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by DavidD
19 Jul 2017 02:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1396001

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Worse. Malacca only threatens Chinese sea lanes. Chicken Neck threatens Indian territory. currently, without the malacca straits, the hans are up the shyte creek without the proverbial paddle. CPEC is far far away. just need to sink a few fully laden bulk carriers at specific places already identif...
by DavidD
18 Jul 2017 09:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 227049

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Another aspect of these exaggerated reports on msm of to get increased funding Anything I say in this regard is liable to be taken as "wishful thinking" - but I have noticed - just in the last 4-5 years a massive increase in Chinese propaganda about how they are suddenly up there with the...
by DavidD
18 Jul 2017 01:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1396001

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

You're right that there are many paths to winning a war, but history indicates that conventional bombs on civilian targets is pretty low on the list of ways to winning a war. There are many other ways, however, as war isn't just army A vs. army B at location C. For one, in a war each side would att...
by DavidD
17 Jul 2017 23:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1396001

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

>>They are better off peppering air bases and major military bases and railheads with 100 missiles each - to put them out of action so they can win the land war. Similarly we stand to gain by putting their logistics and supply lines out of action to win the land war 1000 conventional missiles on fa...
by DavidD
17 Jul 2017 01:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1396001

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

You're misinterpreting Bhutanese intentions and underestimating their ingenuity. Your post essentially states, like many others' opinion, that Bhutan needs to choose sides. However, they don't want to choose sides. They don't want to hurt Indian interests nor Chinese ones, they just want to stay th...
by DavidD
16 Jul 2017 23:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1396001

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

DavidD, My understanding is that there is conscription for college students. This started as an experiment some 15 years ago but today there are around 150,000+ college students inducted into the PLA each year. The intent was to provide the PLA with a cadre of technically competent people. It is th...
by DavidD
16 Jul 2017 13:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1396001

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

I'm not sure the PLA ever used conscripts, at least not for a few decades. It's true though that the Chinese society is not very martial, historically soldiers were never afforded high social status. Yes, SYRE. I would say even less martial than us SDREs since we crushed the supposedly "martia...
by DavidD
16 Jul 2017 12:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1396001

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

TIFWIW. According to this video there is massive unemployment among retired soldiers. Don't they get pension? Only 60 dollars per month according to the video. Also the soldiers undergo training in communist party propaganda in addition to military training and they should spend 30 percent of their...
by DavidD
16 Jul 2017 11:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1396001

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Some of you are thinking with your heart instead of your head. What's the value of "face" really? China stands to lose face, sure, but India stands to lose a strategic plateau that can may be used to cut off a large portion of Indian territory. One is a nebulous concept, another is a quite...
by DavidD
16 Jul 2017 02:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1396001

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

In this "tri"-partite dispute, what does the third party, Bhutan, think? From this article, it seems like Bhutan and China are ready to settle their dispute, at India's detriment, which prompted the the Indian incursion into Bhutanese/Chinese territory. https://thewire.in/156180/bhutan-dok...
by DavidD
15 Jul 2017 23:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1396001

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

There was a poster (RishiRishi IIRC) who told that BR is accessible in China. Is it possible to make a China specific thread for Chinese. Secondly is there any way of breaking great bullshit wall that blocks free flow of information. Hold on free and true information is biggest weapon China has. It...
by DavidD
15 Jul 2017 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1051409

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

They are using that sat to test some new cryptography that will be impossible to break google the details Its sunrise tech and they off the mark first long way to ioc http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/16/technology/china-quantum-satellite-success/index.html Part of being a superpawa is you invest in the...
by DavidD
15 Jul 2017 03:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1396001

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Conflict cannot take place suddenly. We will know about it long before. If China starts mobilizing - rail and road movements will be seen and reported to the media. Troop build-ups at the border will be met with Indian mobilization. This will take weeks or months. Once everything is in place a spar...
by DavidD
13 Jul 2017 04:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1396001

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The only way to deal with the Chinese is directly, says Shivshankar Menon - Suhasini Haidar, The Hindu He sounds like a very intelligent and level-headed individual. Key takeaways: 1) Ignore the noise (e.g. threats and speculations) and focus on actions. 2) Foreign policy has little impact on domes...
by DavidD
13 Jul 2017 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1051409

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Not directly, but it allows you to take more risks by bringing more men to higher altitudes faster. Usually this would result in more cases of altitude sickness, which can be life threatening, but now the severe cases can be treated safely in hyperbaric chambers. In short, it reduces the risks of t...
by DavidD
12 Jul 2017 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1051409

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

How does hyperbaric chamber availability speed up acclimtisation? Not directly, but it allows you to take more risks by bringing more men to higher altitudes faster. Usually this would result in more cases of altitude sickness, which can be life threatening, but now the severe cases can be treated ...
by DavidD
07 Jul 2017 15:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1051409

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Mr. Ma Weiming, a top scientist involved in a variety of high level military projects gave a talk at the University of Shanghai recently. He mentioned that Xi Jinping personally ordered a halt in the construction of the next carrier to allow the EMALS vs. Steam competition to finish. He says that t...
by DavidD
05 Jul 2017 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1051409

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Mr. Ma Weiming, a top scientist involved in a variety of high level military projects gave a talk at the University of Shanghai recently. He mentioned that Xi Jinping personally ordered a halt in the construction of the next carrier to allow the EMALS vs. Steam competition to finish. He says that th...
by DavidD
05 Jul 2017 10:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 175938

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

I think the Chinese plan is to surround India with OBOR projects, so that any connectivity between India and its neighbors, regardless of who initiated the project, will be hooked up with OBOR projects. For example, India builds a road to Bangladesh, that road will be connected to a port built by Ch...
by DavidD
20 Jun 2017 14:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 317130

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

I presume green means Made in TSP and red part is in China? I think the above pic may refer to final assy...even then it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to have one part of fuselage assemble/fabed in China and the other part put together in Pak unless that is how they are considering different ma...
by DavidD
19 Jun 2017 20:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 317130

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Here's pic of the share of workload on the fuselage, I don't know the specifics.

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by DavidD
19 Jun 2017 19:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 317130

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Pakistan manufactures a good portion of the JF-17, but it doesn't have the testing facilities to validate new variants, which is why the first aircrafts of all new variants (Block II, two-seater, Myanmese version) are made in China.
by DavidD
03 Jun 2017 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1051409

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Some recent developments: 1) Strong rumors are flying around about the construction of a semi-submersible arsenal ship. Here's a good blog about it by possibly the best-informed open-source Western PLA analyst Henri K (google translate works very well). http://www.eastpendulum.com/la-chine-fait-rena...
by DavidD
25 May 2017 08:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1312
Views: 202938

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

DavidD, this is not propaganda website like you have in China. Debt market is data driven. Its a factual statement. Your bosses at Beijing might be able to grease the stock market thus improving the sentiment and making people feel they are becoming rich. If it was not the case, please explain this...
by DavidD
21 May 2017 07:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1312
Views: 202938

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

It seems like there's nothing reliable about China's data because China has a very rapidly changing economy. Reliable indicators 5 years ago may not be so reliable today. Take trade data for example, China's economy used to go as its exports went, but since 2011 trade has made up a smaller percentag...
by DavidD
18 May 2017 22:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1405
Views: 290129

Re: Analyzing CPEC

What are the implications if India joins CPEC/OBOR? Will it come with an agreement of free trade between the participants? If we cannot impose tariffs/barriers/anti dumping duty on chinese goods, china will have a free run especially if UPA comes back to power. I've yet to hear anyone explain how I...
by DavidD
18 May 2017 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 175938

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Exactly. So even if OBOR/CPEC becomes a visible failure, Eleven will say that people don't see the larger vision, because the results will be apparent only after decades. NS will use the same logic when people start questioning if CPEC has got Pak any benefit. Both will hope they are not around whe...
by DavidD
18 May 2017 10:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 175938

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Japan's statement indicates that even a country with major investments in Pak and no ill will towards it, cannot participate in CPEC. Why then is there a clamour for India to `join CPEC' ? It also confirms that China will not allow any other country to break their monopoly on business with Pak. Hen...
by DavidD
18 May 2017 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 175938

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Me thinks that the hans have pretty well buggered themselves and attracted a bad global press for the OBOR when the exact opposite was what they had expected. Two huge markets, India and the EU have given them a public thumbs down. some very embarrassing hitherto unpublicised CPEC plans have also b...
by DavidD
18 May 2017 09:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 175938

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

A few points: 1) As mentioned a few posts back, the infrastructure projects are meant to be a doorway, not an end goal in itself. Infrastructure projects are generally not profitable in and off itself, particularly with transportation projects. The increase in economic activities that they bring, ho...
by DavidD
17 Apr 2017 13:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1396001

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Well, CPEC is going full speed ahead right now, roads, power stations, and all sorts of infrastructure is popping up everywhere. I guess we'll see if it works soon! I always wondered, may be you can give some insight. You do realize PoK is Indian territory. What is Chinese plan if India one day tak...
by DavidD
17 Apr 2017 12:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1396001

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Well, CPEC is going full speed ahead right now, roads, power stations, and all sorts of infrastructure is popping up everywhere. I guess we'll see if it works soon!
by DavidD
17 Apr 2017 02:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1396001

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Liu! don't you think the parallels between PRC China and Nazi Germany are many. No one denies that China has made massive progress, infact I find Chinese people and their work ethic and culture very very admirable. Chola I would not bring women and their preferences into this conversation. To some ...
by DavidD
14 Apr 2017 11:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 227049

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

DavidD, you too do not seem to be getting it. "China trying to destroy India" is not what is worrying. If anything, the heading of thid thread should tell you how worrying it is for us. So that is not something that this forum has any doubts on. Over at Tibet, Indian military and intellig...
by DavidD
14 Apr 2017 11:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 227049

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Ah. The Good Hakim is playing Piskolagical games with you. The next question is . Why is that "hardly anyone lives there? " The answer to that is what the Hakim is trying to get you to understand! Because it's mostly desert and very high plateaus/mountains? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wi...
by DavidD
13 Apr 2017 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 227049

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

I really don't think you guys should worry too much about China trying to destroy India. As you can see in Suraj's post, the Chinese are much more likely to fight each other. For example, if you think all the uproar in Chinese media about Dalai Lama's visit to India is meant for the Indian audience,...
by DavidD
13 Apr 2017 10:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 227049

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

You guys are exactly right, China is indeed terrified of regionalism. Everyone should be. There's a reason why core China has for the most part stayed united since the Han dynasty some 2200 years ago while all other ancient empires have fallen apart more often than not. It's human nature to segregat...
by DavidD
11 Apr 2017 20:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1051409

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Taiwan has 2 ancient dutch subs and is moving around from eu capital to capital with a begging bowl for tech pieces for its local sub ssk as none will sell them. Tokyo has also rejected any tech for subs. Neither will russia. If they were less arrogant and more smart would approach india for a jv o...
by DavidD
11 Apr 2017 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1051409

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

the low cost of chinese industry section means china industry can pruduce more weapons that USA's ,with the same defence expenditure. so,USA has no chance to win a quantity race with china. if USA can not keep its tech edge on china( now china seems to catch up rapidly),USA would be in a hopeless s...
by DavidD
08 Apr 2017 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1051409

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The 071 isn't upcoming, and that CG is poorly done and out of proportion.

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