In the TV and internet news today.
"US asks China to explain why it needs aircraft carrier"
Why must China explain to the US? As though one is the master and the other is a slave.
This kind of bullying attitude by the world's sole super power is the reason why Singapore stood fast and insisted on caning Michael Faye.
Does not China have a sovereign right to buy (this second hand one from Ukraine) or make its own aircraft carrier?
This is China's first aircraft carrier. Only 1 up to the year 2011 !
Even india and Thailand have.
How come US never asked other countries to explain.
(edited) Number of carriers by country (As long as ever have had in the past - current day many of them no longer exist, e.g. Japanese carriers destroyed in WW2; and many in US/UK have been decommissioned) So this list does not represent current active air carft carriers in service: (edited)
United States 67
United Kingdom 40
Japan (earliest carrier was in 1922 and Japan was never asked to explain until Pearl Harbour attack ) had many aircraft carriers in WW2: