The Diplomat: China, the U.S. and Transparency

22.08.11

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Varyag.

Varyag.

by DAVID AXE

Lately, every major Chinese military development has provoked the same response from the U.S. government. The American reaction to the appearance of new aircraft, ships and missiles is to ask, essentially, “What’s it for?”

The brief, maiden test cruise two weeks ago of the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s first aircraft carrier, the former Soviet Varyag, was no exception. “We would welcome any kind of explanation that China would like to give for needing this kind of equipment,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said. “This is part of our larger concern that China is not as transparent as other countries.”

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One Response to “The Diplomat: China, the U.S. and Transparency”

  1. hedgy says:

    Essentially this is a clapped out old heap…..I’m suprised it doesn’t have portholes for oars….

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