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US-China arms race has begun with space weapons


The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) released a 125-page report on Jan 15, 2019 which suggested that “China’s military rise is well-planned, and Chinese leaders are following a strategy they believe will lead to greater power and influence both regionally and globally …” While the report in pdf is unavailable online for unknown reasons at … Continue reading

Cadence of Conflict: Asia, November 28, 2016


A government defining marriage only claims to be about marriage between humans, but it is actually about marriage between Church and State. By asking government to define human marriage, Americans have already returned to the Church of the Holy Government, which the pilgrims left in the early 1600’s. Originally, both questions of marriage began in … Continue reading

Cadence of Conflict: Asia, October 17, 2016


China expanded its network this week. The focal point was the BRICS summit. But, China also expanded its network into Space, sending Shenzhou 11 to the Tiangong 2 Space laboratory. Meanwhile, back here on Earth, China’s solar, trade, and finance network expanded into roads with India, fighting terrorism with Russia, and world peace with South … Continue reading

China launches Tiangong-2 Space Lab


Engineers have begun injecting propellant into the Long march-2F T2 rocket that will carry the Tiangong-2 into space, reports China’s State news agency Xinhua, quoting Wu Ping, the deputy director of the manned space engineering office. Once launched into space, the Tiangong-2 is scheduled to manoeuvre itself into an orbit about 380 kilometres above the Earth … Continue reading

China’s space program aims at destroying US navy and mining the moon


China’s gifted strategist Sun Tze says in his writings “The Art of War”: Knowing oneself and one’s enemy, one is never in peril in war. Knowing oneself but not one’s enemy, one has a half chance to win and a half chance to lose. Reuters says in its report “U.S. must invest to keep ahead … Continue reading

China’s ‘ocean surveillance’ satellites are really tracking US aircraft carriers


The following is based in part on translations from Chinese media: On September 8, China launched the Yaogan-21 remote sensing satellite and the Tiantuo-2 experimental satellite using a Long March-4B rocket. According to a recent issue of Jane’s Defence Review, Yaogan-21 has been launched to form a reconnaissance satellite constellation with Yaogan-20 and other Yaogan series … Continue reading

China is busy launching satellites for space-air military capabilities


China launched 19 and 20 satellites respectively in 2012 and 2013, mostly for its own use, and has thus become the country that launches the greatest number of satellites each year. According to Jane’s Defence Weekly (quoting Chinese media), only a small number of China’s new satellites are for non-military space programs. However, as pointed … Continue reading

Space station by 2022 for China military’s integrated space-air capabilities


In my book Space Era Strategy: The Way China Beats The U.S., I point out that China’s ambitious space program is carried out by its military while the U.S. space program is managed by an agency independent from its military. I list in my book that China has surpassed, and is surpassing, the US in … Continue reading

China claims successful attack on Japanese military satellite; destroyed control chip with “secret weapon”


The following is a translation from Chinese media: Chinese media claims, without reference to specific sources, that the space intelligence section of Japan Self-defence Forces revealed in its newest intelligence that China has destroyed the control chip of a Japanese spy satellite with a secret weapon. The attack reportedly happened when the satellite was tracking … Continue reading

China’s President Xi urges greater military use of space


Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the air force to adopt an integrated air and space defence capability, in what state media on Tuesday called a response to the increasing military use of space by the United States and others. While Beijing insists its space programme is for peaceful purposes, a Pentagon report last year highlighted … Continue reading

China claims to be building space warfare force with combat capability


The following is translated from Chinese state owned media: Zhuang Fenggan, China’s aeronautics authority, disclosed that China has always been conducting research and development of aerospaceplanes, which is the most important platform for space weapons. China’s mystic space warfare force will gradually be known to the public. An aerospaceplane is a vehicle that can fly … Continue reading

China plans to mine and exploit the moon


The Moon could be a “beautiful” source of minerals and energy, a top Chinese scientist has told the BBC. Exotic materials including helium-3 and the potential for solar power could prove invaluable for humankind, he says. The comments come from Prof Ouyang Ziyuan of the department of lunar and deep space exploration. His first interview … Continue reading

China steps up the space race: lunar rover by end of the year


China will launch a lander and rover to the moon by the end of this year, officials announced Wednesday, part of an ambitious plan to return samples from the lunar surface by 2017 and send humans within the next decade. China will send a rover to the moon by the end of the year, officials … Continue reading

Pentagon paying China to carry top secret data


Over the past few years, US politicians have expressed serious concerns that far too much sensitive information passes through the hands of companies and agencies located in China. In spite of that, the Pentagon – starved for satellite bandwidth – has decided to pay a Chinese satellite firm to help it communicate and share data … Continue reading

The American military is using Chinese satellites


U.S. forces are so heavily saturated with different communication devices that if not transmitted by satellite would cause serious problems. Data flow is so great that there are no adequate available satellites. The Pentagon has quietly hired a Chinese satellite, APSTAR-7, through which will flow communications with the army in Africa. Information about buying Chinese … Continue reading

Space plays a growing role in U.S.-China security talks


Space is playing an increasing role in security talks between the United States and China, although no formal dialogue dedicated to space security has begun, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Thursday. “Over the past year or so, space has been included in an increasing way and we hope to continue those discussions … Continue reading

China launched two satellites for its GPS system


Ming Pao reports: At 3.00am Wednesday, a Long March 3B Rocket successfully launched the 14th and 15th satellites for China’s BeiDou (COMPASS) Navigation Satellite System, a system similar to America’s GPS System very useful in war as it can guide missiles and bombs to hit targets with error less than 10 metres. It was the … Continue reading

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