Thursday, January 10, 2013

Chinese Carrier

The Communist Chinese continue to make great leaps forward in their development of aircraft carriers.  They are already landing aircraft on their one carrier.  People have been surprised by this but they forget that China has devoted a lot of money and resources to this project and like their bullet train they have shown they can do high tech projects that we in the west only dither about.

The aircraft carrier fleet will be a way to counter both the American and Japanese aircraft carriers.  The Chinese are looking to the day they take back the island of Taiwan and challenge Japan and others for small islands in the Pacific Ocean that hold the key to fisheries, oil and natural gas.  They know that aircraft carriers will give them the power projection they need.

The Chinese don't play day by day politics, they plan for years and even decades.  While here in America we wait until events are at a crisis before we take decisive action, the Chinese policy is to take action long before hand to avoid the crisis.  Totalitarian governments do have the luxury of stable long term leadership who can implement plans decades in advance.  We need to look to our maritime future too; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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