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China to flex naval muscle in unprecedented show
Posted on 04/23/2009 12:06:39 AM PDT by DTAD
China is set to display its maritime might in an unprecedented show Thursday as it parades its warships and nuclear submarines with 14 other nations to mark its navy's 60th anniversary.
The fleet parade takes place in the eastern city of Qingdao along with 21 foreign vessels, just weeks after tensions flared up following a naval stand-off with the United States in the South China Sea.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; chinesemilitary; defense; maritime; military; navy
posted on 04/23/2009 12:06:40 AM PDT
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DEFENCE TALK.com (AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE): "CHINA TO FLEX NAVAL MUSCLE IN UNPRECEDENTED SHOW" (April 23, 2009)
STRIPES.com - STARS and STRIPES: "REPORT: CHINESE NAVY HAS NEW BASE IN PACIFIC" by Jeff Schogol (March 27, 2009, Pacific Edition)
DEFENSElink.mil (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE: Washington - "CHINA'S MILITARY CAPABILITIES CONTINUE TO GROW, REPORT SAYS" by Jim Garamone (March 25, 2009)
THREATS WATCH.org: "CYBERSPACE, TARGETING AND THE HUMAN FIREWALL" by Adam Elkus April 20, 2009)
SOUTH ASIA ANALYSIS.org - Paper no. 3147: "CHINA'S SILENT WARFARE" by Bhaskar Roy (April 13, 2009)
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posted on 04/23/2009 1:00:09 AM PDT
That will give 0bama a chance to apologize for the U.S. having a navy. It’s our fault China has to ratchet up its forces. /s
posted on 04/23/2009 1:12:42 AM PDT
One has to consider that China depends on the sea-lanes for the transport of oil, as they have limited domestic sources of petroleum....hence they are in a similar position as Germany, and Japan in the 30s....totally depended on sea transport, therefore very vulnerable to naval blockades....
posted on 04/23/2009 4:18:02 AM PDT
We need naval parity, we should give the Chi-Coms two or three of our carriers and train there pilots and crew. I think that would be fair. /sarc
posted on 04/23/2009 4:59:37 AM PDT
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