Why can China build a space station but not an aircraft carrier even though China is the biggest shipbuilder?

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  • BruceN
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    They are building a high-tech STOL Aircraft Carrier using an old Soviet Kiev class hull. But Aircraft carriers are most useful in offensive operations. You do not need them to defend places that are within tanker refueling distance from your shores.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Your question is fundamentally wrong. China cannot even build a space station. Docking two space capsules is a not building a space station.

    And, China doesn't even seem able to retrofit obsolete aircraft carriers from former Soviet Union, other than turning them into fancy propaganda tools for media photos.

  • 8 years ago

    I'm sure they have the capacity to.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    'cause we haven't ordered any.

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