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Cadence Column: Asia, September 9, 2019


The missile issues in North Korea have too much unknown about them to formulate a clear opinion. From reports, Kim has indeed kept his promise, though he has violated seemingly less significant UN sanctions. Japan is on alert. Trump doesn’t seem to care. If we made a stack of American clothes made in China, then … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, August 12, 2019


China instructs Hong Kong not to confuse restraint for weakness, notwithstanding that China is making that very mistake with the West in not sponsoring the demands of Hong Kongers that Hong Kong’s government keep the Sino-British promise of 1984. China claims that the West has meddled in Hong Kong. The biggest problem with this argument … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, May 27, 2019


President Trump’s response to Kim Jong-Un’s recent missile party neither shows lack of a plan nor lack of respect for Japan; it show patience and insight. Gaining and maintaining trust and respect in difficult situations requires sureness in action and slowness in harsh words. Talk is cheap. These are politics, after all. Trump has taken … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, May 6, 2019


Fibers are starting to snap and the solutions brought by governments always include adding more tension to the frayed rope. China heads more toward Maoism. A nation headed at warp speed into its past already has its future known. Taiwan wrestles with itself, seeking endorsement and recognition from other nations while chaotic governance at home … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, August 13, 2018


China’s situation isn’t getting easier. Taiwan now has tested a new missile, boasting ability to fire within China’s mainland, being capable of destroying military targets on both land and sea. This is no laughing matter. On the economic front, Beijing has a hard-headed counterpart in the White House, Donald Trump. He shows no indication of … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, August 7, 2017


If North Korea heeds China’s urges to back down on its nuclear program, it would be a welcome first. China requested the US back down its military activity in South Korea. Russia does not want North Korea’s economy to become worse. Much has been claimed about the purported, will-be effectiveness of new UN sanctions against … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, April 10, 2017


Xi Jinping’s poker face waned. He’s not happy, though the reasons elude most Western readers. Though not democratic, Xi is a politician. He must balance wisdom with pleasing the veiled powers that overshadow the goings on of China. Those powers won’t hesitate to give the ax to any leader who fails to deliver on their … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, February 6, 2017


Zuckerberg, king of messages and speaker of Mandarin, fails to get China’s main message. China doesn’t want Facebook’s mission. Facebook helps people talk to each other and know what’s going on. With all that’s already going on, China sees information as a serious threat to its goals. JP Morgan manged to get a deeper foot … Continue reading

China’s DF-21D missiles ‘can to kill an entire aircraft carrier battle group’


The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news site: War.163.com says in its report that according to the 82nd issue of the The Observer magazine, a certain DF-21D brigade has recently conducted an unprecedented live ammunition drill of a volley of dozens DF-21D missiles. The DF-21D reportedly can to … Continue reading

China’s YJ-18 anti-ship cruise missile ‘a threat’ to US navy


The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news site: China’s mil.huanqiu.com says that a report to US Congress assesses a Chinese submarine-launched missile known as the YJ-18 as being a threat to the US. It notes that the missile accelerates to supersonic speed just before hitting its target, making … Continue reading

Russia will sell China 4 battalions of S-400 air defence missiles


The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news site: China’s mil.huanqiu.com said in its report that according to a report by Russia’s state run sputniknews.com, the chief executive of the Russian state-run arms trader Rosoboronexport told reporters that his company will supply S-400 air defence systems to China according … Continue reading

China says its new PL-15 air-to-air missile has U.S. Air Force spooked


The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news site: According to Chinese media mil.huanqiu.com’s report, the website of U.S. media Popular Science monthly said in its report that the PL-15 beyond visual range air-to-air missile has a range of 150 to 200 km further than any U.S. air-to-air missiles … Continue reading

China’s new weapons showcased in September 3 parade, which China says are capable of attacking Japan and Taiwan


The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news site: China’s Huanqiu.com website carries a report on an article on the website of Britain’s Jane’s Defence Review published on September 9 on China’s new weapons systems titled “China showcases new weapon systems at 3 September parade” Jane’s describes almost all … Continue reading

China’s newest powerful anti-ship missiles can sink Aegis destroyer


The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news site: War.163.com says in its report that the land-based version of the YJ-18 is now using a new generation of Changjian-XX ground-to-surface and ground-to-ground cruise missile and an anti-ship missile, which is able to sink an Aegis destroyer. The report gives … Continue reading

China conducts live-ammunition anti-submarine drill to train reserve military staff for a future war


The following is based on a translation from a report in Chinese media: According to people.com.cn, China conducted a naval drill for 4 days in a row including a live-ammunition anti-submarine drill. 120 retired noncommissioned officers took part in the drill. When the alarm sounded, the crew participating in the drill took immediate action to … Continue reading

China says it is now able to attack the US homeland with conventional weapons using nuclear submarines


The following is based on a translation of a report in Chinese media: War.163.com posted 15 photos of Chinese nuclear submarines in its report which stated that for the first time China is able to attack the US homeland with conventional weapons. The report was focussed on China’s use of next-generation nuclear submarines. Among the … Continue reading

China ‘UFO’ may have been the fourth of China’s midcourse ICBM interception tests


The following is based on a translation of a report in Chinese media: China Review News Agency says in its report that in the evening of May 23, web users in Ningxia, Shaanxi, Inner Mongolia and other provinces witnessed a UFO. Judging by the photos provided by them, its trailing cloud is unique in shape. … Continue reading

China says its new YJ-18 anti-ship missile is a real threat to US navy


The following is based on a translation from Chinese media: China‘s qianzhan.com quotes unspecified “foreign media” reports as saying that China’s newest 052D Aegis destroyer is equipped with China’s newest YJ-18 supersonic anti-ship missiles. The missile’s high speed and terminal movement make it very difficult to intercept. At present, there is only one 052D destroyer … Continue reading

China missile test highlights space weapons threat; can destroy US satellites


China’s recent test of a missile designed to shoot down satellites in low-earth orbit highlights a growing threat of space weapons, the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command said on Tuesday. Adm. Cecil D. Haney, head of the Omaha-based nuclear forces command, also voiced worries about the strategic nuclear forces buildup by Russia and China, … Continue reading

China’s world first air-to-air missile for helicopters, the Feiyan-90


In Shenzhen Satellite TV’s Military Information Direct Broadcast program yesterday, it is revealed that according to CCTV footage, China is the first in the world to have developed an air-to-air missile for helicopters, with the codename of Feiyan-90. The US and Russia use in their helicopters air-to-air missiles for fighter jets. They are too big … Continue reading

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