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    China Military and Geopolitics

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    China Military and Geopolitics - Page 3 Empty Chinese troops get trains north to the Vostok 2018

    Post  Tsavo Lion Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:45 pm

    Chinese troops get trains north to the Vostok 2018
    http://www.atimes.com/article/chinese-troops-and-equipment-got-the-train-north-to-russia/?utm_source=The+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=057c38c9c4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_12_11_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f8bca137f-057c38c9c4-31607385

    Greater Eurasia coming together in the Russian Far East
    Xi defines the partnership as the best mechanism to “jointly neutralize the external risks and challenges”. ..
    Contrary to misinformed or manipulated Western hysteria, the current Vostok war games in the Russian Far East’s Trans-Baikal, including 3,000 Chinese troops, are just a section of the much deeper, complex Russia-China strategic partnership. This is all about a matryoshka: the war game is a doll inside the geoeconomic game.
    In ‘China and Russia: The New Rapprochement’, Alexander Lukin, from the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, lays down the roadmap in detail; the evolving, Eurasia-wide economic partnership is part of a much larger, comprehensive concept of “Greater Eurasia”. This is the core of the Russia-China entente, leading to what political scientist Sergey Karaganov has dubbed, “a common space for economic, logistic and information cooperation, peace and security from Shanghai to Lisbon and from New Delhi to Murmansk.” ..the progressive integration of BRI, EAEU, SCO, ASEAN, BRICS and BRICS Plus is bound to irreversibly change the current world-system.
    http://www.atimes.com/article/greater-eurasia-coming-together-in-the-russian-far-east/?utm_source=The+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=057c38c9c4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_12_11_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f8bca137f-057c38c9c4-31607385

    War games & business deals: RF, PRC send a signal to Washington
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/war-games-and-business-deals-russia-china-send-a-signal-to-washington/2018/09/11/35371ff2-b5b9-11e8-a2c5-3187f427e253_story.html?utm_term=.2dc671f8bfb8

    It's not for the sake of "sending a signal". They must cooperate rather than confront with each other. Only then the Anglo-American balance of power plays of using & setting nations against each other will be rendered useless & tossed into the dustbin of history!


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    Post  Tsavo Lion Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:08 am

    After Syria’s partition, will Xinjiang be destabilized?
    http://www.atimes.com/after-syrias-partition-will-xinjiang-be-destabilized/

    If the Chinese feel that not enough is being done in Idlib, their intervention is very possible. This showdown is coming soon!
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    China Military and Geopolitics - Page 3 Empty China’s Military ‘More Than Just Catching Up’

    Post  nemrod Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:56 pm

    If indeed, in the past China used to copy soviet military's hardware, often times in the bad ways, after the 2010's it is no longer true. China's new hardware are matching in some ways many western and russian military's hardware. If they lagged behind Russia in many military's key points, they are now step by step catching up all russian hardware. Many pundits foresee in the next decade China, West and Russia equals. But after 2030 if the trend will go on, China could be the leader.



    China’s Military ‘More Than Just Catching Up’
    New Chinese military hardware remarkably more advanced
    BY TYREL SCHLOTE • FEBRUARY 20


    hina’s military is not on par with the United States military, but it is “catching up,” according to a report released this week by the International Institute of Strategic Studies (iiss).

    In its annual report titled “The Military Balance,” the iiss details how China has made “remarkable” progress in its military advancement, particularly in avionics, missile technology and naval capability. According to Bastian Giegerich, director of defense and military analysis at iiss, “in some selected areas, our assessment is indeed that China is doing more than just catching up.”

    China has invested billions of dollars in its military to bring it into the 21st century. No longer content to be a regional power, China has made huge strides in the past year to take its military to the global stage. In 2017, China opened its first overseas base in the African nation of Djibouti. This allows Chinese naval vessels to operate farther from home for longer periods of time.

    At the same time, the Chinese Navy continues to expand. In 2017, it launched its first Type 055 guided missile destroyer, the largest post-World War ii warship to be produced in Asia. It has seven more of these vessels under construction. China is also constructing a second aircraft carrier. Regarding China’s expanding navy, Giegerich told Die Welt, “In the last four years, China has built vessels with a total tonnage that is greater than the total tonnage of the French Navy and is roughly equivalent to the total tonnage of the British Royal Navy.”

    The Chinese Air Force is also quickly catching up with American air superiority. It recently entered its own fifth-generation aircraft, the J-20, into service. Fifth-generation fighters incorporate stealth technology and have supersonic cruising speeds. This makes the J-20 a rival to America’s F-35 fighter. The model challenges America’s “monopoly on operational stealthy combat aircraft,” according to Dr. John Chipman, director general and chief executive at iiss.

    Still, this new fighter is a serious problem for the West. Since the end of the Cold War, air superiority has given Western nations an advantage over their enemies. Planes could operate with relative freedom in combat zones. But, according to Giegerich, “those days now are over.”

    The third area of advancement the report drew attention to was China’s missile capability. Its PL-15 extended-range air-to-air missile could enter service this year. “This weapon appears to be equipped with an active electronically scanned array radar, indicating that China has joined the few nations able to integrate this capability on an air-to-air missile,” reported Chipman.

    The bbc reported that a “very long-range air-to-air missile [is] intended specifically to strike at tanker and command and control aircraft that now orbit out of harm’s way; essential but vulnerable elements in any air operation.” Improving air-to-air missile technology pushes American support aircraft even further from Chinese forces.

    The J-20 fits right in with that strategy. As Business Insider reported, this new jet isn’t meant to go head to head with American jets. Instead of direct confrontation, these fighters deter confrontation almost completely:

    Malcolm Davis, a senior analyst at the Australia Strategic Policy Institute, told Business Insider that the J-20 is a “fundamentally different sort of aircraft than the F-35.”

    Davis characterized the J-20 as “high-speed, long-range, not quite as stealthy (as U.S. fifth-gen aircraft), but [the Chinese] clearly don’t see that as important.” According to Davis, the J-20 is “not a fighter, but an interceptor and a strike aircraft” that doesn’t seek to contend with U.S. jets in air-to-air battles.

    Instead, “the Chinese are recognizing they can attack critical airborne support systems like awacs (airborne early warning and control systems) and refueling planes so they can’t do their job,” Davis said. “If you can force the tankers back, then the F-35s and other platforms aren’t sufficient because they can’t reach their target.”

    Analysts call this China’s “anti-access area denial” strategy. This strategy is a combination of missiles, sensors and weaponry that tries to keep an enemy further away from its shores. By developing weaponry that attacks support aircraft, China can limit the range of the enemy’s attack aircraft.

    The same strategy can be seen in the artificial islands China is creating in the South China Sea. Despite its repeated denials, China is militarizing those islands. It has placed anti-ship cruise missiles on them. Like the air-to-air missiles, these cruise missiles force American naval vessels to operate farther away from China in the event of a conflict.

    All these advances in avionics, missile technology and naval capability create an overlapping defense grid that keeps potential enemies further away from China. The iiss report points out that China still lags behind in its ground combat capabilities. But China is working to prevent any enemies with superior forces from even being able to initiate a land war.

    The iiss report confirms the Trumpet’s warning on China’s strategy in the Pacific. Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry warned that China is “steering the world toward war.” In our July 2016 issue, he pointed out that the Chinese regime is now challenging “seven decades of American naval dominance in the Pacific Rim.” This aggressive behavior “should alarm the world!” he wrote.

    “Since Japan’s defeat in World War ii, America has protected this vital trade route and brought peace to this part of the world,” Mr. Flurry wrote. But because of new military technology, China is pushing America out of the region. American forces can no longer safely operate there. “China is intimidating the nations of Southeast Asia into submission to its will,” he wrote. “It is forcing these countries to do what it wants. Everything is headed in the direction of war.”

    These new technologies make it much harder for America to confront China. America now risks significant losses if it ever needs to step in to defend its allies in Asia.

    The reality is that China’s grand strategy in Asia preys on America’s broken will.

    This is exactly what the iiss report outlines. While Western powers still have some advantages over Chinese forces, they need to exert a strong will to stay ahead of their rival. Along with continuing to develop better weapons, Western nations need to be “resistant to attempts to erode their cohesion and will in peacetime as well as war.”

    The problem is that America’s will is already broken, as Bible prophecy said it would be (Leviticus 26:19). So is its cohesion with its allies. It has been weak in its responses to Chinese aggression in the South China Sea and elsewhere. It is pulling back as the foremost leader in the world, isolating itself from its traditional allies, and, despite its enormous spending on its advanced military, already losing battles of strategy against China.

    China’s military expansion is a harrowing sign of what is about to befall America. To understand more about what the Bible says about China’s military advancement, be sure to read “China Is Steering the World Toward War.”

    https://www.thetrumpet.com/16931-chinas-military-more-than-just-catching-up

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    Post  Hannibal Barca Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:04 pm

    Nobody was the best on his debut. Let them make a start and then we speak.  Potential, they do have.
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    Post  GarryB Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:56 am

    Great progress is easier when you are behind and can see the road others have walked ahead of you.

    When you catch up however you will find there are lots of potential paths to take and not all of them lead to where you want to go... if you want to lead you have to pick a path... which can be the hardest skill of them all.

    Leading is always expensive and time consuming and you don't always get it right...

    When someone in the west decides on a technical career path they enter education and get the basics and some advanced training and then they go to the workforce and continue to explore ways forward in technology.

    When someone says the Russians are 20 years behind in a technology... what they normally mean is that they can do the same or similar educational course, but when they go to a job they don't have many jobs in the field and many of the things they are trying to work out have already been worked out somewhere else...

    If you look at the 2000s, you could say the Russians were behind in Thermal Imaging systems... the Russias bought technology from western countries and started working on that... no western country would sell their absolute best so they probably went from 20 years behind to maybe 5 years behind because state of the art stuff is a prototype... the most advanced stuff is never in full production... in fact you could argue that by the time it is in serial production its replacement is probably already working in a lab somewhere...

    China is now buying up technology and learning from it and it will be making advances to solve its problems.

    To be honest I think China getting good is a good thing... it means more areas of technology will move forward and they will go in directions the west or Russian probably have not considered... which leads to diversity...
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:44 am

    China strikes at Russia and India
    Makes sense: securing their Western flank at the same time as their E/SE flank in the China Seas.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:18 am

    Beijing goes on the offensive  
    China continues to squeeze RF and India out of their traditional zones of influence.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:25 am

    Despite slowing economy, China aims to be global leader through ‘deep coalitions’
    India & Myanmar, 2 former British colonies, r big liabilities for China, just like Georgia & Azerbaijan r for Russia.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Fri May 17, 2019 2:55 am

    Dialogue of civilizations instead of collision - does X continue the work of Lenin? https://regnum.ru/news/polit/2629526.html
    https://regnum.ru/news/polit/2629107.html

    Dialogue of Civilizations for a better Asia and world
    He's right. If the entire human civilization is to survive & strive on this planet, all of its branches must cooperate instead of confront amid dwindling resources & climate change.


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    Post  GarryB Fri May 17, 2019 4:29 am

    Well if he is right then we are all screwed... the US needs a threat to operate properly... they need an external threat to unify and fortify their focus... perhaps an alien invasion is too much to hope for, but perhaps finding a long orbit comet half the size of the moon on a collision course with earth that will hit in 20 years time might get the politicians to talk... but how long will that last?

    Despite their fine morals the west doesn't give a shit about anything except their own wealth and how to increase it... cooperate with them and they will screw you... sell your population and their own to the aliens to save their own skins...

    It wont be that long before available food becomes vastly more valuable than it is treated now... you can't eat gold...
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:49 am

    Parting the Red Sea: Why the Chinese and U.S. armies are fortifying this tiny African country
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:25 am

    Chinese Navy "blocked" the Taiwan Strait

    They can do it again & again, w/o closing the strait "till further notice" & violating any maritime laws. The USN could've based warships on Taiwan's W. coast for access to it 24/7, but it's too late now.

    China made a new move in rivalry over Southeast Asia: https://regnum.ru/news/polit/2675886.html

    https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/07/article/cambodia-china-ink-secret-naval-port-deal-report/

    The bases will also be handy in monitoring & defending the future Kra Canal across Thailand.


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    Post  Tsavo Lion Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:45 am

    About military friendship with China
    https://regnum.ru/news/polit/2698359.html
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    Post  ATLASCUB Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:26 am

    Sri Lanka is a problem.

    But when they got Hong Kong and Taiwan to deal with...

    Not ready but it's a good challenge to get their feet wet on what's to come.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:15 am

    Project Syndicate: Will Communist Beijing Hold Out Until 2049?https://regnum.ru/news/polit/2725879.html
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:33 pm

    "One belt - one way” implies a “big game” and a “big battle” https://regnum.ru/news/polit/2726894.html
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:56 pm

    China parades its own coalition of the willing
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    Post  PhSt Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:45 am


    Its got nothing to do with military but with politics. If this report is true, then I find it hard to understand the mindset of Chinese leaders. the US is perhaps China's biggest adversary, yet its China's leader is sending his daughter right into the enemy's lair! As if the detention of Huawei's Meng Wanzhou and planned extradition to US soil is not enough evidence that US will do everything in its capacity to hold Chinese citizens hostage for political leverage. If the US decides to take Xi Jinping's daughter as hostage, then it will be an embarrassing blow to the Chinese leadership!



    Xi Jinping's daughter rumored to have returned to US to resume studies

    TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the U.S.-China trade conflict and the ongoing social unrest in Hong Kong, reports this week suggest that the daughter of China’s supreme leader Xi Jinping may have returned to the United States to engage in graduate-level studies at Harvard University.

    Xi Mingzhe (習明澤) previously completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard in 2014. Her re-enrollment in 2019 may indicate that Xi Jinping considers the United States to be a safer place for his child than Beijing, in the midst of political intrigue and possible danger.

    Xi Mingzhe was born in 1992 and is the only child of Xi Jinping and Chinese singer Peng Liyuan (彭麗媛). Now News reports that Mingzhe has been back in the U.S. attending classes for some time and may have begun graduate studies in 2018.

    The report states that Xi Mingzhi was unsatisfied with her life in China after living for several years as a student in the United States. Out of love for his daughter, Xi Jinping was reportedly persuaded to let her return to school in Massachusetts, where she had enjoyed her undergraduate years.

    Some observers also consider the move, if true, to be a potential safeguard. Sending his daughter back to the U.S. might be considered a diplomatic measure to signal trust in Washington and also a means for Xi to remove his daughter from harm if factional struggles within the Communist Party were ever to threaten Xi’s grip on power.

    https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3796172
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:25 am

    https://www.janes.com/article/92086/china-singapore-enhance-bilateral-defence-co-operation

    China and Indonesia speed up regional infrastructure construction: https://regnum.ru/news/polit/2760166.html

    This is bad news for India, Japan & the US!


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    Post  jhelb Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:03 pm

    Recently released report suggests People’s Liberation Army Air Force's Su-27s lost a majority of engagements in a November 2015 joint exercise with the 701 Fighter Squadron of the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)

    https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2020-02-08/plaaf-senior-pilot-reveals-poor-performance-joint-exercise-rtaf
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    Post  Isos Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:55 pm

    jhelb wrote:Recently released report suggests People’s Liberation Army Air Force's Su-27s lost a majority of engagements in a November 2015 joint exercise with the 701 Fighter Squadron of the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)

    https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2020-02-08/plaaf-senior-pilot-reveals-poor-performance-joint-exercise-rtaf

    It's pretty good for such an old aircraft. It had total superirity in dogfight and had decent result in BVR.
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    Post  miketheterrible Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:30 pm

    Isos wrote:
    jhelb wrote:Recently released report suggests People’s Liberation Army Air Force's Su-27s lost a majority of engagements in a November 2015 joint exercise with the 701 Fighter Squadron of the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)

    https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2020-02-08/plaaf-senior-pilot-reveals-poor-performance-joint-exercise-rtaf

    It's pretty good for such an old aircraft. It had total superirity in dogfight and had decent result in BVR.

    Yeah. Face it against a Su-35 and story will change as Su-35 has reduced RCA greatly compared to legacy Su-27 and a far more powerful radar.

    I like how they don't mention J-10 results. Chances, not so fair.
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    Post  Isos Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:53 pm


    Yeah. Face it against a Su-35 and story will change as Su-35 has reduced RCA greatly compared to legacy Su-27 and a far more powerful radar.

    I like how they don't mention J-10 results. Chances, not so fair.

    The problem was the shorter range r-77. In terms of radar su-27 detected the grippen at 120km so if it had the rvv sd with 120km range it would have had better results. And it is a proof that all those fanboys made numbers about RCS and detection ranges are total bulshit. According to them gripen, rafale, typhoon have less than 1m2 RCS and should be detected by a su27 at ranges around 50km ....

    Reducing rcs would be good for ECM against amraam but it would still be detected well before missile's max range. They also didn't test ECM.

    IMO russian will read this story seriously and invest in r-77M for its su-30/35.
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    Post  jhelb Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:55 am

    Isos wrote:IMO russian will read this story seriously and invest in r-77M for its su-30/35.

    Same time lat year Hindus had claimed that their Mig 21s armed with R 77 shot down a Pakistani F-16. Too bad they couldn't provide any evidence to back up their claims. Else it would have proved how effective R 77s are.
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    Post  Isos Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:18 pm

    jhelb wrote:
    Isos wrote:IMO russian will read this story seriously and invest in r-77M for its su-30/35.

    Same time lat year Hindus had claimed that their Mig 21s armed with R 77 shot down a Pakistani F-16. Too bad they couldn't provide any evidence to back up their claims. Else it would have proved how effective R 77s are.

    They said it was a r73.

    That doesnt mean the r77 sucks and can't be used. It only means most of the time the amraam equiped jet will launch the missiles first and that's an advantage. Russian btw use the longer range 77-1 and not the basic 77.

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