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  • China's first home-built carrier tests weapons at sea amid 'no off ramp' ratcheting US tensions

    China's first home-built carrier tests weapons at sea amid 'no off ramp' ratcheting US tensions

    At a moment a US Navy destroyer just rolled up on China's doorstep in the South China Sea near the contested Paracel Islands, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy has taken the country's first domestically-made aircraft to sea trials. Bloomberg noted of the sea trials that Beijing and Washington are locked in an escalating tit-for-tat on multiple fronts only set to get worse, for which "there is no off ramp".

    H/T: Zero Hedge

    "The purpose of this training is to test weapons and equipment efficiency, improve the aircraft carrier's training capability and further elevate its ability to carry out future missions," a PLA Navy statement said.

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