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U.S. media flatters Chinese “aircraft carrier killer”

By Zhang Yuan (People's Daily Online)    08:12, August 26, 2015
U.S. media flatters Chinese “aircraft carrier killer”
File photo of Chinese DF-21D ballistic anti-ship missile

"Beijing seems to have displayed some of its most impressive missile technology - technology that would be used to keep the U.S. Navy at bay in the event of a military conflict," wrote the US media The National Interest in its article On Display: China's Master Plan to Sink the U.S. Navy.

It adds, “While there are many doubts as to whether the system is fully operational - the DF-21D has never been tested against a noncooperative sea-going target - it presents a tremendous challenge to U.S. maritime might in Asia once it becomes fully ready for military operations.”

It is well-known that the U.S. never stops its preparation for potential conflicts with China. U.S. media spare no efforts to hype Chinese DF-21D ballistic anti-ship missile is a trump card, a big threat to the U.S. It seems that China can stifle the U.S. just relying on DF-21D. The U.S. once did the same thing during the Cold War. It hyped that the nuclear submarine of the Soviet Union was a big threat to the U.S. while it developed aircraft carrier and submarine to build all-around sea power. Now the U.S. plays the same trick to distract China from evenly developing its navy.

One or two “trump-card” weapons are unable to ensure that one country wins in modern warfare. China should keep a clear mind about the flattery of U.S. media that DF-21D is China’s trump card. In recent years, China has been pushing forward research and development of new-type weapon including large surface combatant ship, new-type submarine, fighter jets, long-range missiles and intelligent torpedo. This clearly shows that the development strategy of Chinese navy has not been disrupted by the U.S. 

This article was edited and translated from 《美吹捧中国“航母杀手” 欲干扰中国海军均衡发展》, source: Global Times 

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