China is Obsessed with Killing the Navy’s Aircraft Carriers (And Building Its Own)

February 13, 2018 9:15 am nationalinterest.org
China is Obsessed with Killing the Navy’s Aircraft Carriers (And Building Its Own)

While we might never know the discussions that later took place, we know what has happened since. Just two years later a Chinese businessman purchased the hulk of the unfinished Russian aircraft carrier Riga, with the stated intention of turning it into a resort and casino. We know this ship today as China’s first aircraft carrier, Liaoning, after it was transferred to the PLA Navy and underwent a fifteen-year refurbishment. At least…

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