– Another Long March?
China started sea trials of the Shi-Lang aircraft carrier (ex Russian ‘Varyag’). This has caused ripples in world naval circles and Taiwan has expressed nervousness and has just announced a new carrier-busting missile.
China wants to surpass the US in all spheres. The Far East is nervous of their intentions.
I explore the impact of Chinese naval power in the next decade, and the effects of the rapid growth of their industrial, financial and military strengths in ‘Gate of Tears’, but here’s a summary of this weeks related news: