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China Aircraft Carrier

Why Aircraft Carriers Still Matter (To China)

Peter Navarro | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

There is no question China's only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, poses no direct danger to the United States. It is a relatively small carrier with little in the way of advanced electronics or weaponry; and, because of its short flight deck, it is launching under-equipped planes.

Hagel May Be First Foreigner To Visit China's Aircraft Carrier

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

(Recasts with comments from U.S. official) By Phil Stewart QINGDAO, China, April 7 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary C...

China Planning More, Bigger Aircraft Carriers

AP | Posted 04.24.2013 | World

BEIJING -- A top navy commander says China plans to operate more aircraft carriers in the future that will be even larger and carry more aircraft than...

U.S. Navy Secretary Meets Chinese Minister To Discuss Sea Conflicts

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 11.27.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China's defense minister and the U.S. Navy secretary on Tuesday discussed security at sea and plans to bolster the U.S. military presence i...

China Lands First Jet On Its Aircraft Carrier

AP | Posted 01.25.2013 | World

BEIJING — China's government is mourning a key engineer behind its aircraft carrier program who died of a heart attack after witnessing the firs...

Chinese Aircraft Carrier Begins Flight Training

AP | Posted 12.15.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China has begun flight training on its first aircraft carrier, with photographs posted on websites Monday showing navy pilots practicing to...

China Launches First Aircraft Carrier

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 11.25.2012 | World

BEIJING — China formally entered its first aircraft carrier into service on Tuesday, underscoring its ambitions to be a leading Asian naval powe...

China's First Aircraft Carrier On Second Round Of Sea Trials

AP | Posted 01.29.2012 | World

BEIJING — China's first aircraft carrier headed back to sea Tuesday for a second round of sea trials, the Defense Ministry said. The as-yet unn...

Aircraft Carrier? What Aircraft Carrier? Oh, That Aircraft Carrier!

Peter Navarro | Posted 10.16.2011 | World
Peter Navarro

China's first aircraft carrier recently slipped from its berth with little fan fare. The start of sea trials of the 1,000 foot long flattop gained little media attention in an America that is, as usual, too caught up in its own angst to notice external threats.

The Mao Doctrine

Stanley Weiss | Posted 10.15.2011 | World
Stanley Weiss

Last week, China sent its first-ever aircraft carrier to sea -- yet another move in a year that has seen Beijing establish a much more combative stance in the South China Sea, alarming the United States and its regional allies.

China's First Aircraft Carrier Starts Sea Trial

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 10.10.2011 | World

BEIJING — China's first aircraft carrier swept through fog-shrouded waters Wednesday to open sea trials that underscore concerns about the count...

China's Aircraft Carrier Ploy Pays Off

The Diplomat | Posted 10.04.2011 | World

For decades now, aircraft carriers have been the dominant symbols of military power and technological strength. Nations who develop them have the abil...

Will China Rule the Waves

Eric Margolis | Posted 08.13.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Judging from all the alarms coming from Washington's national security establishment, revelation of China's first aircraft carrier poses a major threat to world peace and stability. It does not, but the timing is noteworthy.

China On Verge Of Having Aircraft Carrier

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China has taken a major step toward commissioning its first aircraft carrier by largely completing the restoration of a derelict ship ...