As if the western world didn’t already have their hands full dealing with the belligerence of Vladimir Putin, now Beijing is making some military maneuvers that demand our attention.
China has long considered themselves to be a global superpower, despite the fact that they’ve taken an authoritarian approach to their accent which has long been seen by the rest of the world as a no-no.
And now, as fears of their possible invasion of Taiwan continue to simmer, Beijing is rolling out a worrisome new piece of military equipment.
Beijing launched a new-generation aircraft carrier Friday, the first such ship to be both designed and built in China, in a milestone as it seeks to extend the range and power of its navy.
The Type 003 carrier christened Fujian left its drydock at a shipyard outside Shanghai in the morning and tied up at a nearby pier, state media reports said.Trending:
State broadcaster CCTV showed assembled navy personnel standing beneath the massive ship as water jets sprayed over its deck, multi-colored streamers flew and colorful smoke was released.
The ship could become a real problem…
Equipped with the latest weaponry and aircraft-launch technology, the Type 003 ship’s capabilities are thought to rival those of Western carriers, as Beijing seeks to turn its navy, already the world’s largest, into a multi-carrier force.
China has already been warning the US and other western nations against taking Taiwan’s side in any potential future conflict, and the addition of this high tech vessel has certainly raised the stakes on any such involvement.