外文标题：China starts building second aircraft carrier: media
China has started constructing the second of four planned aircraft carriers, a top government official said according to media reports on Saturday.
The ship is under construction in the northeastern port of Dalian and will take six years to build, the reports said quoting Wang Min, Communist Party chief for Dalian's Liaoning province.
The country's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was completed in September 2012 in a symbolic milestone for the country's increasingly muscular military.
Another two are in the pipeline, according to Wang, in a projection of power that could be seen as contradicting Beijing's long-stated policy of arming itself strictly for self-defence.
When the Liaoning went into service, Beijing and Tokyo were locked in a territorial row over the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea which China also claims and calls the Diaoyus.
The row continues to simmer, along with other sovereignty disputes with the Philippines and Vietnam.
The Chinese don't need aircraft carriers to attack the US, they have Wal-Mart and Obama.
Whatever people say here, there won't be a war between america and china, because both countries are bound together economically. China needs a big country like USA to exports its goods to, and USA needs the goods. Plus there are many US corporations that (sadly) produce in China.
The carrier in the image is roughly the size of a US helicopter carrier (amphibious assault ship). The US has 11 (soon to be 12) super-carriers which are in another league entirely.
The interest we are paying on our debt is paying for those carriers.
Looks like a Carnival Cruise Liner.
United States has 10 active carriers and 3 being built right now. We are okay, although we need to keep an eye out for problems on the horizon.
One carrier is a toy. Two is regular.
Their first aircraft carrier was bought used from Russia, they fixed it up. This will be their first attempt at building an aircraft carrier.
AIRCRAFT CARRIERS ARE A SITTING DUCK. SUBMARINES ARE NOT.
When they have launched all four they will still be inferior in carrier based aviation to one American big deck carrier.
People keep forgetting Korean war and Vietnam war. Big boats, big guns, big tanks, big planes don't win a war without sound goal, leadership, logistics, strategy, and warriors.
Who is paying for the Military build-up in China? The United States! Thank you Politicians for selling out our country!
cape cod gene
Their first carrier was a retrofitted Soviet ship.This is a brand new one they are building themselves - big difference.
Aircraft carriers are not self defense weapons. They are designed to provide air coverage for any land invasion.
They have arrived, they have the money, the resources, and the population, and they have no intention of stopping.
Carriers - Difficult and expensive to build, easy and cheap to destroy.
I think China is planning something that will make World War ll look like a minor disagreement
We will then find out that instead of for aircrafts, these ships are going to be used to as living platforms since their air is so polluted.
China, the new imperialists on the block...
Stop buying Made in China. You're funding the Communist war machine
Jojo The Filipino Clown
I wonder why China not building more? Our treasury annual coupon/interest payment to them is enough to buy 2-3 carriers every year. What is wrong with their priority?
If wee keep buying Chinese goods, and making the Chinese richer and more powerful, we will become an underdog, and are grandchildren will be speaking Chinese.
I think China should worry more about their environmental problems.
China could also be very Friendly. Why would they go to war with the USA, they already control our Economy.
All the money to build a aircraft carrier and a $5 million dollar missile can take it out.
China has their new carrier killing ballistic missiles. They can be launched from a train or what have you and they can hit a carrier. It would take only one.
Hope we have them to.
With plenty of nuclear warheads on both sides, these new ships are just built for attracting the attention of the americans, while the real deadly arena is called economics.