On October 13, 2009, Sichuan News Network published an article about the international concerns caused by the PLA Navy’s plan to build 10,000-ton destroyers. The displacement of the new destroyers will be over 10,000 tons and they will be equipped with a variety of anti-ship, anti-submarine and anti-aircraft missiles. The main focus of building the new destroyers will be on the development of mobility, stealth and oceangoing combat capability. They will be able to provide protection for all future Chinese aircraft carriers.
The United States is increasingly concerned that China is building aircraft carriers. However, the real threat to the U.S. is the anti-ship missiles that China is developing. These missiles are based on the existing medium-range missiles, with the goal to attack U.S. aircraft carriers.
Source: Sichuan News Network, October 13, 2009