Free Trade feeds the PRC military monster

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  1. TR_GOP

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    Defense Industry publication from earlier this year;

    China’s Official Military Budget to Grow by 17.6% in 2008


    Aircraft carrier expected to be in service in 2010

    Likely two carriers, one purchased from Ukraine under the premise it was merely their new floating casino,


    Kuznetsov Class - Project 1143.5

    Seems somebody changed their mind. Instead of conversion it's being refitted for duty

    Reportedly there's also a clean sheet design in the works, so actually there are two carrier programs underway. The former Soviet Navy carrier for 2010 with the Chinese supercarrier(s) to follow;

    China to build 93,000-ton atomic-powered aircraft carrier: source : International : Home

    Since "Free Trade" has make the PRC rich it's a pretty logical course of action. I wonder if they'll use them for peacekeeping duty? Sooner or later the new world's superpower is going to be democratic, right? That was one of the "Free Trade" selling points..
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2008

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