China tests first aircraft carrier

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Chinese internet video posted Jan. 25 showing sea trials for China’s first aircraft carrier, the refurbished Russian aircraft carrier Varyag. The carrier is undergoing sea trials prior to deployment expected later this year. The warship is China’s first major power project vessel that analysts say likely will be used in areas of the South China Sea, where tensions have been heightened over Chinese claims to large areas of resource-rich international waters.

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