Beijing has the ability to build even larger warships, said China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation chairman when Beijing's first self-built aircraft carrier began sea trials.
At 6:45 am (local time) on Sunday, the new A 65,000-ton warship still to be named sailed from a shipyard in northeast Dalian into dense fog to launch the first test of its propulsion and propulsion systems.
The Type 001A is said to be a modernization of the Liaoning in Beijing only operational vehicle, which was put into service in 2012. 
Hu Wenming, chairman of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, told the state-run CCTV that the new warship was a collaboration between the defense industry and hundreds of civilians and contractors researchers. He said that the team now has the know-how to build an even bigger warship.
"We have already developed a team of experts in research, design and construction [of aircraft carriers] and their median age is only 36," he said. "In the future, if the country wants to develop some kind of aircraft carrier, we have the capability to do it."
Li Jie, a Beijing-based marine expert, said South China Morning Post that he believed Beijing would construct even larger girders in the future.
"Even though there is now a gap between the new aircraft carrier and most One of the most advanced in the world, China will accelerate and shipbuilding "We're going to build a big carrier in the future," Li said.
Li said the sea trials would probably have tested the ship's basic functions, such as propulsion, but several tests are being conducted before military ones Experiments can begin.
According to the South China Morning Post maritime authorities have limited a large water area in the Yellow Sea between Sunday to Friday. It is believed that the warship is being tested there.
Although experts claim that the new airline will increase the military strength of the mainland in Asia, its technology is still relatively outdated compared to the US
"This is not intended to be a frontal challenge in and of itself for US power in the Asia-Pacific region simply because it is not in the class of American aircraft carriers, "said Sam Roggeveen, Senior Fellow, Sydney Lowy Institute]