The Type 002 CV is 85K tonnes:..and they have clearly decided they want a new carrier with more capacity than the Kuznetsov in the 70K ton weight range.
The Type 003 CVN will be 107,5K tons, possibly up to 110K tons:
IMO, it will be a waste of $ to build a 70K ton CVN.
large UDKs can combine LHA missions with CV missions- it's not like their ships r w/o adequate defensive armaments & need to rely only on air cover when outside their land based aviation.They want helicopter carriers too but that is for a separate purpose. ..to support Russian naval surface groups... they are there to protect Russian ships in foreign waters from enemy air attack.
they developed many other things before that failed & got cancelled, so it's faulty reasoning.No, they wont. Otherwise there would be no point is developing catapult systems, which they are clearly doing.
other ocean surveillance sats can locate ships. The SOSUS will also detect their noises, adding in pinpointing their course, speed, & location. Their E-3 AWACS, B-52s, & MQ-4C UAVs can also find them in the Arctic & certainly in the Chukchi Sea, not to mention the Bearing Strait/Sea.The ships use the satellites for navigation and communication, the satellites can't locate the ships... that is not their function.
The radar has a range of more than 250 miles (375.5 kilometers).
they could care less what other Asians feel; the don't trust each other & most hate each other's guts.most of the countries of Asia would not like Japan taking a more militaristic turn...