspection of the Southern Theater Command of the PLA, April 21, 2017.