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    China's first aircraft carrier on Wednesday left its shipyard in the country's northeast to start its first sea trial, the state news agency Xinhua said.
    The revamped old Soviet ship's sea trial was in line with the schedule of its 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, adding that the vessel had set sail from its shipyard in the city of Dalian.

    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.
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    Not at all a major threat yet, but something we need to watch. A few carriers of this scale will not make them an international naval power like us, but it will make them huge in that region, in an area they've been relatively weak in.
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    A shame if it was to spring a leak or 12...wouldn't it????
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php...show_article=1

    Not at all a major threat yet, but something we need to watch. A few carriers of this scale will not make them an international naval power like us, but it will make them huge in that region, in an area they've been relatively weak in.
    Well if the mainland Chinese don't build airplanes any better than they build motor scooters, it will only last two or three years.

    But seriously, it's about time China starts shouldering some of the world policing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Well if the mainland Chinese don't build airplanes any better than they build motor scooters, it will only last two or three years.

    But seriously, it's about time China starts shouldering some of the world policing.
    If China would "police" in our favor, then sure. But I'll be damned before I want them "policing" for themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Well if the mainland Chinese don't build airplanes any better than they build motor scooters, it will only last two or three years.

    But seriously, it's about time China starts shouldering some of the world policing.
    Don't be Naive,China's first police action will be to grab as much wealth as possible. They'll start local, then regional, then ,,,,,,,.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    Don't be Naive,China's first police action will be to grab as much wealth as possible. They'll start local, then regional, then ,,,,,,,.
    They'd start with Taiwan in half a heart beat
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    Don't be Naive,China's first police action will be to grab as much wealth as possible. They'll start local, then regional, then ,,,,,,,.
    What part of China's history supports your accusation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    What part of China's history supports your accusation?



    Just wikipedia it. Taiwan (Chinese Taipei to the Chinese) is considered by the Chinese as rightfully being a part of China, and currently a state in rebellion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    They'd start with Taiwan in half a heart beat
    What purpose would that serve? There was a good reason for China to retake Tibet. What is the reason to take Taiwan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    What purpose would that serve? There was a good reason for China to retake Tibet. What is the reason to take Taiwan?



    seriously? dude, the ONLY thing keeping the Chinese from taking Taiwan now is the US fleet that protects it. Just to keep the Chinese placated we don't recognize them as a sovereign country. (I think only Israel and one other do).
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