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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.

LOOK: Take A Rare Tour Of China's Naval Ships

AP | MARCO GARCIA | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — China gave Western journalists a rare look aboard two People's Liberation Army vessels Saturday during the Rim of the Pa...

Chinese Ships Leave Port To Take Part In Global Naval Drill For First Time Ever

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 08.09.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese ships steamed Tuesday toward waters near Hawaii to participate for the first time in the world's largest naval exercises host...

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...

China To Attend U.S. Naval Drills

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2013 | World

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) - China's People's Liberation Army has accepted an invitation to participate for the fi...

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...

The U.S. Navy and U.S. Military: It Is Not Their Numbers, It Is Their Strength

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

The contention by the GOP presidential candidate that the present U.S. Navy's somewhat smaller active ship inventory than in 1917 has a direct and ne...

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...

Chinese Warships Cross High Seas Off Japan Island

AP | Posted 08.23.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japan's Defense Ministry said Thursday 11 Chinese warships were spotted in international waters off the country's southern island of Oki...

Report: China Modernizes Navy For Potential Taiwan, US Conflict

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China has built up a sophisticated navy in preparation for a potential conflict with Taiwan, a new report from the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence (...

China Naval Might On Display At Military Parade

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China is staging a military parade to celebrate its navy's 60th anniversary - and show the world its latest warships....

Pentagon: Chinese Ships Harassed US Vessel

AP | BY PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Chinese ships surrounded and harassed a Navy mapping ship in international waters off China, at one point coming within 25 feet of ...

China Warships Targeting Somali Pirates In Groundbreaking Mission

AP | WILLIAM FOREMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GUANGZHOU, China — Chinese warships headed toward Somali waters Friday to combat piracy, the first time the communist country has sent ships on ...