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Claiming to have equalled the west, China says its weapons design is now harder


Wang Yei

Wang Yei

The following is a translation from Chinese media:

During the current annual National People’s Congress (NPC) and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) sessions, a China Aviation News reporter had a special interview with Wu Guanghui, Tang Changhong and Yang Wei.

Respectively, they are the chief designers of the C919 large airliner, a large transport aircraft and a new-type fighter jet.

The reporter listened to the three CPPCC member aircraft chief designers’ talks on the Chinese aviation engineers’ creation, exploration and dream – to make China rich and militarily strong.

According to Yang Wei, in the past, China had a clear target to catch up to, as others were more advanced. He says, “Now we are close to them and even equal or surpassing them in some areas.

Now, the challenges we are facing are even grimmer. Under the circumstance of having no clear target to catch up to, the difficulty of creation is not at the same order of magnitude as that in the past.”

Source: huanqiu.com “Chief designer Yang Wei: No clear target to catch up, creation even more difficult” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)

 

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About chankaiyee2

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 The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that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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2 thoughts on “Claiming to have equalled the west, China says its weapons design is now harder

  1. It is easy to be a follower. Someone set the path. However it is definitely VERY VERY difficult to be a leader because YOU SET THE PATH !!!!

    However realistically, China still lag US in many key areas!

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    Posted by JosephTan | March 18, 2015, 1:32 am

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