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Aboard the US Aircraft carrier USS John C Stennis

First Chinese Aircraft Carrier Makes Waves

The Start Of Another Long March?

The People's Republic of China's first aircraft carrier was bought in 1998 for $20m. Her life started as a Soviet 'aircraft carrying heavy cruiser', with her keel laid down in 1985. She never became operational, and by the time she was sold to a 'front' Chinese company, she had been eviscerated, and carried the name 'Varyag'. Over the subsequent ten or so years, China fitted her out in in northern China.

Early August 2011 saw her first open-sea trials, carrying the name 'Shi-Lang'.

A few observers doubted that China would finish the project, but those who know the Chinese national spirit know that the huge country wants to surpass the United States economically, politically and militarily, and have actively been building their strengths in all these arenas.

The strategy of the PLA Navy has altered from that of a low-key coastal defence force to that of a superpower with global oceanic capability. Projection of power with a worldwide reach requires air-power platforms. Carriers are very visible, and present a powerful picture of naval and airborne strength.

Fast jet carriers require an order of magnitude greater sophistication and systems integration than do helicopter carriers. That's why some people have doubted China's intent.

The country's long march to joining the aircraft carrier club demands massive investment - the US has been building carriers for eighty years, and the industry to build large carriers takes a generation and more to develop. The Chinese are kick-starting - with a basic carrier shell they can learn the fitting-out process and improve it, just as they have done with so many industries - trucks, trains, planes, consumer electronics. Carrier shells are not difficult to build, and they did buy a set of plans with the Varyag.

Military China-watchers have known for some time that China was serious about this investment. There have been plenty of jokes about the Concrete Carrier they built in the Oriental Park in Shanghai, but the operational management systems, avionics systems integration, flight deck management, re-arming, repairing and so on - all have to be flowcharted, written up in manuals and tested. The pilots, aircrew and flight ops controllers have to be trained. Schools and lecturers are needed. But first you have to train the teachers. A whole spares and supply capability is needed. It really is a huge task, and China is not flinching.

China already has the Dong Feng 21-D carrier-busting ballistic missile, and now it has a carrier. China plays a long game, with strategic planning which may look a century into the future.

The Taiwan Connection

Shi-Lang was Commander-in-Chief of the Manchu fleet in the 17th century during the Ming-Qing dynasty and conquered Taiwan. Will the first aircraft carrier's name prove to be apocryphal?

Certainly, naval tensions in the Far East are increasing, and with the continuing dispute with Japan and Taiwan over island chains in the South China Sea such as the Spratley Islands, we await further announcements with trepidation.

About the Author
James Marinero writes topical thrillers with maritime and espionage themes. Widely travelled, having worked in many industries, he smoothly blends fact, fiction and forecasts in his stories. 'Gate of Tears' looks at China's naval growth and territorial ambitions.

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