Chinese netizens vote that the new aircraft carrier should be named ‘Phi Phi Shrimp’ over ‘Taiwan’
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an online vote on the best name for China’s new
domestically-built aircraft carrier, netizens initially chose the name “Taiwan” before it was suddenly outvoted by “Phi Phi Shrimp.”
China launched its first domestically-produced aircraft carrier from the Dalian shipyard on April 26, however, as it has yet to be given a formal name, Chinese netizens decided to make their own online vote to pick a suitable name.
Initially on April 26th, the name “Taiwan” was the clear leader with 180,000 votes. Trailing behind “Taiwan” was “Shandong” and “Beijing.” [FULL STORY]