China’s first aircraft carrier began sea trials on Wednesday, the state-run Xinhua news service reported, a highly symbolic step in what is certain to be a years-long effort to create a carrier presence in the Pacific waters off its coast.I'm sure folks in Taibei and those that border the South China Sea are thrilled.
The carrier, once known as the Varyag, left Dalian, its northeast China port for what analysts said would be a test of its rudder, propulsion system and other basics.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
WAVE OF THE FUTURE?
The PRC tests its first aircraft carrier.