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China's Navy in procurement spree to build its second aircraft carrier

Thursday, February 5th 2015 - 13:17 UTC
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The construction of China's second aircraft carrier appears to be imminent, reports the Global Times, a tabloid under the auspices of the Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily. Read full article


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  • Britworker

    In the international arena most countries require 3 aircraft carriers? Since when? The only country I know of that has 3 plus is the US

    Feb 05th, 2015 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    India has three afloat (although one of them won't be in commission until 2018 (Vikrant), and another is scheduled to be decommissioned (again) in 2020(Viraat - ex Hermes), with a new third one planned to be active in 2025 (Vishal), assuming that their Russian buy-in (Vikramaditya - ex Admiral Gorshkov) lasts that long)

    Feb 05th, 2015 - 04:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    There seems to a bit of poetic license as to what passes for an aircraft carrier in certain countries

    Feb 05th, 2015 - 04:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    Best I could come up with I'm afraid, it's either India with their ex-British antique, ex-Russian fixer-upper and their own, which is still in (admittedly quite large) bits, or we have to include helicopter carriers and/or assault ships to get to anyone else having three or more flat-tops.

    Feb 05th, 2015 - 05:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Well, technically, the royal navy has 4,
    1, P.O.W.
    2, Elizabeth
    3, OCEAN
    4, Illustrious

    Yes, 2 aint built,
    And one is in reserve I believe,
    But [and please tell me if im wrong]
    All 4 could take F35 as it will be vertical take off.

    Just my

    Feb 05th, 2015 - 08:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Can Argentina call their upturned ships in their harbour subs as well?

    Feb 05th, 2015 - 10:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    ha ha =bath

    Feb 05th, 2015 - 11:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    I guess China has to take care of her interests in the south Atlantic and according with my fellow friend from CIA they will built 5.

    In the next 5 years we will see military nuke launchers in Argiland made in China, oh! sorry, I mean to say space ship observatories.

    Feb 06th, 2015 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    The 1st carrier is a hodgepodge, slap together shit. It is still not functional. Besides that, anyone who knows anything also understands that having carrier without a developed knowledge of strategies and tactics realizes the Chinese navy is far from being a military threat aside from it's shear size of people, nothing more.

    And, anyone in the CIA that tells other's their employer is CIA is likely an accountant or paymaster. CIA factbook does not count as a friend........but I guess when you are you, you count whatever works.

    Feb 06th, 2015 - 02:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Nuke Launchers in Argentina. Bahahahaha
    Chile or Brazil would take them out before they ever got built.

    Feb 06th, 2015 - 02:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    The only nuke launchers in Argentina are also called a meltdown compliments of Chernobyl technology.

    Feb 06th, 2015 - 03:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 9 Captain Poppy

    I think the CIA he is referring to stands for “Cunts In Argentina”.

    Feb 06th, 2015 - 05:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    Feb 06th, 2015 - 09:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Good one

    No one ever says they work for the CIA. Now if the say they are just a lowly govt analyst. So few work NCS.....spys. where did danyberger come back from?

    Feb 07th, 2015 - 04:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 14 Captain Poppy
    “where did danyberger come back from?”

    I don't think it's the same person.

    The other guy knew about plastics for one thing and gave me some useful advice about 3D platics printing machines and the materials available in TDC.

    This guy doesn't seem to be able to string cohesive thoughts together.

    Feb 07th, 2015 - 04:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Argentina re-arming may well become a danger to the whole of south America not just the Falkland's.

    Feb 07th, 2015 - 07:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Dany is a soccer Boi from Azul.......into cinema.

    Feb 07th, 2015 - 11:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    Bad news for YankeeBobo & CO

    According with expert investors and market researchers like Mark Spitznagel, Faber, Warren Buffett, etc.

    US Stock market Will Collapse by 50%, satisfaction guarantee or we will give your money back!

    “It is only a matter of time before the stock market plunges by 50% or more, according to several reputable experts.

    “We have no right to be surprised by a severe and imminent stock market crash,” explains Mark Spitznagel, a hedge fund manager who is notorious for his hugely profitable billion-dollar bet on the 2008 crisis. “In fact, we must absolutely expect it.”

    Unfortunately Spitznagel isn’t alone.

    “We are in a gigantic financial asset bubble,” warns Swiss adviser and fund manager Marc Faber. “It could burst any day.”

    Faber doesn’t hesitate to put the blame squarely on President Obama’s big-government policies and the Federal Reserve’s risky low-rate policies, which, he says, “penalize the income earners, the savers who save, your parents — why should your parents be forced to speculate in stocks and in real estate and everything under the sun?”

    Billion-dollar investor Warren Buffett is rumored to be preparing for a crash as well. The “Warren Buffett Indicator,” also known as the “Total Market Cap to GDP Ratio,” is breaching sell-alert status and a collapse may happen at any moment...”

    It is not sad and pretty scary for you guys?

    Feb 08th, 2015 - 03:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    For China, Even Good Numbers Don't Add Up

    Feb 08th, 2015 - 11:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger


    “For China, Even Good Numbers Don't Add Up”

    Just a cheap piece of crap your selected article, a monkey would have done a better job.

    Feb 08th, 2015 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    19. China is in trouble and when it goes its is going to be ugly. Their economic numbers have been falsified for years, they'd make Indec blush!
    I don't see why people are trying to compare it to Japan. China owns the production, industry, banks. They do what they want when they want. They tell a bank to lend to a SOE to build widgets nobody has been buying for 7 years, put them in inventory, loan full value on the inventory and the building holding them, loan money to build cities nobody lives in and are collapsing, and on and on.
    They just decreased bank reserves again try to stimulate the consumer market. Their internal market is dead. They have a decreasing population and a decreasing workforce. With USA mfg companies no longer investing and pulling mfg back to the USA.
    Their heady days are done.
    Watching China implode is going to be scary.

    Feb 08th, 2015 - 02:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Exports in China down 20% yoy, means those exporting....are down as well.

    Seems sucking on China's teeny weeny may not work for Kirchner.

    Feb 08th, 2015 - 03:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    90% of China's cities have air pollution that makes them health risks.

    They're doomed.

    And its scary.

    Feb 08th, 2015 - 04:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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