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Originally posted by crazyewok
reply to post by angrymartian
Well seeing as the usa has 11 they have the right to at least 1.
Should we be concerned in the west? Maybe
Should we condem them? No as they have the right to build one.
Since the 1970s, the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has expressed interest in operating an aircraft carrier as part of its blue water aspirations, and press reports have frequently quoted senior Chinese military officials as expressing an intention to build aircraft carriers. In 2011, People's Liberation Army Chief of the General Staff Chen Bingde confirmed that China was constructing at least one aircraft carrier.On September 25, 2012, China's first aircraft carrier, Liaoning, was commissioned.
Since 1985, China has acquired four retired aircraft carriers for study, the Australian HMAS Melbourne and the ex-Soviet carriers Minsk, Kiev and Varyag. Reports state that two 50,000–60,000 ton Type 089 aircraft carriers based on the Varyag, are due to be finished by 2015.Sukhoi Su-33s (navalized Flankers) are the aircraft most likely to be flown from these carriers,but China is also developing its own multirole fighter, the Shenyang J-15