China is expanding its fleet of battleships as its ambitions and interest grow. Photo: Xinhua
China is expanding its fleet of battleships as its ambitions and interest grow. Photo: Xinhua

China’s big military ship building spree to guard its aircraft carriers

  • The PLA is expanding its warship fleet as its responsibilities and ambitions grow
  • Dozens of destroyers and frigates are thought to be in the works but it will take more than hardware to make the plan work, observers say

China is expanding its fleet of battleships as its ambitions and interest grow. Photo: Xinhua
China is expanding its fleet of battleships as its ambitions and interest grow. Photo: Xinhua
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