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Thursday, January 17, 2019

An unclassified report released by the US Defense Intelligence Agency says that China has made advancement in weapon technologies in recent years, worrying Pentagon as it has already surpassed its rivals from the defense industry. A Pentagon assessment released Tuesday has pointed out that as a result of Beijing's domestic laws forcing foreign partners to divulge technical secrets in exchange for access to China's vast market, it is now at the leading edge on a range of technologies, AFP reports. "The result of this multifaceted approach to technology acquisition is a PLA (People's Liberation Army) on the verge of fielding some of the most modern weapon systems in the world," states the report, entitled "China Military Power". "In some areas, it already leads the world."

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"The biggest concern is that as a lot of these technologies mature... (China) will reach a point where internally within their decision-making they will decide that using military force for a regional conflict is something that is more imminent," the official said on condition of anonymity.

The intelligence report said China is developing new medium- and long-range stealth bombers capable of striking regional and global targets.

Such planes will likely reach initial operational capability by about 2025, the report notes.

The official added that China keeps a lot of its military development secret by conducting research in underground complexes, away from the prying eyes of satellites.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-01-17 03:51 AM | Reply

And here, we're discouraging people from going into school and becoming scientists. In the long-run scientific dominance is what wins wars.

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-01-17 02:40 PM | Reply

China is a country run by engineers more than lawyers, failed businesspeople or B-list celebrities.

The USA should study how China has been so successful and face the hard fact that bowing down to the 1% is weakening the USA.
Every empire collapses after the aristocrats get greedy and use their power to rent seek while holding back the masses.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2019-01-17 07:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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