Delivery of the first domestic aircraft carrier

China’s first domestic aircraft carrier, the Shandong warship, was delivered to the Navy at a military port in Sanya, Hainan on the afternoon of April 17. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, chairman of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended the ceremony.
Sanya, on the coast of the South China Sea, has the same water and the same sky, and the warm wind is clear in the day. In the military port, Shandong warships lie on their backs and the flag is high. About 5000 representatives from the naval forces and aircraft carrier construction units line up neatly at the port. The atmosphere is grand and warm.
At about 4 p.m., the handover and listing ceremony began. The National Anthem of the people’s Republic of China was sung and the five-star red flag was rising. The honor guard escorted the Bayi army flag and the naming certificate, and marched to the rostrum. Xi Jinping awarded Bayi military flag and naming certificate to Shandong warship captain and political commissar respectively. Shandong warship captain and political commissar saluted Xi Jinping and took the Bayi banner and naming certificate from Xi Jinping. Xi Jinping took a group photo with them.
Ding Xuexiang, Liu He, he Lifeng and Li zuocheng attended the ceremony. Zhang Youxia presided over the ceremony and announced the handover of China’s first domestic aircraft carrier and its name and port number.
Lei fanpei, chairman of China Shipping Group Co., Ltd., and Shen Jinlong, commander of the Navy, delivered speeches at the ceremony.
The handover and enlistment ceremony ended with the sound of the PLA Military Anthem.
Subsequently, Xi Jinping boarded the Shandong ship and inspected the guard of honor. Xi Jinping inspected the equipment and understood the work and life of the carrier aircraft pilots. Xi Jinping went to the driver’s cab and had a cordial communication with officers and soldiers.
Xi Jinping met the representatives of the aircraft carrier troops and the aircraft carrier construction unit at the pier. Xi Jinping affirmed the achievements made in the construction of China’s aircraft carriers, encouraged them to make persistent efforts to make new contributions to the party and the people.
With the approval of the Central Military Commission, China’s first domestic aircraft carrier is named “Shandong ship of the PLA Navy” and its side number is “17”.
Officials from the relevant departments of the central and state organs, the relevant departments of the CMC, the southern theater, the Navy, Hainan Province and the aircraft carrier construction unit attended the ceremony.