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by pankajs
21 Aug 2018 19:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 851
Views: 103647

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

OBOR is a prestigious project for eleven. Expect the sleeper cells in Malaysia to be activated. Still I admire mahatir Mohammed's show of spine, though I didn't like him shaking hands with Indian terrorist Zakir. Eleven may ask Modi's help in ousting mahatir Mohammed. If Modi is wise, he should pre...
by pankajs
18 Aug 2018 17:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1072
Views: 98459

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2160259/just-how-big-chinas-hidden-debt-pile-beijing-orders-local-cadres Just how big is China’s ‘hidden’ debt pile? Beijing orders local cadres to find out China’s ruling Communist Party and cabinet have ordered local authorities to stop amassing “hid...
by pankajs
18 Aug 2018 14:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2160182/china-has-boosted-its-militarys-ability-unify-taiwan Chinese military steps up strike strength against US targets and Taiwan, says Pentagon In its annual report to the US Congress on China’s military developments, the Pentagon said th...
by pankajs
18 Aug 2018 10:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1978
Views: 222253

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Saar, the ideas that you offer in your last para are not possible to implement and/or will leaded to financial suicide.
by pankajs
18 Aug 2018 08:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2160086/us-will-be-good-ally-philippines-if-beijing-invades US will be ‘good ally’ to Philippines if China invades, defence official promises The United States will be “a good ally” to the Philippines in responding to territorial conflicts in...
by pankajs
17 Aug 2018 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2160095/chinese-bombers-are-training-strike-us-targets-pacific Chinese bombers are training to strike US targets in the Pacific, Pentagon claims Chinese bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific, acc...
by pankajs
17 Aug 2018 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Has China started to emulate the "mouse" of Asia i.e. India? https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2160087/china-take-humble-tack-win-over-malaysian-prime China to take ‘humble’ tack to win over Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad China will seek to stabilise ties...
by pankajs
17 Aug 2018 08:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

^well said. +1. We should be competing and at least trying to outpace china in every facet imaginable instead of resting on assumed laurels. The smartest people incorporate the best from others. There's a lot we can learn from the chinese. Rest is fine except the highlighted part. This is how USSR ...
by pankajs
16 Aug 2018 19:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Agree. This was just to dispel the propaganda that has been spread around here and else where that China has "already" taken a lead over the west in "innovation". They are good at stealing, copying and building even on a mass scale like no one else I will give them that. It is ve...
by pankajs
16 Aug 2018 18:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Lo jee ... karrrrrrrro lo baat! https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2159920/century-china-still-lacks-drive-scientific-truth-says A century on, China still lacks the drive for scientific truth, says outspoken editor A Chinese state newspaper editor who set off a public debate o...
by pankajs
16 Aug 2018 16:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2159891/string-chinese-satellites-keep-real-time-watch-south String of Chinese satellites to keep real-time watch on South China Sea to protect ‘national sovereignty’ China will next year start launching a series of satellites to track water ...
by pankajs
16 Aug 2018 16:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diploma ... o-dutertes
China rejects Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for rethink and ‘will respond to foreign ships’ in disputed South China Sea
by pankajs
15 Aug 2018 18:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2159854/tonga-prime-minister-asks-china-write-pacific-islands Tonga Prime Minister asks China to write off Pacific islands’ debt Tonga Prime Minister Akalisi Pohiva has called on China to write off the debts owed by Pacific island countries, ...
by pankajs
15 Aug 2018 17:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 854
Views: 46782

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Some news on Baki eCONonmy and the Lame puncher oops ... the Game Changer from a Princeton based economist of Baki origins. https://twitter.com/AtifRMian/status/1029237456414154752 Atif Mian Verified account @AtifRMian 1/ On Pakistan's #IndependenceDay2018 , why is the country still far from economi...
by pankajs
15 Aug 2018 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4265
Views: 778439

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

A-5 has China completely covered if you believe the Chinese analyst per whom it has a 8K range. Call it an ICBM if that is all it takes to satisfy you. No further range extension is required beyond that ... at present. So now let us focus on the "immediate and the important" which is 1. Wo...
by pankajs
15 Aug 2018 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4265
Views: 778439

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^ Absolutely Yes ... for now. Last I heard A-5 is still in development and GOI/Defense budget is stressed. Has everything that has been planned for A-5 been completed? Have the older missiles, SRBMs and IRBMs, been upgraded with the latest tech? Why not get a version of A-5 on to a submarine? Why no...
by pankajs
15 Aug 2018 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4265
Views: 778439

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

What will be the target of this world conquering ICBM?

MIRV/MARV? Yes but range for what purpose?
by pankajs
15 Aug 2018 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4265
Views: 778439

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^

Not the survival of the missile but the delivery of one or more warhead (s).
by pankajs
14 Aug 2018 23:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Came across this quote in another context but makes so much sense in the context of ebb and flow of geopolitical game/influence.

"In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate." -- Isaac Asimov
by pankajs
14 Aug 2018 18:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1780
Views: 326653

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

At present the plan seems to be to buy both.
by pankajs
14 Aug 2018 15:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2159612/china-strongly-dissatisfied-donald-trump-signs-defence China ‘strongly dissatisfied’ as Donald Trump signs defence act upping US support for Taiwan and scrutiny of foreign companies China has condemned US President Donald Trump for si...
by pankajs
13 Aug 2018 23:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

1. I thought you were concerned about my loss calculation as it related to Chinese investments. If finance/viability does not matter then please ignore my last 2 posts. 2. Djibouti and Hambantota aren't in the same league, at least not now. China has only paid about $1 Billion for Hanbantota for co...
by pankajs
13 Aug 2018 19:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

1. I thought you were concerned about my loss calculation as it related to Chinese investments. If finance/viability does not matter then please ignore my last 2 posts. 2. Djibouti and Hambantota aren't in the same league, at least not now. China has only paid about $1 Billion for Hanbantota for co...
by pankajs
13 Aug 2018 19:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Most of chinese investment is in strategic projects so the primary benefit isn't always monetary for them. In Hambantota, Chinese get a refueling and resupplying station in the middle of Indian Ocean for the 30 billion. Something they have to pay 100 million dollars for annually in Djibouti. So tha...
by pankajs
13 Aug 2018 17:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Assumptions are important and this example was to amplify the logical fallacy by taking an extreme case. If the other party doesn't pay back a dime , guess what is the Chinese loss? Whether it is $10Billion or $5 Billion in Chinese money, the loss is 100% to the Chinese . Assuming Hambantota is a fa...
by pankajs
13 Aug 2018 13:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

OBOR failure can.lead to PRC collapse https://twitter.com/YusufDFI/status/1028684119402659840?s=19 What is missing in the article is that there's no investment in OBOR . Investment means, you spend your resources, such as money, or materials or something similar to some other entity other than you,...
by pankajs
12 Aug 2018 15:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/xi-jinpings-path-china?id=743c2bc617&e=9fd1eee437&uuid=e7a2c806-d728-459f-a0b2-f4fcb8e4fd14&mc_cid=d20d9bc5f9&mc_eid=%5bUNIQID%5d Xi Jinping's Path for China There seems to be trouble on the horizon for China and President Xi Jinping. A year ago...
by pankajs
12 Aug 2018 14:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2643
Views: 430483

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2159280/chinas-air-force-quietly-adds-new-j-16-fighter-jets China’s air force quietly adds new J-16 fighter jets to ‘push the envelope’ China’s air force announced last week that a squadron of J-16s would soon be combat ready . Based on the R...
by pankajs
12 Aug 2018 10:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2159309/chinas-cnpc-takes-over-totals-share-big-iran-gas-project China’s CNPC ‘takes over Total’s share in big Iran gas project’ Total signed a contract in 2017 to develop Phase II of South Pars field with an initial investment of US$1 billion, marking...
by pankajs
10 Aug 2018 22:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 851
Views: 103647

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

https://www.caixinglobal.com/2018-08-10/belt-and-road-drives-into-argentina-with-2-billion-contract-101313794.html ‘Belt and Road’ Drives Into Argentina with $2 Billion Contract China State Construction Engineering Corp. (CSCEC) said it has won a $2.13 billion contract to build a major highway in Ar...
by pankajs
09 Aug 2018 23:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-politics-analysis/handling-of-u-s-trade-dispute-causes-rift-in-chinese-leadership-sources-idUSKBN1KU0TU?il=0 Handling of U.S. trade dispute causes rift in Chinese leadership: sources A backlash is being felt at the highest levels of the government, ...
by pankajs
09 Aug 2018 22:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 247008

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Cross-posting because I have a followup and this material is not directly related to OBOR thread. ---------------------------------------------->> <snip> Generally: The Chinese were coasting along nicely and with time would have taken their rightful place without much of a ripple. They got cocky a b...
by pankajs
08 Aug 2018 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 851
Views: 103647

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

<snip> Generally: The Chinese were coasting along nicely and with time would have taken their rightful place without much of a ripple. They got cocky a bit too early. Perhaps they should have waited another 10-20 years before they ditched the Deng dictum and bared their fangs . In a short period of...
by pankajs
07 Aug 2018 10:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 854
Views: 46782

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Bleddy ...

These are the same folks who will scream about our spend on ISRO, etc when there are hungry people to feed in India
by pankajs
05 Aug 2018 15:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 851
Views: 103647

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/sri-lanka-secures-1-billion-loan-from-china-amid-mounting-debt-1894892 Sri Lanka Secures $1 Billion Loan From China, Amid Mounting Debt Colombo: Sri Lanka's central bank on Friday announced it had secured a $1 billion Chinese loan as the island , a key link in Beijing...
by pankajs
04 Aug 2018 18:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 851
Views: 103647

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

You got it saar! At the current stage China still needs access to key American tech and cross-pollination to leap-frog in its journey to tech nirvana. If this was 10-20 years hence China would not hesitate to put the squeeze but today that would be a risky gambit and could easily backfire. Just chec...
by pankajs
04 Aug 2018 16:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 851
Views: 103647

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

BTW, I had this though about a week back and TKiran and chetak ssars posts re-jogged my memory. China has surplus capital and it seeks desperate and wider access to the Indian market. The logical thing would have been to directly invest in India but instead of doing that they are investing in our n...
by pankajs
03 Aug 2018 17:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 851
Views: 103647

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

https://www.caixinglobal.com/2018-08-03/state-owned-oil-giant-inks-871-million-in-persian-gulf-deals-101311500.html State-Owned Oil Giant Inks $871 Million in Persian Gulf Deals A subsidiary of state-owned crude oil giant China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) has inked two deals to develop oil stora...
by pankajs
03 Aug 2018 17:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 851
Views: 103647

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

China has surplus capital and it seeks desperate and wider access to the Indian market. The logical thing would have been to directly invest in India but instead of doing that they are investing in our neighborhood. Why is that? ... That is the way to gain access to the Indian market while not prov...

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