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China Begins Development Of First Aircraft Carrier

August 8, 2011 by  

China has begun developing an aircraft carrier.China has begun working on an aircraft carrier, and American defense officials predict that the Asian country will probably develop at least two of the mammoth warships.

According to satellite photos, it appears that the Chinese are working on a Kuznetsov-class carrier named the Varyag, a Soviet-era craft, reports The Washington Times. Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng said that the older craft will be used for “scientific and research” purposes.

However, Pentagon officials are wary of China’s intention as the country believes aircraft carriers are a symbol of power in the world.

“We expect China to build at least one indigenous carrier, probably two or more, but they have not revealed how many they intend to build, what the construction schedule will [be] or what their missions will be,” a defense official familiar with the situation told the Times.

The United States has by far the most aircraft carriers in service worldwide with 11. Italy and Spain are the only other countries with more than one, possessing two each, according to China’s Xinhua News Agency.

The Times reports that the development of the aircraft carriers is adding to worries that China will use them to take control of certain areas of international waters such as the South China Sea, East China Sea and Yellow Sea.

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  • bart

    i cain’t wait to see them try a carrier landing with a mig.

    • PEOPLE’S RIGHTS

      Americans HAVE PAID for almost 70 carriers, but the mainstream media said the Aliens turned off America Weapon systems.

      Very scary, I guess America is not protected after all. I do not believe the aliens want to de-populate USA or choose to protect the filthy rich, but not the poor.

      Has someone RE-PROGRAMMED “Rules of engagement” for these weapons, and only protect certain people and for any specific country?

  • http://GOOGLE SUNBUM

    WE ARE PAYING FOR THEM !!
    THIS IS VERY INTERESTING : THERE ARE 2 THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW THAT WILL STOP THIS.
    START CHARGING TARIFFS ON ALL IMPORTS; THIS WILL MEAN LABOR IN THESE OTHER COUNTIES WILL BE PAYING THE TAX THAT OUR LABOR NO LONGER PAYS. KILL THE UNIONS WITH LAWS THAT GIVE WORKERS A SHARE OF PROFIT INSTEAD OF A HIGHER SALARY.
    UNIONS AS THEY NOW OPERATE KILL BUSINESS AND PROMOTE COMMUNISTIC GROWTH.
    WE CAN NEVER BE COMPETITIVE WITH COUNTRIES WITHOUT UNIONS. TO PROMOTE UNIONS IN THESE COUNTRIES WILL BE PROMOTING INFLATION.

    AT THIS VERY MOMENT, I AM FINISHING THIS LETTER & WATCHING FOX & FRIENDS. DONALD TRUMP IS ON THERE SAYING WE SHOULD CHARGE CHINA TARIFFS !!! HOW BOUT DAT !

    • PEOPLE’S RIGHTS

      Don’t you know people complain UNIONS are another problem that drive businesses to China, India and many other places?

      Politicians and Unions are the main problems, and they should not send our jobs overseas to PROMOTE THE DOLLAR AS A RESERVE CURRENCY.

      Didn’t you know politicians make laws and have regulators enforce them that also drive business away. So who are the root causes of the problems?

      UNIONS WERE DESIGNED AND INSTALLED BY THE ELITES.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      SUNBUM,
      I would love to see the IDIOT that went to China right now and tried to form a UNION!!! That would be the SHORTEST lived Union raid in history!!!

  • JC

    Forget Spanish, learn Mandarin as soon as you can…
    And give yourselves a hand America…we’re paying for the new Chinese military.

    • Daniel

      JC, 25 years ago people were saying the same thing about Japan. Remember how that turned out?

      • http://naver samurai

        Since the Chinese have a larger fleet than we do, now the addition of 2 aircraft carriers would make it harder to fight them. Plus this could help them with invasion plans of neighboring countries, like Vietnam (Problem with the Spratly Islands Oil), Philippines, Japan (Can’t leave out that possibility), Korea, and especially Taiwan. This would also increase their capabilities of fighting at sea and not waiting for someone to land and hitting them with millions of soldiers. I heard someone mention Migs, well China has other aircraft. Their new stealth fighter is not a Mig. Let’s see what happens. Knowing Obama bin Laden, he’s probably planning to have a pre-emptive strike on the shipyards they are being built. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • bucksnort

          Lets see.Thirty years of shuttle flights and you think Star Wars was off the table?You folks have no imagination.If you control the sattelites in space you control the globe.But it was all purely scientific right?

  • David M

    WOW! Were worried about the aircraft carrier? How about the thousands of brand new ICBM missles that they have been building the last 3 years. And of course there pointed at America. Now China is racing to take over oter space, Russia annouced they well be working with China, and we will be on the ground wondering what they are doing up there. Star Wars will begin they will destroy are communication satilites. We are screwed thanks to Obama, but of course most of us will refuse to believe what is happening. The commies think we are parsites, and of course we need to be removed.

    • Jeep

      Do not forget that it was under Clinton that the Chinese were given the technology to hit American cities with their nuclear missiles.

      • s c

        Jeep, that’s almost enough to make me think this is why Arkansas doesn’t want them back. HA! While Arkansas can have its strange moments, they know why the Clintons need to be ‘elsewhere.’

    • danny

      Actually, another reason we became screwed was when congress voted down Reagans star wars program. We can only hope the governments got some black ops program we dont know about that will save our butts. However I’m not waiting for that. Start stock piling your weps, ammo and food because you know what will hit the fan. when the first icbm goes.

    • bucksnort

      How about the shuttle taking hundreds of objects into space?They were all for purely scientific purposes right?You people are behind the curve.Grow up and educate yourselves.

  • eddie47d

    China is also claiming the whole China Sea and even is encroaching into Philippine territory. They have also done the same in Vietnam’s territorial limits. That carrier will give them even more power to throw their weight around.

    • caesar

      There should be a battle instead of all this diplomacy that’s been going on for so long. May the best country win and settle this nonsense once and for all.

  • come-and-take-it

    China has a vested national interest in control of the seas and projecting power. She is beginning to need her fair share of the global resources the US has for so long controlled. To sustain an economy that has one-half the per capita standard of living that the US has, she will have to import almost 10 times as many raw materials. To put it another way, if both countries consumed the same amount of resources, her people would be consuming one-tenth per capita of those in the US. The Chinese are beginning to consume. IPODS, autos, TV’s, clothing and computers that all require raw materials. The US no longer has the luxury of being the bigest player on the sandlot. No doubt you’ve noticed we have troops permanently stationed in 130 countries around the world. Those troops protect American interests in raw materials. Forget about glowing words about protecting freedom and democracy, it’s all about raw materials and markets for our goods. Unfortunately, our economy will not sustain high levels of spending to protect those corporate interests for long and we all know nature hates a vacuum. China will fill the void, by force if necessary. Don’t be surprized if China becomes a convenient fall guy for a President who wants to be re-elected at any cost. Our troops are just pawns in a global chess game and I’m afraid China is a better player than our pos POTUS.

    Strategy question: Can the US afford to allow those cariers to be completed?

    • Bert Klempel

      The US would do well to stay out of other peoples business.

  • s c

    If the North Koreans had any sense, they’d realize that their sugar daddy lifeline will be threatened if the Chinese build aircraft carriers. It takes a large force of ships and men to ‘protect’ an aircraft carrier.
    It almost sounds as though China has been a closet colonialist for a long time. Now that they have the money to build carriers, they somehow have the need to flex their muscles. It’s almost enough to make you wonder who’s running the Chinese government [their 'leaders' or their puppet masters]. ‘Welcome’ to the club, China. Remember to name your first carrier the Titanic II.

  • http://www.nosmog.com ROBERT

    WE WON’T BE SURPRISED THAT CHINA NAVY SAID THIS NEW CARRIER “VARYAG ” .

    POSSIBLE THEY WILL NEVER TELL WORLD THAT POSSIBLE CHINESE WILL USE ALL KINDS OF ” MISSLES “INCLUDING NUCELAR MISSLES AND FEW HELICOPTERS AND NO JET PLANES !!! . WHO KNOWS !! .

  • http://None Frank

    We are not trying to even stop a little islamic republic like Iran from building a nuclear bomb and the missles to deliver it and to suppose we could stop a Military Giant like China from builing state of the art carriers is not realistic. Our most important task at the moment is to get rid of our tin pot dictator Barack Hussein Muhhamed Odumba. I know it will never happen but he needs to be arrested and charged with high Treason. He is driving our ship of state up on the rocks, we are aground already, hopefully we can salvage what remains.

  • http://None Frank

    The key is NOVEMBER, 2012. God help us.

    • http://www.nosmog.com ROBERT

      WHY WAIT TILL ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 6 , 2012 ?.

      WHY NOT START ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 1 , 2011 ?

    • danny

      I say lets help ourselves, we are Americans “get er done” We can start by cleaning out our house “Washington D.C.” you know get a new crew in there. Then put our backs to the wall and say bring it right now. The chinese on the left and the terrorist on the right. and this why we are over there bringing the fight. You always want to be on the offense. Get er done!

  • starfalcon

    let us hope we keep our subs operative, our torpedoes armed and our countermeasures secret.

    we may need them sooner than you think…

  • Dan az

    Smoke screen!!!!!
    Come on this is a joke,One aircraft carrier Wow that will do a lot.One missile an bye bye tonka toy.They are becoming the majority leader of the east which is the one of three NWO subdivisions nothing more.With the EU as one and the north American alliance the other they are the eastern alliance that makes up the NWO.The funny thing is who do you think is building that one ship?You can bet its our own companies that bailed from here.Its our manufacturing base that is non existing here anymore.The redistribution of wealth is working perfectly for the elite.

    • http://www.nosmog.com ROBERT

      WELL, YOU MAY THINKIT IS A JOKE ! BUT….

      REMEMBER FEW MONTHS AGO , CHINESE SUBMARINE SNEAKED AND FIRED ONE MISSLE NEAR FROM LOS ANGELES COAST , THIS MISSILE REACHED 7,000 MILES TO CHINA SEA !!! .
      THEN WHERE NEW RED CHINESE CARRIER WILL BE ? . RED CHINESE SAID THEY HAVE DECIDED NOT ATTACK BY FOOT SOLDIERS AGAINTS USA !. THEN SILENCE NEWS ANY MORE .

      THEN THEY ANNOUNCED NEW CARRIER NAME WILL BE “VARYAG”. THEY MAKE NEW CARRIER AND MORE CHEAPER THAN SEND SOLDIERS . MAYBE TEN NUCLEAR MISSILES AGAINST USA IS ENOUGH THAN SENDING 3,000,000 RED CHINESE AND MILLION WILL BE KILLED . OLD WISE CHINESE ALWAYS FIND CHEAPER WAYS THAN MASSIVE SOLDIERS TO BE KILLED ! .

      WHO KNOWS THEN .

      • Dan az

        Robert
        To each its own.The fact is china is buying all the hay they can get here because they are not growing all they need if even they can.The fact is we are shipping million apound millions gals of water to them from the great lakes.Do you think for a moment that they would sh-t where they eat.I don’t!Even russia figured out that one.So they started buying up as many farms as they could afford here.And china owns the mortgage on the rest.So know I don’t see them attacking what I see is another smoke and mirrors to increase the size of our military presence around the world.We spend a trillion dollars a year now how much more do you think it will take to keep you feeling safe?

      • bucksnort

        Of course you discount the shuttle program and its impact on world events.Just what do you think went into orbit around the globe?Purely scientific stuff right?Jackass.

  • Joey the Bull

    China wants the grain belt-they need to feed their people. China is going to act like they are on the US side and their troops will be brought in to help police Americans and take guns away. This will be done under the leadership of FEMA. This is a Trojan horse. Once there are enough Chinese troops on US soil, just like the “Clone wars” they will switch from invited to attacking. Just watch, this is all being played out. We are in for one hell of a next few years of pain. Say good bye to the constitution. BUY AMMO. Hide your guns and get ready to fight foreign nationals on US soil.

    • http://www.nosmog.com ROBERT

      WE AGREED WITH YOU 100% — JUST BE PREPARE TO HAVE ENOUGH AMMOS AND GUNS AND BAZOOKA MISSILES ETC.ALSO GRENADE BOMBS LIKE THAT INCASE FEMA LIKE TROJAN HORSES INVITE ANY ENEMIES INTO USA ANYTIME .

      OBAMA AND HIS THUGS AND BILDERBERGS ALREADY KNEW WHEN RIGTH TIME TO ATTACK USA !!
      THEY HAVE PLANNED IT LONG TIME !! .

      WE MUST DESTROY OBAMA FIRST THING ,SECONG BILDERBERGS THIRD THE UNITED NATIIONS MUST BE KICK OUT !!!

      WHERE ARE OUR U.S. MILITARY SOLDIERS AND AIR FORCES AND NAVY RIGHT NOW ?? MOST WENT OVER SEAS RIGHT NOW . THAT IS WHAT OBAMA AND BILDERBERGS ‘S TRICKS !!

      THE TROJAN HORSES WILL INVADE AMERICA ! .

      BE PREPARE ABOUT AMMOS, ETC ANYWAY ! . WE DON’T WANT ANOTHER “PEARL HARBOR AND 9-11 ATTACK N.Y.C. !

  • LITTLE STINKER

    When they build it I hope thay put it to a good use in afganastan.
    At least there president has direction which our So Call President dose not. Here in the U.S. there is a popular joke going around and his name is Obama.

  • jopa

    When the Chinese invade America they are going to be a well fed force.There are Chinese restaurants everywhere.

    • Dan az

      I like chineese food :) only when my wife cooks it.What I see is that they need to show some strength in there region not ours.If they are going to be a super power then its not only the amount of men they have but the ability to take to the sky’s and own the nations that are part of their NWO regime.The NWO is the game plan for the entire world and with out borders there is no need for war.So they think.

    • bucksnort

      Seems to me like the Chinese may want to get some experience first.No sense attacking the most powerful military in the world without first seeing how you do against smaller opponents.What was the last army they put a hurting on.Lack of experience can make you look silly in warfare.It is not how good you look but how good the troops of the enemy look that determines the battle.If they look better than yours watch out.In no instances have enemies who lose thousands to kill hundreds won a war.A fighting force may withdraw but wars are never won that way.Viet Nam is a perfect example.The US didnt really lose the war but chose to cease hostilities because of political turmoil back home.The Chinese are not experienced at fighting 21st century warfare yet.They may have numbers but experience they lack.

  • Dan az

    “It is pretty obvious the Russians and the Chinese are protecting their own economic and military interests in Syria,” an Asian diplomat told IPS, “just as Western nations traditionally continue to protect Israel from any form of sanctions at all.”
    Here is a story just on the russians that are building bases and have a military presence in syria.
    http://www.welt.de/english-news/article3039085/Russia-plans-navy-bases-in-Syria-Libyia-Yemen.html
    And this one is the combined effort of china and russia to stand in the way of an attack from UN troops which include us.By the way its not congress approved either.
    http://original.antiwar.com/deen/2011/06/09/russia-china-shield-syria-from-possible-un-sanctions%C2%A0/

  • Dan az

    Can anyone see that this is the beginning of world war three?Its all about to begin and we are here arguing about the smoke and mirrors, we are going to pay for this war.Not just the ones that we have already going but all the rest of them that will be uncountable with so many fronts.What bothers me the most is who finger is on the nukes!!!!!

  • simian pete

    Cool !

    The Chinese are building aircraft carriers ! Totally awesome !!!

    Then they are developing a better aircraft than the F-22 Raptor !!!

    There like at Project “Gemini” phase in their space program !!!

    Them Chinese are going to pass us up pretty soon. Their is not a darn thing we can do about it. They have like 300 million engineers/technicians so they have more brain power …

    • bucksnort

      yeah but what about feeding themselves.

    • http://naver samurai

      What about the East Wind nuclear missiles they have that can reach Washington from anywhere in China? You better hope that if push comes to shove that one isn’t headed for your hometown. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • bucksnort

        I for one HOPE they can/do hit Washington.AND matybe it will force a CHANGE.East Wind.Sounds like a lot of Hot Air to me.

      • bucksnort

        I wonder how many satellite killers the space shuttle put in orbit for us.Hard to tell how much damage satellite killers could do to a modern military.Maybe we will find out soon.Only time will tell.

      • Jay

        India’s ‘satellite killer’ to take on China

        India, it appears, is now on the verge of entering the rare domain of space wars. Indian scientists at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) are working on a weapon system to eliminate enemy satellites operating in low-earth orbits. The move to create this ‘satellite killer’ appears to have been prompted by a similar anti-satellite test conducted by China in January 2007. In the Chinese test, a missile was launched that completely decimated an old weather satellite Fengyun 1C that was orbiting 500 miles from the earth.
        http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=3517606

  • Jay

    China’s interest with the U.S. is not to destroy it, but to control it, make it obsolete, and disable it militarily. Their quest is the middle east, not U.S. He who control’s the shipping lanes, will control a great deal. Besides, China has a destiny with history, and God; Does the “Two hundred million men army marching from the east” ring a bell? Revelation 16:12. Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the Kings from the east might be prepared.

    Countries the Euphrates passes through: Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. Continent: Asia.

    Also, Revelation 9:16. Now the number of the army of the horsemen (main Infantry) was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.

  • EndOfEmpire

    Before then, there was the Soviet scare, and America & Soviet Union compete…in the end, Soviets gone bankrupt,its empire broken up and America emerge victorious. Now is the China red scare, and America & China compete. Recent America is downgraded from AAA to AA+, NASA funding stop and they travel to Space using an ex-Soviet rockets…..so, I assume America will go bankrupt soon and in a decline.

  • Mujahideen

    The problem with America is they fall in the same trap as the Soviet. How long was the Soviet in Afghanistan?? 9 years? And for all the assume Soviet might, they cannot fight the Mujahideens or Freedom Fighters (they were not call terrorist/Taliban then) riding camels, arm with Ak47 and couple of Stinger missiles supplied by CIA and 1 lone gunman call John Rambo and his Colonel. Now America has gone 10 years in Afghanistan, they can be proud they have 1UP the Soviets but still cannot fight the Talibans(before they were call Mujahideens), dwelling in caves and still arm with AK47. With all the assume America’s might & sophistication, they still cannot fight and takeover and lost Elite Seal troops to 1 single lone Taliban with his old fashion RPG launcher (a downgrade from previous Stingers). Everyday 500 Million USD pours down the drain while 1 in 10 American jobless.

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