Most users believe that China’s first aircraft carrier to be named Mao Zedong (map)
Data Figure: China’s aircraft carrier program users design
International Herald Tribune correspondent Fang Hui from Beijing on June 4, Canada, “Chinese Defense Review” editor Andrei Chang told Taiwan’s “China Times” interview claimed, “China’s aircraft carrier preparatory work has been completed, the Jiangnan Shipyard will build.” Meanwhile, Andrei Chang said he has a grasp of the news that China’s first domestically produced aircraft carrier, may be “called ‘Beijing’ number.”
Although China has not released the news about the construction of aircraft carriers, although the domestic audience of foreign experts are also accustomed to a variety of wild speculation, but how on aircraft carriers named after problem, and still give rise to the interest of Internet users even set off controversy. In experts, in this debate, whether the aircraft carrier itself is not important, the discussion reflected the national mentality is more worthy of attention and reflection.
users to support more than half of “Mao Zedong”
as of June 7, at press time reporter, “International Herald Tribune,” Sina commissioned to do “if China to build aircraft carriers, you support what named after? “survey, tend to be historical figures such as Mao Zedong Zheng other named top, 44.6%; in favor of Beijing, Shanghai and other big cities the number of named last place, only 11.9% of the vote.
Prior to Sing Tao Global Network launched a project called “Do you support China’s first aircraft carrier named ‘Beijing’ number?” Poll, 59 percent of Internet users opposed to China’s first aircraft carrier named “Beijing Road,” while 51% of Internet users support the “Mao” was named.
support the use of city names of the users that the Chinese navy is to use the existing naming convention city name, carrier name should be used to the city, this shows the Navy uniform. One netizen speculated that: “naming Beijing is not surprising, so we should have started in Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, the following may be Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei (and Taiwan), first four, the development of the seven that is about it. “
and support for” Mao Zedong “named users is that, in modern Chinese history, Mao Zedong is the greatest character, he created the people’s army, with his name indisputable. Some people think of “Mao Zedong” named “deterrent, to strong army, and easy to remember.”
addition to historical figures and cities, and some users believe that China’s first aircraft carrier should be islands, territorial waters named Sina survey, respectively, accounted for 17.5% and 26%, among which the “Diaoyu Islands” and “South” of the loudest voices, and some friends also launched to the “Diaoyu Islands” aircraft donations initiatives.
In fact, China’s first domestically produced aircraft carrier on the naming issue in the domestic network before and after the parade at sea this year, there have been intense discussion on, then the select the “Mao” is named after the present one-sided pattern, but State has yet to announce the construction of aircraft carriers, the heat issue has been reduced.
traditional and practical factors to be considered
given in Sina, “you think to the future Chinese aircraft carrier named the factors which should be taken into?” Survey , select the “show of China’s comprehensive national strength” of the people most, accounting for 30.5%.
followed by other factors, “reflects China’s long history or tradition,” “there is scalability, ease, named after”, “continuation of the previous ships named Chinese law, to maintain consistency,” “avoid giving the left impression of the military threat “to support the rates were 28.2%, 17.9%, 16.5%, 6.9%.
an unnamed military experts told the “International Herald Tribune,” people look forward to a long carrier in the country has not yet announced the construction of aircraft carriers, to discuss it so warm that everyone can not wait mood, but we just want to show strength of mind is dangerous. The expert said: “Some users make use of ‘the Diaoyu Islands’,’ Nansha ‘name, to declare the determination to defend national sovereignty, but this may cause unrest around the country, but not conducive to stability, and this’ addiction through the mouth ‘mentality of no practical significance. “
named according to the Chinese naval general principle, the use of the name should be different from other international countries and regions, ship name; different from the domestic local name of the vessel; of rational and strong, easy to remember; pronunciation clear, easily confused with each other; name loud, meaningful, to reflect the dignity of the motherland, showing China’s long history and culture; can stand the test of history, the use of long-term, in quite a long time to meet equipment development.
the current name of the Chinese Navy Ge Jian kinds of different sources, cruiser administrative provinces (regions) or phrase name, destroyers, frigates and a large, in the city name, nuclear submarines, the “Long March” plus serial number name, hunting submarines, “county” name, dock landing ship, tank landing ships are the “Mountain” named, infantry landing ship to “River” name, supply ships to the lake name.
but China has yet to build an aircraft carrier, bought the waste from abroad has not into the Navy aircraft carrier, aircraft carrier named in the side so there is no precedent. The experts told reporters that in the past with the way the city name will produce some confusion, such as some small town feels very strange, does not conform to general principles. Because the carrier is a new thing in China, it is necessary to open up new trails on the names, the U.S. aircraft carrier in the world and some of name the President, if the Chinese built aircraft carrier, and selection of national leaders, then named the first one of course Non-”Mao Zedong” must go.
“However, China’s long history can be said to be too much song, we consider the factors more complex than in the United States.” The expert told reporters, “personal recommendations historical traditions, national feelings, reality factor is that we should consider when naming. “
unbiased look at the aircraft carrier
in this debate, the reporter noted that China’s an aircraft carrier in the end the first should be called “Beijing” was still called “Mao” was, or some other name, no matter what there will always be called different views have, after all, each one perspective may be different.
a naval officer told the “International Herald Tribune,” according to the Chinese navy’s existing naming conventions, should be on a city name, generally the greater the tonnage of the greater use of the city, and now Beijing, Shanghai and several other municipalities have not used, may be reserved for future aircraft carrier.
historical figures for the use of the name, the officer said, rarely used in modern Chinese historical figures named, if the word should be from ancient history to find, such as Zheng, Shi Lang, etc., Americans named after President taking into account their national conditions, China can not be blindly copied. “And, when it announced the construction of aircraft carriers now do not know, not to the name on the stage of intense debate, the friends of the reaction a bit extreme.”
the loudest voices for “Mao Zedong”, some users questioned its legitimacy, saying that “Mao Zedong” national spirit, these three words have symbolic significance, not suitable for naming specific things, especially the carrier will be used for war, the possibility of impairment is still very large, with the name of Mao Zedong may hurt people’s feelings, taking into account not only the immediate gratification, but also take into account in the future.
fact in the international arena, to the aircraft carrier named there is no uniform standard, countries according to their own national conditions and traditions of naming, according to the statistics, the international president named like to use in addition to the United States, the United Kingdom to use some abstract term, Russia and France did not follow the rules too. As one user said, as China to show the strength, relying on the comprehensive national strength, not by a carrier, but not relied on the name, regardless of the future, while several Chinese built aircraft carrier, should be taken calmly.
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