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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Baidu, Qihoo Censor Searches About New Aircraft Carrier

On January 20, 2014, the state-sponsored Global Times published an article entitled “New Aircraft Carrier ‘Under Construction’.” Some excerpts:
The second of China's four reportedly planned aircraft carriers is said to be under construction in a port city in Northeast China, raising the public's enthusiasm.

Wang Min, the Party chief of Northeast China's Liaoning Province, Saturday told a panel at the annual session of provincial legislature that the second carrier is being built at a shipyard in the port city of Dalian.
These screenshots were taken on January 20, and show that searches for “Liaoning Party Secretary Domestically Built Aircraft Carrier” (辽宁省委书记 国产航母) on Baidu and Qihoo were not returning any results, only a censorship notice.