Beijing 'needs three aircraft carriers,' says Chinese naval expert

Asia Pacific Jan 9, 2019

Beijing 'needs three aircraft carriers,' says Chinese naval expert

China needs "at least three aircraft carriers" to protect its extensive coastline and its interests abroad, a senior Chinese naval expert said Wednesday. "Our country has an 18,000-kilometer (11,000-mile) long coastline. Also, our economy is outward looking and our interests abroad are growing," said Commodore ...