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China is ramping up military spending as the United States discusses cutting its defense budget, though the U.S. still far outspends China on security and is much more technologically advanced.

President Hu Jintao has made the navy a keystone of China’s military ramp-up, and the carriers will be among the most visible signs of the country’s rising military prowess.

"Two aircraft carriers are being built at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai," one source with ties to China’s Communist Party leadership told Reuters, requesting anonymity because he was not authorized to talk about the program.

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