End of November 2012, China announced that the first landing was successfully Liaoning, two months after he received the aircraft carrier, the former Varyag bought from the Ukraine in 2000. In April, the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff Xue Song hinted that China will certainly endow a second aircraft carrier.
Liaoning at its home port of Qingdao, Nov. 26, 2013. China's first aircraft carrier battle group is expected to be formed next year to make up for the shortcoming of the limited combat radius of the country's existing fleets, according to China's official news agency Xinhua. Citing the Military-Industrial Courier, a Russia-based weekly, the report said China's first carrier, the Liaoning, embarked on its first blue-water passage in early 2014 escorted by 12 vessels of different classes.