nomadski wrote:Are the Aircraft carriers Stealth ? Then the Aircraft are not . If China can neutralize Carrier at sea , then America can do it too . But like having skyscrapers , they are the must have things or status symbols . Useful perhaps for pushing around poor and weak nations . Otherwise against an opponent with parity , then they are a waste of money . Who are the Chinese building these to be used against ?
It really is a dick measuring contest.
As you say, these would be sunk far before the jets onboard can do anything about. As you also said, its to power project against poor countries. But against Taiwan? Taiwan would sink these rather quickly.
It boils all down to saying "we got em too! and ours are bigger" or whatever.
I guess it could be a way for China to host temporary bases on costs of poor african nations.