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  1. First confirmation of China's plan to build aircraft carriers

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan China has officially confirmed that it is building an aircraft carrier, something other nations have long suspected. According to the annual report of the State Oceanic Administration (SOA), the State Council in 2003 decided to make China a maritime superpower. '[In addition], in 2009, China put forward an idea and plan for building aircraft carriers. ...

  2. US to break embargo of China with export of cargo aircraft

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk US President Barack Obama plans to partially lift his country's 20-year arms embargo on China and allow the export of C-130 cargo aircraft to help fight an oil spill. ... and the Senate president on Saturday, Obama said it was 'in the national interest of the United States' to terminate the trade suspension as long as the C-130 cargo aircraft was 'used ...

  3. US navy cancels aircraft carrier visit to Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Greg Torode and Cary Huang US naval commanders have cancelled a visit to Hong Kong this month by the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, but say the decision was made for operational ... to the presence of US aircraft carriers in the Yellow Sea. Based in Japan and the only carrier permanently stationed outside the continental United States, the George Washington is a symbol of mounting ...

  4. US aircraft carrier to host Viet delegation

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent The American aircraft carrier USS George Washington will this weekend host senior Vietnamese military officials off the country's strategic central coast in a further sign of the rapidl warming of the military relationship between one-time enemies. Those ties- as well as the appearance of the 104,000-tonne aircraft carrier and its ...

  5. With aircraft carrier remarks, minister sends a message

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Japanese officials that the nation will forge ahead with its aircraft carrier plan, experts say. The remarks by General Liang Guanglie, the highest-ranking Beijing official to touch on the sensitive issue, are also seen as a sign of an imminent announcement that China will build its first aircraft carrier. General Liang told Japan's defence minister, Yasukazu Hamada, on Friday ...

  6. Beijing signals intent to build aircraft carrier

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Ship plan under 'serious' study The Ministry of National Defence has revealed that China is 'seriously' considering building an aircraft carrier to protect its national interests- Beijing's first public confirmation of the controversial plan that has been a source of speculation for a decade. 'Aircraft carriers are a reflection ...

  7. Diaoyu activists want aircraft carrier built

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang An activist group plans to urge Beijing to take a tougher stance over the hotly contested Diaoyu Islands, and to build an aircraft carrier to protect the nation's waters. ... Beijing to build an aircraft carrier. 'The 21st century is a time when all nations of the world are ensuring they can protect their own waters,' said Mr Tong. 'And China needs ...

  8. Challenge will be training pilots, ex-general says

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... for an aircraft carrier, military experts say. Xu Guangyu, a retired PLA general, said China had trained a large number of fighter jet pilots capable of flying in all weather conditions, but their training had been limited to landings and take-offs on land for the past few decades. 'Taking off and landing on an aircraft carrier is a completely different operation, with decks being ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Aug 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... readers may have found alarming and offensive. Airbus wishes to reassure the travelling public that all its aircraft and their on-board systems are fully certified for commercial service by the world's leading civil aviation authorities. This fact was recently emphasised by the European Aviation Safety Agency, which is the certification authority for aircraft types manufactured ...

  10. US carrier in Yellow Sea soon, S Korean envoys say

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing US aircraft carrier the USS George Washington will take part in joint military drills with South Korea in the highly charged Yellow Sea soon, South Korean diplomats ... of the largest warships in the world- along with 20 other ships and submarines and 100 aircraft- participated in a joint exercise from July 25 to 28, but that was switched from the Yellow Sea ...




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