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China’s weapons and Internet giants join forces to compete with American GPS


Beidou satellite navigation system

Beidou satellite navigation system

The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news site:

According to a report on Chinese news site mil.huanqiu.com, China’s state-owned weapons giant the China North Industries Group Corporation (North Industries) and private Internet giant Alibaba Group have set up a joint venture to market and apply the services of China’s GPS – the Beidou Satellite Navigation System (Beidou).

China’s original goal in developing its very expensive Beidou global positioning system was to enable Chinese military to have global positioning capabilities independent of the US GPS so that it will not be deprived of such capabilities if the US refuses to provide GPS services for the Chinese military.

China has now established its Beidou with better accuracy than the US GPS to cover the area within and near China, and is now expanding Beidou to cover the whole world by 2020.

Seeing the huge profit made by the US GPS, China now wants to provide commercial services of its Beidou system in order to grab a large market share from the US GPS.

The report says that, according to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s thorough economic reform scheme, China will have its private enterprises join force with its state-owned sector to give play to the private sector’s great potential and urge its state-owned sector to improve in the face of competition from the private sector.

China’s state-owned weapons giant North Industries has now joined forces with China’s private Internet giant Alibaba to deal with the US GPS monopoly of the global positioning market.

Contributed by “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” – Author of “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” and “Space Era Strategy” – Also English/Chinese translation service

Source: mil.huanqiu.com “Giants’ Cooperation between weapon producer and Alibaba: Beidou’s spring of fast development comes” (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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