Skip to comments.China steals a march on Russian arms
Posted on 12/17/2013 8:43:53 PM PST by traumer
In March 2013, Russian and Chinese media reported that Beijing was acquiring significant quantities of advanced military equipment from Russia. Among the multi-billion dollar systems to be bought by the Chinese military are six Lada-class attack submarines and 35 SU-35 fighter jets.
These acquisitions are significant because they are sophisticated systems and it has been more than a decade since China purchased any significant weapon systems from Moscow.
After making substantial purchases from Russia from the mid-1990s to the early-2000s, China began to reverse engineer weapons such as the SU-27 multi-role fighter, the NORINCO T-90 tank, and several components of its most advanced conventionally powered submarines. Occasionally, China legally purchased licensing rights to Russian systems. Achieving self-reliance in military technology has long been a major priority of China s defense policy.
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Raise the import tariffs. Stop paying China to acquire arms.
Everyone knows that China has for years, reversed engineered and copied all the tech they could get their hands on.
It only slightly bothers most Western nations, including Israel.
It doesn’t seem to bother the Russians at all.
You would think this nonsense would worry foreign powers outside of China more than it does.
Oh, see the fire is sweepin’
Our very street today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost its way
“It doesnt seem to bother the Russians at all.
You would think this nonsense would worry foreign powers outside of China more than it does....”
I believe the thinking here is that at least with the initial purchase price or licensing fee you get something out of it. Otherwise, they just steal the damn thing anyway and you get nothing for it.
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish...
Oh, it bothers them. But buying new ones will save time and the Rooskies probably needed the money.
Russia has a history of arming China while at the same time preparing for border war.
“Raise the import tariffs.”
No can do. The US is a signatory to several sovereignty busting treaties including the Global Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. If we impose a tariff we get taken to an international court. When we lose it gives our trading partners permission to impose tariffs on anything they dammed well please until we recant. That’s why we have alcohol in gasoline. We were convicted of subsidizing farmers. So, they made producing alcohol (heavily subsidized) a national defense priority. (That’s allowed under the treaty.) Farmers have their subsidy and our trading partners can’t sue. You and I are stuck with inferior and infuriating fuel.
I’m pretty sure these treaties were entered into by internationalist elements that want to force the US government to do what they want and not what is in the US’s interest.
What REALLY SUCKS is that they are buying all those weapons with OUR money, money spent on items that could be produced right here in America. If the unions wouldn’t have been so greedy, China would not be what it is today and we would not NEED their products.
“. If the unions wouldnt have been so greedy”
I’m not a fan of unions, but they were only a contributor to offshoring. The big drivers were the EPA’s (at all levels, not just federal) tort laws, labor laws, including racial quotas with penalties for non-compliance, OSHA and the rabid anti-development greenies. (Just to name a few.)
Blame Nixon and Kissinger. If not for them, China could have been another broken former Soviet break-away craphole republic by now.
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