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  • China’s growing navy buoys its psywar efforts

    05/19/2018 4:13:49 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 13 replies
    The Sunday Guardian (India) ^ | May 20, 2018 | Jayadeva Ranade (former Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India)
    ... China’s programme to build a Navy and formulate its doctrine was initiated by Deng Xiaoping in 1979. The pace of construction of warships and submarines picked up in the past decade. By 2000, China had a Navy of 19 large surface combatants and 63 small surface combatants like frigates and corvettes. Construction was accelerated and in 2016 alone the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) commissioned 18 warships, including destroyers, corvettes and guided missile frigates. The PLAN plans to have a total of 60 “light missile frigates” in its inventory, with one missile frigate to be launched every three weeks.
  • China lands nuclear strike capable bombers on disputed South China Sea island

    05/19/2018 2:59:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 2018-05-19
    China lands nuclear strike capable bombers on disputed South China Sea island The Chinese air force has for the first time landed several bombers on a South China Sea island. The move could fuel tension in the region amid concern that Beijing is expanding its military might to the disputed waters. The China Daily state newspaper reported Friday that several bombers, including the long-range, nuclear strike-capable H-6K, conducted take off and landing drills at an unidentified island airfield in the South China Sea. Read more: South China Sea - what you need to know A defense ministry statement said in...
  • How Taiwan Is Planning to Stop an Invasion by China

    04/29/2018 7:11:57 PM PDT · by BBell · 49 replies
    http://nationalinterest.org/ ^ | 4/27/18 | Zachary Keck
    Taiwan’s military is scheduled to simulate defending the island from an invasion by mainland China. The simulation will be part of Taiwan’s annual Han Kuang drills, which begin next week. Citing a statement by the Taiwanese Ministry of Defense, the Japan Times said that “Taiwan will simulate repelling an invading force, emergency repairs of a major air base and using civilian-operated drones as part of military exercises starting next week.” Although the exercise begins then, the Defense Ministry said that the main part of the drill will take place from June 4 to June 8. That part will consist of...
  • Donald Trump just Saved the U.S. 5G Industry from China

    03/12/2018 6:53:09 PM PDT · by muleskinner · 109 replies
    Gordon Chang | John Batchelor Show
    Donald Trump, in only the 4th time in 70 years, disallowed the merger of Broadcom and QUALCOMM. Broadcom is the 5G leader out of Singapore with ties to Huawei, the giant Chinese electronics conglomerate that's also heavily tied to the PLA. The merger would have resulted in the dismantling of Qualcomm, with Broadcom and Huawei taking any advanced 5G technology and leaving the rest for scraps.
  • China’s Military Finances Blockbuster Propaganda Movie About Heroic Chinese Marines in Yemen

    03/01/2018 3:21:43 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | John Hayward
    Hong Kong blockbuster film is hitting theaters just in time for the height of movie season: Operation Red Sea, described by the state-run Global Times as “a patriotic movie about Chinese marines carrying out a daring rescue mission.” The movie is a fictionalized account of a mission to rescue Chinese citizens and foreign nationals from Yemen in 2015 as that country was engulfed in civil war. The real-life incident was the first time China’s military has helped foreigners evacuate during an international crisis. Several countries requested Chinese assistance in Yemen, including Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom. What is interesting...
  • Chinese PLA holds loyalty oath ceremony near North Korean border

    12/17/2017 6:02:21 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    Daily NK ^ | 2017-12-14 | Kim Sung Il
    Chinese PLA holds loyalty oath ceremony near North Korean border Kim Sung Il | 2017-12-14 17:26 Hundreds of Chinese PLA soldiers take part in a ‘loyalty oath ceremony’ close to the North Korean border near Changbai, Jilin Province. Image: Daily NK source Daily NK has acquired images showing Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers participating in a loyalty oath ceremony near the border with North Korea. The event is thought to be in response to military tension on the Korean Peninsula. According to the source who provided the images to Daily NK, hundreds of soldiers attended the event recently held...
  • Is It Goodbye to Good Friday in Northern Ireland?

    11/24/2017 6:31:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 24, 2017 | Michael Curtis
    All or nothing at all -- three-quarters of a country never appealed to him, nor did the idea of a political entity called Northern Ireland that was created in 1920, comprising the six northeastern counties of Ireland in the province of Ulster. Gerry Adams is still adamant about the need for a united Ireland. As a political entity, the Republic of Ireland, first called the Irish Free State, was created in 1922. On November 18, 2017 the 69-year-old Adams, president since 1983 of Sinn Fein, the left-wing political party, announced that it was time for a change and that he...
  • [China] Xi fills top military posts with loyalists

    10/27/2017 7:22:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Nikkei ^ | October 26, 2017 | SHUNSUKE TABETA and OKI NAGAI
    Xi fills top military posts with loyalists Eliminating anyone close to predecessor Hu, president gains control of PLA SHUNSUKE TABETA and OKI NAGAI, Nikkei staff writers BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has the armed forces firmly under his thumb as he begins another five-year term, having succeeded in staffing the military's top command positions with his allies. The members of the Central Military Commission were selected at the first plenary session of the Communist Party's 19th Central Committee on Wednesday. The military body also was shrunk from 11 to seven members including Xi, its chairman. The remaining six posts...
  • PLA's New Light Tank is Unveiled (China)

    10/12/2017 10:50:42 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    China Daily ^ | Oct 11, 2017
    Developed by Norinco, the Chinese army’s new light tank is equipped with a hydropneumatic suspension system and is armed with a 105mm gun that can fire both shells and guided missiles. (Chinese Internet photo) China has confirmed the deployment of a new light tank, which observers say will suit combat operations on plateaus. A photo of the tank on snowy ground is on display at an exposition in the Beijing Exhibition Center, as part of a display showing achievements made by China over the past five years. The caption accompanying the picture says it is a new type of light...
  • “The Army Cannot Be Kept Out Of Politics,” China’s Army Newspaper Says

    09/22/2017 6:40:14 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Synglobe ^ | SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    “The Army Cannot Be Kept Out Of Politics,” China’s Army Newspaper Says In a recent article the Chinese newspaper ‘People’s Liberation Army Daily’ (PLAD, è§Łæ”Ÿć†›æŠ„) argued that the armed forces “cannot be kept out of politics”, and that the notion of “depoliticizing” the army is a “hypocritical” argument that aims at covering up “the real motives of the bourgeoisie.” The piece cites Vladimir Lenin‘s essay ‘The Armed Forces and the Revolution’, written in November 1905 during the uprising of the Russian army in Sevastopol. “[T]he hypocritical talk of the henchmen of the autocracy about the neutrality of the armed forces,...
  • Young Chinese ‘too fat and frustrated to join the army’

    08/25/2017 5:37:50 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    The Times ^ | August 23 2017 | Didi Tang
    Young Chinese ‘too fat and frustrated to join the army’ An increasing number of Chinese men and women who try to join the biggest military in the world are failing fitness tests because they are fat and masturbate too much, state media proclaimed yesterday. The high attrition rates for potential army recruits has prompted concerns that there may soon be too few fit youths to fill the ranks. Chinese authorities believe that poor diet is a big part of the problem but also that frequent masturbation by young men leads to larger-than-normal testicular veins, and a resultant fall in fitness....
  • Scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh as two incursion bids by PLA foiled

    08/15/2017 10:18:50 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | Rajat Pandit, TNN
    Highlights o PLA soldiers tried to enter the Indian side in two areas -- Finger Four and Finger Five -- twice on Tuesday morning o Personnel from both sides received some injuries in stone-pelting o The rival troops pulled back from the confrontation site after banner drills to defuse the situation NEW DELHI: A major scuffle, which included stone-pelting, took place between Indian and Chinese soldiers along the Line of Actual Control at eastern Ladakh in the western sector on Tuesday even as the tense troop stand-off in Doklam area in the eastern sector remains locked in a stalemate. Sources...
  • China moved huge military hardware into Tibet after Sikkim standoff: Report

    07/19/2017 7:16:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Times of India ^ | Jul 19, 2017
    China moved huge military hardware into Tibet after Sikkim standoff: Report PTI | Updated: Jul 19, 2017, 07:43 PM IST BEIJING: The Chinese Army moved tens of thousands of tonnes of military hardware into the remote mountainous Tibet region after the standoff with Indian troops in the Doklam area in the Sikkim sector+ , the mouthpiece of the PLA+ said today. The vast haul was transported to a region south of the Kunlun Mountains in northern Tibet by the Western Theatre Command - which oversees the restive regions of Xinjiang and Tibet, and handles border issues with India, reported the...
  • China ready to attack India, claims Mulayam in Lok Sabha

    07/19/2017 8:46:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jul 19, 2017
    China ready to attack India, claims Mulayam in Lok Sabha PTI | Updated: Jul 19, 2017, 03:41 PM IST NEW DELHI: Samajwadi Party leader and former defence minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday claimed that China was ready to attack India in collaboration with Pakistan and asked the government to reverse its stand on the Tibet issue and support its independence. Raising the matter in the Lok Sabha against the backdrop of tension between India and China, he asked the government to inform Parliament what it has done to meet any likely challenge from the neighbouring country. "India is today...
  • Sikkim standoff: If China wants to play Kashmir card, a confident India is more than ready

    07/13/2017 9:28:40 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    First Post ^ | Jul 10, 2017 | Sreemoy Talukdar
    Sikkim standoff: If China wants to play Kashmir card, a confident India is more than ready Sreemoy Talukdar Jul, 10 2017 16:47:08 IST The current deadlock with China at the Doka La area in the Sikkim sector is one fight India cannot afford to lose. It isn't just about the strategic vulnerability of the Siliguri Corridor (which is no doubt of serious concern), it is equally about India's standing as a major power which underwrites insurance to smaller nations within its sphere of influence to balance China's hostile revanchism. And finally, it is also about the writ of liberal democratic...
  • Analysis: PLA Navy edges toward owning Asia-Pacific

    07/16/2017 6:54:16 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    SHEPHARD ^ | 13th July 2017 | Wendell Minnick
    China is producing naval vessels at a rate that will soon see the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) eclipse the US Navy (USN) in force structure and capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region. Sources indicate that China is intent on replacing the US as security guarantor for the region, and could use its position to force regional neighbours to serve as tributary states. China’s naval modernisation efforts are based entirely on modelling their navy after the US naval combatant structure, said Chris Cavas, a Washington-based naval analyst. They are emulating the USN’s ‘balanced fleet concept’, he said, with destroyers, frigates, logistics,...
  • India Planning Missile To Target All Of China From South Bases: US Report

    07/13/2017 7:30:51 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | July 13, 2017
    India is estimated to have produced enough plutonium for 150-200 nuclear warheads, say US experts WASHINGTON: India continues to modernise its atomic arsenal with an eye on China and the country's nuclear strategy which traditionally focused on Pakistan now appears to place increased emphasis on the Communist giant, two top American nuclear experts have said. An article published in the July-August issue of the digital journal - After Midnight - has also claimed that India is now developing a missile which can target all of China from its bases in South India. India is estimated to have produced enough plutonium...
  • Govt authorises Indian Army to make emergency purchases for a short and intense war...[India]

    07/13/2017 6:05:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Business Today ^ | July 13, 2017
    Govt authorises Indian Army to make emergency purchases for a short and intense war amid border tensions with China Amid the ongoing face-off between India and China on the border of north-eastern state Sikkim, the government has passed an executive order authorizing Indian Army to make emergency purchases of arms and ammunition to be able to fight if required 'short intense war'. The decision has come at a time when two neighbouring countries -India and China- are locked-in a bitter border stand-off which also involves Bhutan as a third country. India Today reported that an internal audit of the Indian...
  • China To Downsize Army To Under A Million In Biggest Troop Cut: Report

    07/12/2017 3:12:20 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | July 12, 2017
    BEIJING: China will downsize its 2.3 million-strong army, the world's largest, to under one million in the biggest troop reduction in its history as part of a restructuring process, an official Chinese daily said. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) will increase the numbers of other services, including navy and missile forces, the PLA Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese military, reported. Jun Zhengping Studio, a Chinese social WeChat account run by the newspaper published an article yesterday on structural reform in China's military, saying that "the old military structure, where the army accounts for the vast majority, will be...
  • What Do China's Military Strategists Think of the Battle of Midway?

    06/09/2017 12:48:42 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 112 replies
    National Interest ^ | 4 June 17 | Lyle J. Goldstein
    Perhaps the most interesting part of the whole Chinese assessment is a few sentences near the end when the issue of war termination from the Japanese perspective is broached. It is noted that the entire goal of the Japanese war effort in spring 1942 was how to get the Americans to engage in “negotiations to end the war.” [ćœæˆ˜è°ˆćˆ€] Here, there is the ironic observation that the more victories that the Japanese side was able to achieve, the less palatable was the idea in the United States that Washington could negotiate with Tokyo. This point then shows a recognition that...