Thursday, December 30, 2010
During the Beijing meeting (March 20) between Hamada Yasukazu, Japan’s Defense Minister, and General Liang Guanglie, China’s Defense Minister, the Chinese government exposed “new” shocking news for Japan. “China cannot be without an aircraft carrier forever… . China is the only major country in the world that does not have an aircraft carrier,” stated by General Liang (South China Morning Post and Xinhua News). This news has shocked the Japanese leaders who were suspicious about the Chinese building aircraft carrier for years. It is clear that China will build its own aircraft carrier very soon whether Japan likes it or not.