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New Chinese Aircraft Carrier Creates Waves
The new Chinese aircraft carrier Shi Lang has started her sea trials. Taiwan has just announced development of a carrier-busitng missile. What's going on?
Early August 2011 sees her first open-sea trials, carrying the name ‘Shi-Lang’
Some observers doubted that China would finish the project, but those who can begin to understand the Chinese mentality know that they seek to surpass the United States economically, politically and militarily, and have actively been building their strengths in all these arenas.
The stance of the People’s Liberation Army Navy has been changed from a coastal defence force to that of a superpower with worldwide blue-water reach. Projection of power with a global reach requires air-power platforms. Carriers are very visible, and present a powerful picture of naval and airborne strength.
James Marinero ( http://www.jamesmarinero.com/
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