Archive | August 10, 2011

Associated Press | China’s first aircraft carrier begins sea trials amid concerns over Asian giant’s ambitions

By The Associated Press Published: 9 August 2011 BEIJING — China’s first aircraft carrier swept through fog-shrouded waters Wednesday to open sea trials that underscore concerns about the country’s growing military strength and its increasingly assertive claims over disputed territory. The mission by the refurbished former Soviet carrier marks a first step in readying the […]