In this July 7, 2017, file photo, the Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, sails into Hong Kong for a port call. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
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Chinese media reports say the country is planning to build a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier capable of remaining at sea for long durations, in what would be a major upgrade for its increasingly formidable navy.The company's statement Tuesday, which the newspapers said also mentioned the development of new types of nuclear submarines and other sophisticated technologies, was a rare revelation about China's long-term naval expansion plans.The Post said the original statement had been replaced with a new one.Nuclear carriers such as the U.S. Navy's Nimitz class can operate for 20 years without refueling.
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