Grumpy Old Man
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They certainly made a great leap! True, the PLAN can't "maintain full task forces in each of the worlds major oceans", but occasional forays can already be done!
If you're impressed by that article then I suggest that you do a bit more research
in polite terms it's a load of tosh. I realise its for enthusiastic audiences, but reality has to hit eventually.
the nickname for chinese subs that were uninvited and tried to penetrate Talisman Saber and RIMPAC exercises used to be "kelvinators"