Asian Crosstalk ONE STORY told FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES

APRIL 28 2017

China’s first home-build aircraft carrier

Global Times

China

China's launch of its first domestically built aircraft carrier has also triggered widespread speculations on possible change of balance of power in the Western Pacific.

The Korea Times

South Korea

The reality however, as of now, is that both Moon and Ahn are considered to have benefitted from their potential rivals' demise. For Moon, the mind-shattering incapability of former President Park Geun-hye and for Ahn, the failure of the young and dynamic South Chungcheong Province Governor An Hee-jung to garner the DPK's candidacy.

SCMP

Hong Kong

China is on the way to attaining the goal of being able to protect its interests, no matter where in the world they may be, and doing its part to ensure global peace and stability.

Business Insider

UK

Although the launch has been heralded by some as a sign that China is mastering naval technology, other military observers have noted China still only has about four per cent of the United States’ naval capability.

New York Times

The US

The carrier launch comes as tensions rise over China’s activities in the South China Sea and North Korean’s nuclear ambitions.

The Guardian

UK

Along with their role in protecting China’s maritime interests, Chinese naval strategists see the carrier programme as being “about having naval power commensurate with China’s international status, to impress both external and domestic audiences,”

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