Daily Archives: December 17, 2010

Gideon Rachman

China has finally slipped out the long-awaited announcement that it is building an aircraft-carrier. This should be neither a surprise nor a shock. Everybody who follows the story has known for ages that China intends to build carriers. And why not? The United States, after all, has eleven carrier battlegroups. Even Italy, Argentina and India have two aircraft-carriers apiece. The anomaly is that China hasn’t got any yet. Read more