|A screenshot from a video showing off the maneuverability of Russia’s Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle.|
Russia, China, and the US are in a hypersonic weapons arm race — and officials warn the US could be falling behind
Ben Brimelow, Business Insider US
April 30, 2018
Russia, China, and the US are competing in a hypersonic weapons arms race.
· These weapons can travel at above mach 5 and are maneuverable, making them extremely difficult to intercept.
· Comments by US officials about Russia and China’s recent gains have led some to believe that the US is currently losing the race.
· The situation is more complex – Russia and China appear to be ahead of the US in terms of nuclear-capable hypersonic weapons, but the US is leading the way in hypersonic weapons that carry conventional payloads.
Three of the most powerful nations on Earth – Russia, China, and the US – are in an arms race for hypersonic weapons and the US might be lagging behind. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing this week that “hypersonics is the number one priority,” for the US military’s research and development. “Both having them for ourselves, but also the defense against them. It is our number one priority in the developing technology” realm, he said … for more, go to https://www.businessinsider.my/hypersonic-weapons-us-china-russia-arms-race-2018-4/?r=US&IR=T
The US getting paranoid in the Cold War with the Russia-China Combo?
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 2018): Three Reuters news reports today (Aug 14) raised many questions or doubts about the Trump-led US’ current global influence in science and technology advancement.
The three news reports are titled U.S. warns on Russia's new space weapons, Moscow regrets that U.S. is suspending Open Skies treaty - RIA, and China angered at new U.S. defence act, to assess content.
The news reports reflect the ongoing 21st Century Cold War between the US and the Russia-China Combo.
I Love Malaysia-China China Silk Road wonders whether the US is getting more and more paranoid about war or are they overwhelmed by their fear of losing out in science and technology development, research and inventions.
If not, why is the US and its international news organisations running stories that only expose its weaknesses or arrogance.
Does the US think that it is the only country on earth that has the right to science and technology progress, research and inventions?
The war-waging US should start looking at itself in the mirror first and also listen to what they are saying to the rest of the world before judging the rest of the world.
Digest the following three news reports and form your own opinion on the Cold War:
"U.S. warns on Russia's new space weapons
Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018
5:26 PM MYT
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States voiced deep concern on Tuesday about Russia's pursuit of weapons including a mobile laser system to destroy satellites in space, as well as its putting into orbit of a new "space apparatus inspector".
"To the United States this is yet further proof that the Russian actions do not match their words," she told the forum. Russia's pursuit of counterspace capabilities "is disturbing given the recent pattern of Russian malign behaviour," she added.
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Catherine Evans) - Reuters/The Star Online
Moscow regrets that U.S. is suspending Open Skies treaty - RIA
Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018
4:38 PM MYT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday Moscow regrets that the United States is suspending funding of the Open Skies treaty, Russian state news agency RIA reported.
(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Andrey Kuzmin; Editing by Catherine Evans) - Reuters/The Star Online
China angered at new U.S. defence act, to assess content
Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018
5:11 PM MYT
by ben blanchard
China's complaints about the act come as the world's two biggest economies engage in an increasingly bitter fight over trade, levying tariffs on each others' products.
U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $716-billion defence policy act on Monday that authorises military spending and waters down controls on U.S. government contracts with China's ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL].
The National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, strengthens the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which reviews proposals to determine if they threaten national security. That measure was seen as targeting China.
"The U.S. side should objectively and fairly treat Chinese investors, and avoid CFIUS becoming an obstacle to investment cooperation between Chinese and U.S. firms," the ministry said in a statement.
Chinese and U.S. companies seek greater cooperation on investment, it added, urging the two countries' governments to heed the voices of their companies, and provide a good environment and stable expectations.
Monday's legislation also calls "long-term strategic competition with China" a top priority for the United States, which should improve the defence capabilities of self-ruled Taiwan, claimed by China as a wayward province.
In a separate statement, China's foreign ministry said the United States passed the act despite China's strong objections and it was dissatisfied with the "negative content related to China".
China urges the United States to abandon Cold War thinking and correctly and objectively view relations, and not implement the act's negative clauses about China, so as to avoid harming cooperation, the ministry added.
China's Defence Ministry also weighed in, saying the act "exaggerated Sino-U.S. antagonism", damaged trust between the two militaries and involved the most important and sensitive issue in bilateral ties, namely Taiwan.
"We will never let any person, at any time or in any form split Taiwan off from China," it added.
In Taipei, Taiwan's Foreign Ministry thanked the United States for its consistent support.
Taiwan would "continue to actively coordinate with the U.S. government to stably deepen the security partnership between Taiwan and the United States on a mutually beneficial basis", Taiwan's foreign ministry said.
The United States has no formal ties with Taiwan but is the island's strongest ally and sole foreign arms supplier.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is visiting the United States this month, stopping off first in Los Angeles and then in Houston on her way to and from Paraguay and Belize.
China has complained to Washington about the visits.
(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Additional reporting by Michael Martina, Yi-Mou Lee in Taipei, and Andrew Galbraith in Shanghai; Editing by Sam Holmes, Clarence Fernandez and Michael Perry) - Reuters/The Star Online"
|Xi Jinping reviews Chinese troops in 2017. Photo: Xinhua/Li Gang via Getty Images|
China is conducting an average of five simulated tests per month as it develops a more advanced nuclear arsenal, the South China Morning Post reports — that’s about five times as many tests as the U.S. typically conducts … for visual’s text, go to https://www.axios.com/china-ramping-up-nuclear-weapons-program-7a8c516b-e4d5-481a-989a-520dd95d5360.html
China steps up pace in new nuclear arms race with US and Russia as experts warn of rising risk of conflict
Chinese scientists are running simulated tests at a faster rate than America as world’s leading powers develop arsenal of ‘usable’ next-generation weapons
PUBLISHED : Monday, 28 May, 2018, 12:05pm
UPDATED : Monday, 28 May, 2018, 11:29pm
China is aggressively developing its next generation of nuclear weapons, conducting an average of five tests a month to simulate nuclear blasts, according to a major Chinese weapons research institute. Its number of simulated tests has in recent years outpaced that of the United States, which conducts them less than once a month on average. Between September 2014 and last December, China carried out around 200 laboratory experiments to simulate the extreme physics of a nuclear blast, the China Academy of Engineering Physics reported in a document released by the government earlier this year and reviewed by the South China Morning Post this month. In comparison, the US carried out only 50 such tests between 2012 and 2017 – or about 10 a year – according to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory … for more, go to https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2147304/china-steps-pace-new-nuclear-arms-race-us-and-russia-experts-warn