(121125) -- LIAONING AIRCRAFT CARRIER, Nov. 25, 2012 (Xinhua) -- This undated photo shows China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, sailing on the sea. China has successfully conducted flight landing on its first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. After its delivery to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Sept. 25, the aircraft carrier has undergone a series of sailing and technological tests, including the flight of the carrier-borne J-15. Capabilities of the carrier platform and the J-15 have been tested, meeting all requirements and achieving good compatibility, the PLA Navy said. Designed by and made in China, the J-15 is able to carry multi-type anti-ship, air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles, as well as precision-guided bombs. The J-15 has comprehensive capabilities comparable to those of the Russian Su-33 jet and the U.S. F-18, military experts estimated. (Xinhua/Zha Chunming)

The Chinese government announced that it has no plans to send its navy’s only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning (CV-16), to Syria. This is despite several reports that China already had or was planning to send her there in order to help Russia fight Islamist terrorists. Responding to the rumors, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Hua… Continue reading CHINA WILL NOT SEND THE LIAONING (CV-16) AIRCRAFT CARRIER TO SYRIA