Last weekend, Chinaâ€™s Defense Ministry released Liaoning.
The the Liaoning combat operational, the commencement of carrier-based, fixed-wing flight operations puts China in elite company, with only five other nations with these current capabilities â€“ The U.S., Russia, France, India and Brazil.
This comes during a time of increasing concern among Chinaâ€™s neighbors in the Pacific, many of which remain embroiled in territorial disputes with China over the long-term regional intentions of the Peopleâ€™s Liberation Army and the Chinese Communist Party. This week, Congressman Forbes moderated an between representatives of several nations in the region on their security concerns and the re-rise of China.
Question of the week:
( ) a partner of the United States
( ) friendly, but not a partner of the United States
( ) a competitor to the United States
( ) an adversary to the United States
( ) I don't know
( ) Other
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Find out the results of last weekâ€™s instapoll
Find out the results of my instapoll about the â€śFiscal Cliffâ€ť
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