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Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
I know this carrier is years away from being fully operational, but could this be a symbolic gesture by China?
This happens as the Russian aircraft carrier was passing through the waters off of Scotland just yesterday.
I personally don't believe this is anything to worry about, we have all known about this carrier for a while now. I just thought it was interesting news that the satellite has verified it's movement.
(visit the link for the full news article)edit on 14-12-2011 by Corruption Exposed because: (no reason given)
China bought the ship from the Ukraine in 1998 and spent years refurbishing it. It had no engines, weaponry or navigation systems when China acquired it.
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Originally posted by Clisen33
Here's a great perspective of a United States super carrier and a medium sized carrier. I would believe the Chinese carrier is similar to the one shown on the left side of the dock.
Also, the United States have 12 - yes 12, super carriers with roughly 90 aircraft on board.
Originally posted by Sorgmodig
I really wish china wouldtake care of the US. I'm sick of them acting like they are world leaders.
My guess is it has nothing to do with going directly up against the US, but rather having a hammer to hang over Taiwain if they try to declare independence, and since it's an island, it's not really part of the mainland.
Originally posted by Recollector
China is protecting their MAINLAND.So, indeed...why do they need a carrier for that?
Originally posted by guppy
reply to post by Corruption Exposed
Another step for China to claim itself as a superpower. At the rate China is progressing, it'll be a viable rival against Russia and the US.
Luckily, China only has technology for carriers. Any US supercarrier would barely bat an eye before it takes out a jump carrier. There's no competition between carriers and supercarriers. Granted they both do well in projecting power abroad. But a supercarrier can project many times more than China's carrier.
Be glad US is the only country that can afford building and maintaining supercarriers. I theorize it'll take China another decade to start developing their own supercarrier. By then, I hope US finally invests in submersible or stealth carriers or whatever nextgen carrier is coming... (Come on Space Carriers!)
Who predicts China flexing their muscle with actual action when their carrier is finished and deployed? Personally, I see China engaging in some operation against Taiwan or India a lot sooner. It may include China and Pakistan working together.