China rebuts doubts on aircraft carrier Liaoning's capabilities
People's Daily Online
(People's Daily Online) 11:56, June 30, 2017
A spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense (MOD) has rebutted doubts about the combat capability of China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning.
MOD spokesperson Senior Colonel Wu Qian called the claim "idiotic nonsense" at a regular press conference on Thursday when asked to comment on the remark made by some Japanese military experts. The experts claimed that the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's Izumo-class helicopter destroyer can sink the Liaoning in half an hour.
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