Why China Decided That It Doesn't Need So Many Aircraft Carriers
The National Interest -

Sebastien Roblin

Security, Asia

China isn't America.

Key point: Beijing may also be having second thoughts on whether springing big bucks for big carriers is the best use of its defense budget.

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy takes many of its cues from the U.S. Navy as it develops its carrier aviation branch. It is seeking similar flat-deck carriers to its U.S. counterpart, and has developed airborne early warning planes and electronic attack jets comparable to American E-2D Hawkeyes...

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