Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Controversial Islands: China sends aircraft carrier

China plans to send an aircraft carrier to the Senkaku islands controversial (Diaoyu) following dispersal Japan dozens of fishing boats in Taiwan, we read in the newspaper Izvestia Tuesday.

Forty fishing vessels and twelve Taiwanese patrol entered Tuesday in the area surrounding the islands controlled by Japan but also claimed by China and Taiwan. Japanese coastguard have used water cannons and boats had to abandon Taiwan sail off the islands.

To retaliate, China has decided to send an aircraft carrier in the conflict zone. The carrier in question could be the Shi Lang, China has opened last August. He is a former Soviet aircraft carrier modernized, the Varyag, purchased from Ukraine in 1998.

According to experts, this building can be used for training missions and research

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