That kind of planning wouldn't fit for China for decades to come. Japan is a neighbor of China and the Pacific has been de facto conquered by the USA for 100 years. This means China is always staring at very significant US force concentrations right next to it. It can not be projection oriented as long as it doesn't have enough power to overwhelm anything Japan and USA can bring to the table in West Pacific. Aircraft carriers are of little use for that. Land based aviation is more cost effective to an incomparable level. Surface ships can conduct ASW, AAW and ASuW, along with air power.IMHO, one cruiser per CV and LHD is enough. So, with 2(3) carriers and 3 LHDs, 7 or 8 is more than enough for now.
I mean, why make surface action groups when all these ships really do make the best synergy within a carrier battle group. They protect the carrier, carrier protects them.