The official representative of the foreign Ministry of China Hua Chunying on Wednesday rejected media messages about the intention of China to send To the coast of Syria, the aircraft carrier " Liaoning ".
"We drew attention to the fact that over the past period of time appeared quite a lot of gossip and messages about the involvement of China (the situation) in the Syrian Arab Republic. According to my information, no such plans. For example, the aircraft carrier Liaoning " is still used for scientific purposes ", – RIA "news" the official envoy of the foreign Ministry of China on the question of plans to connect the country To the Russian operations in the Syrian Arab Republic.
for further comments on the military presence of China in the Syrian Arab Republic Hua Chunying advised to contact the Ministry of defence of the country. Prior to this, a number of Turkish media said about the fact that China sent To the coast of Syria, the aircraft carrier "Liaoning" and join anti-terrorism operations of Russia against terrorists " Islamic countries ". Currently the Chinese Navy is only one carrier – " Liaoning ". It is a former Soviet heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser Varyag purchased from Ukraine and modernized by the Chinese specialists. On the "Liaoning" have the ability to accommodate up To 30 aircraft. On the aircraft carrier To date, a successful test take-off and landing deck fighter. Remember, in the winter of 2013 appeared to confirm construction in China nuclear aircraft carriers. In early may of the same year it was announced that the people's liberation army of China has allocated carrier aviation in the new formation of the Navy. In October 2013, China said about the construction of aircraft carrier home base of " own intellectual rights ". On 30 September, the aircraft of the Russian Air and space forces of Russia at the request of the President of the Syrian Republic Assad began conducting air operations with the application of point strikes on is positions. On 5 and 6 October missile ships of the Caspian fleet fired 26 rockets with wings sea accommodation in eleven goals in the Syrian Arab Republic, all targets successfully struck. October 7, leader Vladimir Putin said that the efforts undertaken in recent days by the Russian army in the Syrian Arab Republic the work is commendable.