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Is China’s Fourth Aircraft Carrier Nuclear-Powered? Navy Political Commissar Says: Will Be Announced Soon

China’s upcoming announcement of its fourth aircraft carrier has sparked speculation about its propulsion system, with significant interest in whether it will be nuclear-powered. While China’s existing carriers use conventional steam turbines, the potential for a nuclear-powered carrier offers advantages in range, stealth, and power. Recent statements by Navy Political Commissar Yuan Huazhi have intensified speculation, although technical challenges and the need for further experience and development in nuclear propulsion remain. Regardless, the development and capabilities of China’s fourth carrier are seen as indicative of the nation’s growing naval strength and technological prowess.

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