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China, Taiwan Launch Competing Aircraft Carrier Technologies
China started sea trials with its first aircraft carrier Wednesday, but Taiwan responded by showcasing their new anti-carrier missile technology.
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Aug. 10: Taiwan's indigenous Hsiung Feng III missile is propped against the backdrop of a billboard depicting a missile-riddled aircraft carrier, closely resembling China's carrier "Varyag," during a media preview of the Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology show in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Aug. 10: Visitors walk by Taiwan's indigenous Hsiung Feng III missile displayed against the backdrop of a billboard depicting a missile-riddled aircraft carrier, closely resembling China's carrier "Varyag," during a media preview of the Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology show in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan is hailing its most advanced missile as "an aircraft carrier killer" on the same day that China began sea trials of it first aircraft carrier, the refit Ukranian-built Varyag.

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Aug. 10: A description of Taiwan's indigenous Hsiung Feng III missile is seen propped against the backdrop of a billboard depicting a missile-riddled aircraft carrier, closely resembling China's carrier "Varyag," during a media preview of the Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology show in Taipei, Taiwan.

(AP)

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Aug. 6: In this photo, a Chinese aircraft carrier, which had been under refurbishment, is docked at Dalian port in in northeast Liaoning province. China's first aircraft carrier started sea trials Wednesday, Aug. 10, a step that will likely boost concerns about the country's naval ambitions amid sea territorial disputes.

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Aug. 5: In this photo, a Chinese aircraft carrier, which had been under refurbishment, is at anchor at Dalian port in in northeast Liaoning province. China's first aircraft carrier started sea trials Wednesday, Aug. 10, a step that will likely boost concerns about the country's naval ambitions amid sea territorial disputes.

(AP/Kyodo News)

China, Taiwan Launch Competing Aircraft Carrier Technologies

China started sea trials with its first aircraft carrier Wednesday, but Taiwan responded by showcasing their new anti-carrier missile technology.

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