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Chinese Media Downplay Military Value of Aircraft Carrier

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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China’s state media are playing down the military threat posed by the country’s new aircraft carrier, suggesting it may be 15 to 20 years before China has a combat-ready carrier. In the lead article on its website Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency quotes a Russian military analyst saying the refitted Ukrainian carrier which is […]

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Chinese Carrier Sea Trial Raises Concerns

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has called on China to give more information about its first aircraft carrier, which was sent out on an initial sea trial Wednesday. A spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department told reporters that Washington would welcome any kind of explanation China would like to give for needing this kind of equipment. She […]

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Chinese Aircraft Carrier Begins First Sea Trial

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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China’s first aircraft carrier steamed out of Dalian harbor for a sea trial Wednesday, providing a burst of national pride for China’s people but a source of concern for many of its neighbors. The short voyage by the refitted Ukrainian carrier ends weeks of speculation about the date of the vessel’s initial sea trial. A […]

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China’s First Carrier Begins Sea Trial

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 10:00 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s first aircraft carrier has left the shipyard for a long-awaited sea trial. The refitted old Soviet vessel left the northeastern port of Dalian early Wednesday. Officials said the trial was on schedule and that afterwards the ship will dock for further work. Concerns were raised about China’s military build-up when it purchased the stripped-down […]

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China’s First Carrier Begins Sea Trial

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s first aircraft carrier has left the shipyard for a long-awaited sea trial. The refitted old Soviet vessel left the northeastern port of Dalian early Wednesday. Officials said the trial was on schedule and that afterwards the ship will dock for further work. Concerns were raised about China’s military build-up when it purchased the stripped-down […]

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China Says Aircraft Carrier to be Used for Research, Training

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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China’s defense ministry said Wednesday that an aircraft carrier being readied for sea trials will be used for scientific research, experiments and training. Ministry spokesman Geng Yanshen told reporters Wednesday that despite its carrier program, China remains committed to a naval strategy of defending its own shores. The nearing completion of the carrier has worried […]

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China’s Aircraft Carrier Could Begin Sea Trials in August

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say a retrofitted aircraft carrier bought from Ukraine could begin sea trials in August, after postponing the original date from July 1. Though the vessel is seen as a symbol of China’s efforts to increase its naval power, the China Daily newspaper reported Tuesday that the warship is being readied for use […]

Chinese Aircraft Carrier Said Not Yet Ready for Launch

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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China’s state media say construction equipment, cranes and shipping containers still litter the deck of the country’s first aircraft carrier, indicating the vessel is far from ready for launch. The Communist Party-controlled Global Times newspaper reports on its website Wednesday that naval enthusiasts were disappointed when the ship failed to to begin sea trials on […]

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