Chinese begin sea trials

Wednesday - 8/17/2011, 1:43pm EDT

There's been a lot of talk about China's first Aircraft carrier and whether it's a threat. It's headed out for sea trials that will last 15 days. The carrier, coming on the heels of China's rollout of a stealth fighter last year has raised concerns for some who carefully follow Sino-US relations. Some say the carrier is driven in part by China's desire for international prestige. Others say it's because China's more plugged into the international economy.