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China claims successful development of 4th generation nuclear submarine


Photo of China’s new generation of nuclear submarine circulated on the Internet

Photo of China’s new generation of nuclear submarine circulated on the Internet

China’s official media xinhuanet.com reported yesterday: Tan Zuojun, Vice Governor of Liaoning Province, mentioned Liaoning’s achievements in the past decade at a conference on cooperation among the four Northeast provinces and region being held now.

He said, Liaoning “has successfully achieved domestic production of such equipment as 1,000 MW nuclear and thermal generating sets, one million-ton ethylene production equipment, high-speed locomotive, advanced ships, marine drilling platform, sophisticated numerical control centre and heavy numerically controlled machine tools.

“Its high-tech national defence industry has developed by leaps and bounds, and has successfully completed the development of fourth-generation nuclear submarines, aircraan ft carrier and a new-generation of fighter jets.”

In my post “China Developing Super Quiet and Fast Strategic Nuclear Submarines”, I said Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing The Mirror monthly revealed in late July to Taiwan’s Central News Agency, “China began development of its third-generation nuclear submarines, i.e. Type 095 Sui-class attack nuclear submarines and Type 096 Zhou-class strategic nuclear submarines and began producing them in 2007. The existence of the third-generation submarines is an undeniable fact.

“It is said that the Zhou-class ballistic missile strategic nuclear submarine has strong ability to break out of island chains alone. The number of submarine launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) it carries has risen by 12 to 16 for Xia-class and Jin-class submarines. Each submarine can carry 160 separately guided nuclear warheads.”

However, there has been no official source to confirm The Mirror’s report. Now we have Xinhua’s official report on China’s successful development of its fourth-generation nuclear submarines. I wonder whether it refers to Type 095 Sui-class and Type 096 Zhou-class nuclear submarines or something better than them. Possibly the report confirms The Mirror’s report.

Source: xinhuanet.com “Official news: China has successfully developed such equipment as fourth-generation nuclear submarine and aircraft carrier” (summary and excerpts translated from Chinese by Chan Kai Yee)
 
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Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee

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