China Sends Carrier to South China Sea for Training Amid Maritime Disputes
|U.S. Navy Photo of the Future Chinse Carrier LIAONING under Tow before Conversion|
"Nov 26 (Reuters) - China sent its sole aircraft carrier on a training mission into the South China Sea on Tuesday amid maritime disputes with some neighbours and tension over its plan to set up an airspace defence zone in waters disputed with Japan.
The Liaoning, bought used from Ukraine and refurbished in China, has conducted more than 100 exercises and experiments since it was commissioned last year but this is the first time it has been sent to the South China Sea." http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/11/26/china-defence-idINL4N0JB1CO20131126