Confirmed Aircraft Carrier

From Bloomberg.

China finally confirmed that they’re building a second aircraft carrier.

China Building Second Aircraft Carrier With Domestic Technology

December 31, 2015

China is building a second aircraft carrier, with the new ship being designed and constructed domestically, the Defense Ministry said, marking the first time the government has confirmed the long-rumored project.

The vessel is being built in the northern port of Dalian and will carry Chinese-made J-15 fighter jets, the ministry said on its website, citing spokesman Col. Yang Yujun. The ship will have a displacement of approximately 50,000 tons, Yang said. The country’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was commissioned in 2012 and built in a hull purchased from the Ukraine.

China has been expanding its naval prowess as the word’s second-biggest economy extends its economic clout throughout Asia and beyond.China has largely kept the carrier program secret, partly to allay concerns about its ability to test the dominance of the U.S. Navy, which has upheld Asian maritime security since World War II. The Pentagon said in May that China “could build multiple aircraft carriers over the next 15 years.”

“We have long coastlines and vast waters under our jurisdiction, and it is the sacred duty of Chinese forces to protect the nation’s marine safety — to defend territorial sovereignty as well as the maritime rights,” Yang said in the statement.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-31/china-building-second-aircraft-carrier-with-domestic-technology

 

Advertisements

Published by

Leanne

I began writing Elle's Adventure in China (EACh) in June 2014 as a fun summer project, but as obstacles kept interfering with my plans, I forked and forked more options. I took writing this novel much more seriously in mid-July, and want to have it officially published someday in my lifetime. As many artists put their hearts into their projects, so do I. I did not start out liking to read, but a professor suggested a book for me for homework a few years ago, and it was an amazing book. Since then, I read for pleasure, and I hope my novel, Elle's Adventure in China, does the same for as many of you as possible. The same thing goes to writing. I did not like to write until I took a course where the professor and papers made me love to write. I hope every one of you find what makes you happy and dedicated to work. In May 2015, I started my other blog, Read and Write Here (R&WH), as a place to post other things that aren't China- and Chinese culture-related and not EACh. I share some of my memories and experiences from student teaching, irregular participation in Daily Prompts, etc. I'd like to have regular people and bloggers to write book reviews and post it on R&WH someday. Keep reading and writing!

Have something to say or ask?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s