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China Starts Construction at Home of Aircraft Carrier
Sacramento Bee/ Yomiuri Shimbun ^ | July 9, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 07/10/2011 5:49:48 AM PDT by lbryce

China has started construction of its first domestically made aircraft carrier, according to diplomatic and U.S. government sources.

China has set a national goal of building a stronger navy and aims to expand its maritime interests.

This year, China will likely begin test-sailing a midsize aircraft carrier - the Varyag - that it bought from Ukraine, the sources said.

When the domestic carrier is completed, the Chinese Navy will have two aircraft carriers in its fleet.

The addition will likely raise concerns in neighboring countries, including Japan, whose ties with China have been strained over the Senkaku Islands, and Vietnam and the Philippines, which have territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea.

It will also shake up stability in the Asia-Pacific region, which has been primarily maintained by the United States' overwhelming military power.

In early June, Chen Bingde, the Chinese military's chief of the General Staff, told Hong Kong media that China was building an aircraft carrier, the first time a top officer of the Chinese military has acknowledged the fact.

But he did not clarify whether the carrier being constructed referred to the Varyag or the other carrier.

According to the diplomatic sources, another officer in the Chinese military said the Varyag cannot be called a domestically made carrier, and clearly stated that the carrier is another under construction in a different location.

A U.S. government official also said that Washington regards the carrier referred to as the one made in China.

Part of the U.S. Defense Department's 2010 annual report, titled "Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China," said China will be able to operate two or more aircraft carriers in the coming 10 years.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aircraftcarrier; china; navair; navy
Military sources close to developments in the Chinese Navy said the domestically made carrier is being constructed in a shipyard on Changxing Island in Shanghai.
China may be very proud of its newly vaunted capability in the domestic production of its first aircraft carrier, but the technological know-how is 100% US-derived.Under the circumstances, christening it the Clinton would make the most sense.
1 posted on 07/10/2011 5:49:58 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce
From the Sino-Russian Joint Statement of April 23, 1997:
"The two sides [China and Russia] shall, in the spirit of partnership, strive to promote the multipolarization of the world and the establishment of a new international order."

"Joint war games are a logical outcome of the Sino-Russian Friendship and Cooperation Treaty signed in 2001, and reflect the shared worldview and growing economic ties between the two Eastern Hemisphere giants."

We are creating a new world, a balanced world. A new world order, a multipolar world,” Chavez told reporters during a visit to Communist China, one of many. His “new world order” includes [RUSSIA], China, Iran,... and a significantly weakened United States, he explained.

Resurgent Communism in Latin America
by Alex Newman, March 16, 2010:

President Obama and Venezuela dictator Hugo
Chavez at the 2009 Summit of the Americas in Trinidad.
Note the "soul bro" handshake. (my caption)

Obama, Chavez shake hands at Americas Summit:

From the Russian News and Information Agency:
July 27, 2006
"'I am determined to expand relations with Russia,' Chavez, known as an outspoken critic of what he calls the United States' unilateralism, told the Russian leader, adding that his determination stemmed from their shared vision of the global order.":

Russia's Medvedev hails "comrade" Obama

Associated Foreign Press (AFP) ^ | April 2, 2009 | Anna Smolchenko

"Russia's Dmitry Medvedev hailed Barack Obama as "my new comrade" Thursday after their first face-to-face talks"

April 1, 2009:
"Obama, Medvedev pledge new era of relations":

2 posted on 07/10/2011 5:55:54 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page:
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To: lbryce

Paid for by globalist traitors.

Buy American.

3 posted on 07/10/2011 5:58:14 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (SOAK THE GLOBALISTS. Globalists destroy US jobs.)
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To: Jeff Head


4 posted on 07/10/2011 6:58:44 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: lbryce
they finally got the rest of the CAD files needed to lay the keel???
5 posted on 07/10/2011 9:00:57 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: lbryce

This is like watching the mongols invade in slow motion.

6 posted on 07/10/2011 9:10:39 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: lbryce
We should be very cautious about projecting forward power to Guam in response to the perceived Chinese threat. It is my fear that the island could tip over....

7 posted on 07/10/2011 9:17:51 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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8 posted on 07/10/2011 10:19:27 AM PDT by Vroomfondel
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To: Vroomfondel; SC Swamp Fox; Fred Hayek; NY Attitude; P3_Acoustic; investigateworld; lowbuck; ...

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9 posted on 07/10/2011 12:41:56 PM PDT by magslinger (Zombies make up much of the Democrat's base.)
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To: lbryce
You're aware that Seawolf class sub drivers have nocturnal emissions at the thought of a Chinese CV?

The soul of Dick O'Kane lives in every attack sub captain.

The day that target sails, it's going to have a 24/7/365 tail, either 1000+ feet down, or 200 miles up.

10 posted on 07/10/2011 6:22:04 PM PDT by jonascord (The Drug War Rapes the Constitution.)
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