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China's Aircraft Carriers: Full Steam Ahead?
February 07, 2017
China's Aircraft Carriers: Full Steam Ahead?
A closer look at the advances Beijing has been making of late.
China's Aircraft Carriers: Full Steam Ahead?
What if China Never Acquired the <em>Varyag</em>?
January 23, 2015
What if China Never Acquired the Varyag?
China’s acquisition of the Varyag was contingent on a series of improbable events.
What if China Never Acquired the Varyag?
August 05, 2013
Why China is Building More Aircraft Carriers
“Let’s not assume the PLA Navy is in any hurry to equal the capabilities found in U.S. nuclear-powered flattops.”
Why China is Building More Aircraft Carriers
Top 5 Reasons Not to Ballyhoo China’s Carrier
October 02, 2012
Top 5 Reasons Not to Ballyhoo China’s Carrier
China has recently commissioned its first aircraft carrier. How does it stack up against its competition?
Top 5 Reasons Not to Ballyhoo China’s Carrier
Liaoning – Paper Tiger or Growing Cub?
September 28, 2012
Liaoning – Paper Tiger or Growing Cub?
Is China’s new carrier a step towards a true blue-water navy?
Liaoning – Paper Tiger or Growing Cub?
China's Real Blue Water Navy
August 30, 2012
China's Real Blue Water Navy
China is building a two-layered navy with a high-end Near Seas component and a limited, low-end capability beyond. It is not poised to speed across the Pacific to threaten America.
China's Real Blue Water Navy
Five 'Flattops' for China?
August 13, 2012
Five 'Flattops' for China?
A recent article speculates China’s navy needs three to five aircraft carriers. Even if built, not all can be ready, all the time.
Five 'Flattops' for China?
Help China Name Its Carrier!
August 01, 2012
Help China Name Its Carrier!
Jim Holmes asks for your help to name China’s newest weapon of war.
Help China Name Its Carrier!
Ukraine and China's Warming Relations
July 26, 2012
Ukraine and China's Warming Relations
Increased defense and economic ties have Kiev and Beijing working closer together. It could come at a price.
Ukraine and China's Warming Relations
From Russia With Love? China vs. India Carrier Showdown
July 16, 2012
From Russia With Love? China vs. India Carrier Showdown
Question: Which nation’s Russian-built carrier is better? China or India? James Holmes explains.
From Russia With Love? China vs. India Carrier Showdown
China Carrier Preps for Flight Ops?
March 19, 2012
China Carrier Preps for Flight Ops?
New images surfacing on the internet suggest China’s aircraft carrier has taken a big step toward flights ops.
China Carrier Preps for Flight Ops?
China Ups Military Spending
March 11, 2012
China Ups Military Spending
China announces another double-digit rise in military spending. It’s unsettling the country’s neighbors.
China Ups Military Spending
China’s Starter Carrier No Shock
December 06, 2011
China’s Starter Carrier No Shock
China’s new carrier should come as no shock. It’s part of the natural evolution of China’s naval capabilities.
China’s Starter Carrier No Shock
China’s Starter Carrier No Shock
December 06, 2011
China’s Starter Carrier No Shock
China’s new carrier should come as no shock. It’s part of the natural evolution of China’s naval capabilities.
China’s Starter Carrier No Shock
X-47B Drone Gets Upgrade
November 07, 2011
X-47B Drone Gets Upgrade
The U.S. Navy’s plan to add refueling to the X-47B drone could tilt the balance of power in the Pacific.
X-47B Drone Gets Upgrade
September 30, 2011
China, the Varyag and Trust
China’s changing plans for its first aircraft carrier are likely to foster more mistrust of its military intentions.
China, the Varyag and Trust
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