Military experts say China’s peaceful development will not change the carrier
7 27, the Defense Ministry spokesman announced in Beijing Geng Yansheng, China is transforming an obsolete aircraft carrier platform
Xinhua News Agency Beijing 7 27 (reporter Li Xuanliang White Snow) Ministry of Defence spokesman Colonel Geng Yansheng 27, announced in Beijing, China is now using an aircraft carrier platform used to transform, for research testing and training. Ship was originally called the “Kuznetsov” was the complete transformation of waste carrier platform, will become China’s naval training ship and a pilot.
Geng Yansheng regular press conference that the Defense Department, defending national maritime security and maintaining the territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests is the sacred duty of the Chinese armed forces. China’s development of aircraft carriers is to enhance national security and world peace.
aircraft carrier is currently with the use of human beings to grasp the most advanced military platforms at sea, was regarded as a country’s comprehensive national strength and a symbol of naval power. Currently, the world’s total United States, Britain, France, Russia and other nine countries have aircraft carriers. In the five permanent members of UN Security Council and the “BRIC”, the Chinese are not only the carrier of the country.
2009 March, met with Chinese Defense Minister Liang will be in Japan’s defense minister had said: “China can never aircraft carrier.” He pointed out that China has a vast maritime territory, guarding a heavy responsibility.
China has 18,000 km coastline and 3 million square kilometers of marine territory. Opium War from 1840 to 1949, founding of the PRC, the Chinese nation suffered foreign invasion from the sea up to more than 470 times.
the establishment and growth of the People’s Navy, ending China’s “maritime defense” of the history of humiliation. After 62 years of construction, the initial development of the People’s Navy into a combined arms, with a dual nuclear and means of warfare of the modern maritime combat forces. However, due to economic strength, scientific research, and other factors, China has been unable to achieve the “aircraft carrier dream.”
transformation of the “Kuznetsov” was a conventionally powered aircraft carrier, the Soviet Union in the 1980s began building. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the construction was forced to dismount. 1998, used the “Kuznetsov” was purchased by China, March 2002, arrived in Dalian, China, Hong Kong.
“aircraft carrier construction and use of a variety of weapons and equipment integration, need to coordinate with all aspects.” Geng Yansheng said, considering the construction of aircraft carriers to fully reflect the development level of China’s national defense science and technology, the modernization of our military building will play an important role in traction and driving.
Geng Yansheng stressed that China firmly pursues a defensive national defense policy, naval coastal defense strategy did not change.
“China firmly follows the road of peaceful development, it will not be a weapon platform for the emergence and change.” Academy of Military Science researcher Chen Zhou pointed out that from 2008 onwards, the Chinese navy to send warships to participate in the Gulf of Aden waters off Somalia to escort operations, highlighting China’s responsible power ocean-going attitude and ability of the Navy.
“in the world requires China to assume more global responsibility, the Chinese made the pace of development of aircraft carriers, is to safeguard the global maritime safety and the promotion of world peace embodied.” Chen Zhou said.(edit: SN049)
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