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Chinese Military Tech Gets Competitive February 16, 2018

Posted by geoff in News.

When I first commenced blogging nearly 12 years ago, I tried everyone’s patience with my constant harping on the emerging military/geopolitical threat of China. I eventually dropped the subject (for the most part), so as not to bore the IB gang. At the time there was a cadre of nay-sayers who raised the typical objections, “China’s military uses obsolete equipment,” “China lacks the industrial expertise to make state-of-the-art equipment, “China’s R&D is derivative, relying on copying the West.”

“But they’re modernizing,” said I, “and their high-tech industry is growing. And they’ve trained their scientists and engineers abroad, so they’re fully capable of innovation.”

And now, you can call me Nostradamus:

China’s rapid military modernization is “remarkable,” and is no longer merely “catching up” with the West, reports the International Institute for Strategic Studies in their annual report on global military capabilities.

“China’s emerging weapons developments and broader defence-technological progress mean that it has become a global defence innovator” says Dr. John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive of the London-based think tank.

It’s been sad to watch this happening over the course of 12 years, while the United States does nothing.


1. lauraw - February 16, 2018

You’re Nostradamus.

2. geoff - February 16, 2018

Crap!! Shoulda said, “Now you can call me Nostradamus and pay me big bucks.”

3. jam2 - February 16, 2018

Recon & Duplicate

4. jam2 - February 16, 2018

China is a classic example of a parasite capable of killing the host.

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