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China confirms aim for aircraft carrier's sea trial

(People's Daily Online)

13:59, November 30, 2011

Beijing, Nov. 30 (People's Daily Online) -- China on Tuesday confirmed its purpose for the second sea trial of its aircraft carrier, saying China will always be an important force in maintaining regional peace.

At a daily press briefing yesterday in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the statement in response to a question regarding the purpose for the second sea trial of the nation's aircraft carrier.

"China remains committed to the path of peaceful development and upholds a defense policy that is defensive in nature," Hong said. "China will always be an important force in maintaining regional peace."

Hong stated that China's refitted aircraft carrier began its second sea trial on Tuesday for technical research and experiments.

The carrier is the former Soviet Varyag, which was incomplete at the time Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. Ukraine disarmed it and removed its engines before selling it to China.

The still-unnamed aircraft carrier was dispatched on its first five-day sea trials in August following years of refurbishment. (Li Zhenyu)

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lone view at 2011-12-1449.204.173.*
USA and its western n other Allies are always wanting the Rest of the World to follow their Orders as they are the Rulers and the Rest of the their Slaves. Stop these Orders please.(just)
PD User at 2011-12-1449.204.173.*
USA and its western n other Allies are always wanting the Rest of the World to follow their Orders as they are the Rulers and the Rest of the their Slaves. Stop these Orders please.(just)
PD User at 2011-11-30125.210.188.*
China conducted naval exercises when the United States declared to build up a military base in Australia, and then this aircraft carrier"s sea trial. What does it manifest?
Mishra,India at 2011-11-302.50.226.*
I think carriers are only symbolic these days but it makes every sense to have one.Its still a good deterrence nevertheless.
arkhangelsk at 2011-11-30210.177.156.*
That"s not called an assertion of purpose. That"s called a meaningless platitude. How does China define peace. On whose terms? How would the carrier help achieve it?
  

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