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Global Times: China’s Anti-ship Missile Has the Capability of Sinking U.S. Aircraft Carriers

On November 2, 2013, Huanqiu, the Chinese edition of Global Times, published an article titled “China’s Anti-ship Ballistic Missile Has the Capability of Sinking U.S. Aircraft Carriers.” The article openly viewed the U.S. as a potential enemy in a future war and proudly introduced China’s DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile, a "carrier killer" that can hit aircraft carriers 2,000 kilometers away.

The article stated, “In the 1996 Taiwan Strait crisis, the PLA truly felt a huge threat from the U.S. aircraft carrier battle groups and thus began to study how it would deal with the U.S. military’s involvement in a future war. An important part of the research has focused on how to fight against the carrier battle groups.” In conclusion, the article gave a chronological summary of the development of China’s anti-ship ballistic missiles.

Source: Huanqiu, November 2, 2013