[Russian navy commander in the aircraft carrier Liaoning —Nov. 11, 2016]
China’s first aircraft carrier the Liaoning recently left a shipyard in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong Province to start a new training mission, with the political commissar of the carrier saying it is constantly prepared for war.
Li Dongyou, the political commissar of the Liaoning, told the Global Times that “As a military force, we are always prepared for war and our combat capacity also needs to be tested by war. At this moment, we are doing our best to promote our strength and use it to prevent war, and are prepared for actual combat at any time.”
The Liaoning as the first aircraft carrier commissioned into the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Surface Force, has always been described as a surface platform for…
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