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China building floating docks to exploit South China Sea on a large scale


China's Planned Floating Docks

China‘s Planned Floating Docks

The following is a translation from Chinese media:

In addition to the construction of seven artificial islands on the reefs in the South China Sea, China is building floating docks for its exploitation of the sea areas.

Jane’s Defence Weekly has reportedly interviewed officials at the China Ship Science Research Centre and learnt from them that they are now developing various floating docks. In the 2014 International Shipbuilding Marine Equipment and Offshore Engineering Exhibition for China, they displayed the design drawings of their floating docks.

The floating docks will be built on the Chinese mainland and shipped to the destination island to assemble. There will be a bridge, with loading capacity for 10-ton trucks, to link the dock with the island. A multi-functional dock provides berth for a 1000-ton ship, maintenance of fishing boats, electricity, fresh water storage and supply, and collection, storage and supply of rainwater. There will be a variant to serve a half-submerged oil rig.

The floating docks have engines to move on their own but not for long distances. They can be used for light construction and maintenance of an island. They can also provide temporary residence for construction workers.

As they rely on fuel from outside for their operations, the centre is developing small windmill generators for them. They can also use the electricity generated by the large wind-mill generators on the island.

Author’s note: Such large-scale construction and developments are certainly not merely for military purposes. China is committed to exploiting the energy, fishery, fish farming, alga farming and tourism resources on a large scale in the South China Sea.
 
Source: mil.huanqiu.com “Janes: China plans to build floating docks to support its reclamation in the South China Sea” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)
 
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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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One thought on “China building floating docks to exploit South China Sea on a large scale

  1. I’m very excited what would happen if the UN arbitration will favor the Philippines, that will be disastrous for China! The world will condemn this bully and that is a total shame to all Chinese.

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    Posted by Bryan | November 18, 2014, 10:09 am

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