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    Exclamation China's 1st Carrier in sea trials.

    China's 1st Aircraft Carrier in Sea Trial: Report - Defense News
    9 Aug 2011

    BEIJING - China's first aircraft carrier left its shipyard in the northeast to start its first sea trial on Aug. 9, the state news agency Xinhua said. The revamped old Soviet ship's sea trial was in line with the schedule of the carrier's refitting project and would not take long, the news agency said, quoting military sources.

    After returning from the trial, the carrier will continue its refit and test work, the report said. Beijing last month sought to downplay the capability of its first aircraft carrier, saying the vessel would be used for training and "research", amid concerns over the country's military build-up. The project has added to regional worries over the country's fast military expansion and growing assertiveness on territorial issues.

    It also comes amid heightened tensions over a number of maritime territorial disputes involving China, notably in the South China Sea, which is believed to be rich in oil and gas and is claimed by several countries. The issue has heated up recently with run-ins between China and fellow claimants Vietnam and the Philippines, sparking concern among its neighboring countries and the United States.
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    The west pacific is gonna get a lot more complicated soon.
    Negatives and positives for sure.. for instance a chicom carrier group could help police the Pacific and Indian oceans, but at the same time China will start bullying it's much smaller neighbors.


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    I think they'll use it just to bully around some of their weaker neighbors. It's just a symbol of prestige for them.

    Aircraft carriers are used by imperialistic nations.. hmm.
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    below is pic of China's first aircraft carrier. Hopefully get better pictures soon
    The "Tianjin 01" is the carrier Varyag that was bought 2/3rd complete from Ukraine and finished in China.




    Is Soviet Aircraft Carrier Varyag to be renamed as "Tianjin"? | China Military Power Mashup
    pic above is a model of the Tianjin's deck.







    Tianjin left the port of Dalian 大连 and heading towards the sea trial area..
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    Cool The only good Marine is a Submarine - USN saying

    USS Santa Fe should be on station by now to observe it. She left subic last week..



    SUBIC BAY, Republic of the Philippines.
    Tug boats pull the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) out of Subic Bay, Philippines.
    (Aug. 2, 2011, U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Chris Salisbury/Released)
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    reuters article with interesting opinions from misc eggheads...

    China launches first aircraft carrier on maiden sea trial | Reuters
    (Reuters) - China launched its first aircraft carrier for a maiden run on Wednesday, a step likely to boost patriotic pride at home and jitters abroad about Beijing's naval ambitions. The long-awaited debut of the vessel, a refitted former Soviet craft, marked a step forward in China's long-term plan to build a carrier force that can project power into the Asian region, where seas are spanned by busy shipping lanes and thorny territorial disputes.
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    Good graphic showing whos got what. read article for whats being built by whom.
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    grrr sneaky chicomms snuck out under cover of fog..




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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    USS Santa Fe should be on station by now to observe it. She left subic last week..



    SUBIC BAY, Republic of the Philippines.
    Tug boats pull the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) out of Subic Bay, Philippines.
    (Aug. 2, 2011, U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Chris Salisbury/Released)
    "The only good Marine is a submarine?????" WTF?
    We have a saying in the Marines............Fuck the Navy, just over-paid chauffeurs.
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    yup..... vs /\

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    It makes sense that they have the first of what will be many air carriers. They are the next super power.

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    Yep Plus the Phillipines and the Vietmanese have already expressed their concerns.....but SOS Clinton has already told all that the US is a Resident power in the South China Sea.

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