|DID CHINA BUILD WORLD’S FIRST RAILGUN AT SEA? PHOTOS SHOW WHAT LOOKS LIKE POWERFUL ELECTROMAGNETIC WEAPON ON WARSHIP|
BY TOM O'CONNOR ON 2/2/18 AT 1:10 PM
China has potentially become the first country in the world to successfully equip a warship with a powerful electromagnetic weapon known as a railgun, based on photos that have recently emerged online. Social media users that closely follow Chinese military developments were shocked earlier this week when they discovered images of a massive, previously unseen weapon mounted to Type 072III-class landing ship Haiyang Shan at what appeared to be a shipyard in Wuhan. While details surrounding the images are not entirely clear, they are believed to be recent and several clues suggest China may very well be preparing to test the world's first battleship-mounted railgun, surpassing even the U.S. "Provide the first-class naval weapon & equipment for building the first-class navy in the world," a banner seen behind the weapon read, according to Chinese Twitter user "dafeng cao," who told Newsweek he initially found the pictures on Chinese social media site Weibo and that they were all posted within the past month … for video, go to http://www.newsweek.com/did-china-build-world-first-railgun-photos-look-powerful-electromagnetic-798313
REMINDER: Sino-Soviet treaty commits China-Russia Combo to react against the US!
KUALA LUMPUR (June 2018): The China-Russia Combo is perhaps more than meets the eye!
Did you know that China and Russia had on Feb 14, 1950, inked a Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, Alliance and Mutual Assistance?
That treaty, apparently still valid, reads: “In the event of one of the contracting parties being attacked by Japan or any state allied with it and thus being involved in a state of war the other contracting party shall immediately render military and other assistance by all means at its disposal - Article I.”
So, it would be folly to view the 21st Century Cold War between the US and China-Russia Combo as just that - a Cold War!
In the event the US military strikes at any one of the Combo, it is all hell breaks loose.
Yes, it is a very frightening thought for the rest of the world should the war-waging US lose its sanity and go to war with either China or Russia!
Read these for details:
BY TOM O'CONNOR ON 2/14/18 AT 2:25 PM
Nearly seven decades after Russia and China struck their first major alliance, an expert analysis showed Wednesday just how powerful the U.S.’s two leading military rivals have become. Despite setbacks over the course of their relationship, recent initiatives have allowed China and Russia to once again shift global military strength from West to East.
On February 14, 1950, the People’s Republic of China and the Soviet Union signed the Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, Alliance and Mutual Assistance. Less than five years after World War II and only months after the guerrilla forces of Mao Zedong expelled the Chinese nationalist Kuomintang government to Taiwan, the world’s two largest communist powers joined forces at the onset of what would be a nearly half-century Cold War between Moscow and Washington. Already wary of growing U.S. influence in Asia, the two nations vowed to defend one another in the event of an attack from U.S.-backed Japan or any of its allies.
“In the event of one of the contracting parties being attacked by Japan or any state allied with it and thus being involved in a state of war the other contracting party shall immediately render military and other assistance by all means at its disposal,” an excerpt from Article I of the treaty read.
For video, go to http://www.newsweek.com/russia-china-bring-valentines-day-treaty-back-life-military-power-806950
CHINA AND RUSSIA MAY TAKE OVER THE TOP OF THE WORLD WITH NEW 'POLAR SILK ROAD' THROUGH THE ARCTIC
BY TOM O'CONNOR ON 1/26/18 AT 3:22 PM
Update | China unveiled its ambitions to develop a "Polar Silk Road" through the Arctic, joining a multinational race to seize on historic opportunities in an icy, resource-rich region that's becoming increasingly accessible due to climate change.
The Chinese State Council Information Office published Friday a white paper titled "China's Arctic Policy," a document detailing Beijing's desire to get involved in opening shipping routes, harvesting resources, and investing in tourism, conservation and scientific exploration in the once–largely restricted 5.5 million square miles north of the Arctic Circle. China said it wished to achieve its goals in cooperation with other involved nations, including Russia, which has largely dominated efforts to traverse the Arctic region.
"On the one hand, melting ice in the Arctic has led to changes in the natural environment, or possibly can result in accelerated global warming, rising sea levels, increased extreme weather events, damaged biodiversity, and other global problems," the white paper read. "On the other, with the ice melted, conditions for the development of the Arctic may be gradually changed, offering opportunities for the commercial use of sea routes and development of resources in the region … for video, go to http://www.newsweek.com/china-russia-may-take-over-top-world-new-polar-silk-road-792490
BY TOM O'CONNOR ON 2/8/18 AT 6:15 PM
hina has for the first time revealed that its new fleet of advanced, Russia-built jets has flown over the South China Sea, where the U.S. has contested Beijing's vast territorial claims and construction of artificial, militarized islands.
The Chinese air force said in a statement Wednesday that it recently deployed Sukhoi Su-35s to carry out a joint patrol over the South China Sea. While the release did not include the size, date or location of the patrol, it said the aircraft's "participation in combat exercises will help strengthen the air force's long-range operational capability," and that the air force "will continue pushing forward training to improve combat capabilities," the official Chinese Military Online reported Thursday.
Senior China Arms Control and Disarmament Association adviser and retired People's Liberation Army (PLA) Major General Xu Guangyu, however, told ruling Chinese Communist Party organ The Global Times that "the appearance of advanced PLA fighter jets capable of attacking surface combat vessels in this region is sort of a reaction to the provocation by the U.S."
For video, go to http://www.newsweek.com/china-reveals-new-russian-jets-flying-over-secret-military-bases-pacific-801709 "
|CHINA WANTS NEW NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO KEEP UP WITH U.S. AND RUSSIA MILITARY POWER|
BY TOM O'CONNOR ON 1/30/18 AT 4:19 PM
he Chinese military has expressed its desire to enhance its nuclear weapons to keep up with the U.S. and Russia, two leading powers that have increasingly committed to modernizing their own arsenals. In a commentary featured Tuesday in the PLA Daily, the official newspaper of the People's Liberation Army, military experts Li Xianrong and Yang Min detailed the nuclear strategies of the U.S. and Russia, China's primary global defense competitors. While the outlet compared nuclear weapons to a "sword of Damocles" hanging over the head of mankind and called for them to be completely eradicated in a concluding note, the editor ultimately said they were a necessary tool to secure China and forward its interests as a major international player.
"In the roiling unpredictability of today’s world, to upgrade the capability of our country’s deterrence strategy, to support our great power position... we must strengthen the reliability and trustworthiness of our nuclear deterrence and nuclear counterstrike capabilities," the editor wrote, as translated by Reuters … for video, go to http://www.newsweek.com/china-wants-new-nuclear-weapons-keep-us-russia-military-power-795401