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Sunday, March 15, 2015

US Navy can be defeated by China, claims Global Times

Liaoning CVIn response to a New York Times pieces by Gregg Easterbrook on March 9, China's nationalist tabloid Global Times wrote a commentary of its own, saying that China is capable of defeating the US Navy in the Western Pacific with anti-ship missiles built at low prices.

In Easterbrook's article, he said that China currently possesses only one outdated, conventionally-powered aircraft carrier and is rumored to be constructing two others. However, neither of those two vessels are likely to be nuclear supercarriers, according to the author.

Furthermore, Easterbrook questioned whether those two domestically built carriers have "blue water" or open ocean-going capabilities.

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