China unveils its first aircraft carrier, won't be the last




Just as tensions in the East China Sea begin to reach boiling point, China has unveiled its first aircraft carrier. Called the Liaoning – formerly the Ukraine’s Varyag – the Soviet-made ship is 300m long and has capacity for over 50 aircraft and helicopters. In the immediate future Japan will be weary of its neighbour’s new sea power as the dispute over the Diaoyu Islands intensifies, but the rest of world will also be paying close attention as China’s maritime a...
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