外文标题：China says conducted 100 tests on aircraft carrier
BEIJING: China announced on Monday that Liaoning, its new aircraft carrier, has carried out over 100 tests and training manoeuvres in the South China Sea since early December. This is the first time the carrier has carried out tests and complicated manoeuvres since being commissioned late last year.
The announcement came soon after the Chinese and US navies exchanged sharp words over a near collision involving vessels from the two sides in the same sea earlier in the month. A Chinese ship sailing next to the carrier had come uncomfortably close to a US missile destroyer
It is not clear if the near miss took place during China’s testing of the carrier’s combat capabilities. Observers suspect Chinese naval officers were putting the ships attached to the carrier through a stress test by allowing one of them to get close to the US vessel. The US navy had earlier blamed the Chinese navy for the miscalculation that resulted in the near-collision situation.
“The Liaoning successfully performed several tests of the combat system today and organized for the first time comprehensive combat training,” the People’s Liberation Army navy said in a statement. “Through this operation, we tested the carrier’s combat capability and tried the performance of its propulsion and seaworthiness.”
The mission is characterized by a large number of tests, rigorous standards, complicated circumstances as well as collaboration with multiple military units, it said. The carrier was joined by two missile destroyers, the Shenyang and Shijiazhuang, and two missile frigates, the Yantai and Weifang, during the mission.
“The South China Sea has deep waters, strong wind and big waves, making it a suitable place for the aircraft carrier to conduct tests and training,” state media quoted Zhang Zheng, senior captain of the Liaoning, as saying. South China Sea has disputed islands, which are claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines and China. The sea is closely patrolled by the US navy.
Chinese military sources recently revealed the country was in the process of building a second aircraft carrier, which would rival US carriers in terms of capability by 2020.
Ravindra Dixit (Mumbai)
The Chinese surely do not believe in wasting time, they act very fast.
Let them conduct one more test then it will become 101 tests on aircraft carrier
Agree (10)Disagree (0)Recommend (10)
Hemanth R (INDIA)
What made China to send 100 tests..
Agree (1)Disagree (0)Recommend (0)
Alfa Dog (Delhi)
True test of Aircraft carriers are in war..rest is just numbers game……
Agree (1)Disagree (0)Recommend (1)
Morgan (Australia) replies to Alfa Dog
Perhaps, but it is a scenario that those who hold such assets hope never will happen; however you still need to practice, the last thing you want is to find out it doesnt work when you actually need it.
Agree (0)Disagree (0)Recommend (0)
Why 100 tests? is it necessary?
Agree (1)Disagree (0)Recommend (1)
vishal (Location) replies to mvillavan
This is not fire drill of your average office, it’s military machines, so yes it is necessary.
Capt. B.S. Sarkar (Mumbai)
This news is planted to make China look as a great naval power. China has no nuclear propelled submarines or functional aircraft carriers. Jews are strong allies of China and plant fake data of China taking on the USA to make naive people think that China is a great power. In reality China is working with the USA and has the most favored-trade-status from the USA.
Lt.Col (RET) M.S. Puar (Dehradun)
Most data on China is planted via the U.S. Jewish media as China and Israel-Jews are strong allies. Most of the help being given to China is via the Jews while the Jewish media makes us believe that everyone is helping China so that China can conquer these very people one day! Loral of California a Jewish firm was responsible for giving china satellite technology etc while it being spread that the Belgians are so fond of the Chinese that they are aiding China! In reality China is militarily still very weak!