Previous photos of China's first aircraft carrier, the refitted ex-Soviet "Varyag", have shown the deck cleared, repainted, and the lights on.
Now we see copious amounts of smoke pouring from the funnel. In the recent past, naysayers have described China's carrier as an engineless white elephant that might perhaps be used as a towed training vessel. Now we have definitive proof that there is a great deal of combustion going on inside the ship. While the carrier still hasn't left it's moorings in Dalian, this blogger can conclude one thing from this photo... Smoke means progress!