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Welcome to the forum @rr9797 We'll take note of your comments regarding Minnie Chan. However it's unlikely she would name her sources because it probably would be a death sentence for them at worst or a long time in a re-education camp at best. Regarding the claims made in the article, they are not outlandish and are in line with what is already known of suspected about PLAN carrier plans.Read up on this thread, just wanted to warn people to take anything that Minnie Chan writes with a massive grain of salt... She has nebulous "sources" and constantly makes outlandish and inconsistent claims, see this post:
As China aims to equal US naval strength in the Pacific, its first domestically developed carrier begins final assembly process.www.scmp.com
Where 1 year after PLAN cuts carrier building to 4 they suddenly decide to build 6...
I will however make one comment on the reliability of the SCMP as a source. Up until the illegal imposition of the new security law on Hong Kong by the PRC, the SCMP had been regarded as a reliable source. However now that the security law has been imposed, it can no longer be regarded as a reliable source because it is now subject to censorship and sanctions from Beijing and will be required to toe the party line. It has lost its editorial independence and is now shackled by the CCP and the state.