Re-posting a lost image. FOD walk.
Why would China sell it to anyone? There is no evidence that even a second 003 hull is being constructed right now. China needs as many carriers as it can right now, building new carrier takes a long time, but training the crew takes even longer.Is it possible China will sell this carrier to Russia once the 003 starts mass production? After all this is not really a very modern carrier, has a outdated design and low capacity, but will help greatly with Russia's carrier problems.
Even if offered at a discount, China won't agree to buy it. Russia is rising now, not declining. They will complete the refit & will use it for training & real ops if needed.Instead, it should be Russia selling its last carrier to China. The Kuznetsov provides no strategic advantage to Russia other than being a token asset to represent the last vestige of its declining power. Russia demonstrated that it has no ability to repair it.