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Andrew Craig-Bennett
01-23-2015, 02:18 PM
From today's South China Morning Post:

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1682731/mission-impossible-ii-battle-get-chinas-aircraft-carrier-home

Excuse me if I laugh like a drain...

oh, forgot the word "million" in the title...

John of Phoenix
01-23-2015, 02:33 PM
Hong Kong-based businessman Xu Zengping pulled off the unlikeliest of military coups in 1998 - he convinced a Ukrainian shipyard to sell him an unfinished Soviet aircraft carrier for US$20 million. There's an idea - instead of building all our aircraft carriers with taxpayer money and naming them after presidents, have some of those red billionaires donate the bucks and name the ships after them!
USS David H. Koch

The real home run though would be a CORPORATE sponsor!
USS CitiGroup

Andrew Craig-Bennett
01-23-2015, 03:23 PM
So he spends US$120M giving China its first aircraft carrier - and gets paid US$20M...