(Great Power War)Â We know that the Chinese navy has been dabbling in the development of aircraft carriers, first with the purchase and refurbishment of an unfinished Soviet-era carrier followed by the construction of a domestically-built ship.
But wanting to develop and field modern carrier strike groups and actually being able to do so are two different things.
As we haveÂ noted, Chinaâ€™s newest carrier, Â the Shandong, put to sea this month for trials, with aims to dominate regional and even global rivals, according to domestic media.
However, the Chinese government has a number of hurdles to overcome, not the least of which is due to two things: The Trump-induced trade war and a lack of technology.
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