A general in China’s PLA gets around to admitting that… wait for it: China is building an aircraft carrier -
Lt Gen Qi Jianguo, assistant chief of the general staff, told the Hong Kong Commercial Daily that even after the aircraft carrier was deployed, it would “definitely not sail to other countries’ territorial waters”.
“All of the great nations in the world own aircraft carriers – they are symbols of a great nation,” he was quoted as saying.
Pretty darn expensive symbols…
(Update: Link fixed!)