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by heech
08 Jan 2011 00:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1058026

Re: China Military Watch

What is truly incredible in this episode is that we have drones crawling out of the woodwork after 9 years. :) Good show handlers. Hu says you're not good? Who cares if there are two prototypes or one except the drones particularly interested in getting that white man to say "Oh my God! They'v...
by heech
07 Jan 2011 23:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1058026

Re: China Military Watch

By the way, from FYJS, one fan highlighting the different striping between the "black" and "shiny" nozzle planes:

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by heech
07 Jan 2011 23:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1058026

Re: China Military Watch

Right, right... the fact something is being "done" to the engines is clear. However, what's actually being done is very much a mystery. Here's the latest and greatest (made this a URL instead of an image because it's so damn big... and can't figure out how to resize): http://pic.yupoo.com/...
by heech
07 Jan 2011 21:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1058026

Re: China Military Watch

Here's another comparison pic between the two, notice the double layer of serrated edges on the WS-10x engined prototype: I don't think there's too much doubt left that there have been two different engines (or at least exhaust nozzles) in use this week. Whether that means there's one plane or two....
by heech
07 Jan 2011 04:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1058026

Re: China Military Watch

The nozzle is wide open and the plane and the photographer is behind the plane and yet, the inside is pitch black! You can easy everything about the plane and even the colour of the nozzle, but not the flames inside! I don't see any flames in this video with the (supposed) AL-31 version, either, an...
by heech
07 Jan 2011 03:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1058026

Re: China Military Watch

Could you please show me a video with the WS-10 engine! I mean look at all the original pics which came out. None of them had a silvery nozzle. All of a sudden some have started changing colours. So the one with the AL-31 is undergoing taxi trials with the bay door open. But the one with the WS-10 ...
by heech
07 Jan 2011 03:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1058026

Re: China Military Watch

It is most probably doctored. I don't believe that the Chinese would jeopardize such a prestigious project on an unproven engine. But you are free to believe whatever you want to. I think I should state the same to you: you are free to "believe" whatever you want to. On the other hand, th...
by heech
07 Jan 2011 03:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1058026

Re: China Military Watch

Exactly my point. It is as simple as that. China is trying to grow its military might as its economy grows. Nothing wrong with it. Any country in its place would. But you are trying to put a halo around it, which is not right. I'm not even going to debate this with you, because I have no idea what ...
by heech
07 Jan 2011 03:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1058026

Re: China Military Watch

Here's the image showing the two nozzles. I saw this version on Key Publishing, but believe I've also seen it (or a variant) on CDF.

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I don't think the difference shown here could be attributed to sun or camera settings.
by heech
07 Jan 2011 03:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1058026

Re: China Military Watch

And how do you think Anti satellite missile would be looked at or ASBM for that matter. Are you naive or you want to look naive? I mean if you would never have a faceup between the J-20/F-35/PAKFA, then why build up such weaponry, You can sit pretty on the Su-27 rip-offs!!! Anti-satellite and ASBM ...
by heech
07 Jan 2011 03:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1058026

Re: China Military Watch

Why can't people take a simple view at things. It is a painted prototype. You are right. A government-run media can't show an unpainted plain on national screen. It is as simple as that. It is using some tested engine (most probably a Al-31) as an interim till WS-10/15 comes up. There is nothing wr...
by heech
07 Jan 2011 02:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1058026

Re: China Military Watch

Just wanted to add another comment... the exact capabilities of the J-20 vis-a-vis F-22/F-35 is interesting, but ultimately probably not that important. The odds of them actually facing off in combat is slim. The strategic importance here, is that with every such upgrade (J-20/ASBM), Beijing grows m...
by heech
07 Jan 2011 02:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1058026

Re: China Military Watch

An observation on the J-20. It looks like the plane is making taxi runs and undergoing initial cheks. Normally, (Tejas, JSF, Pak-Fa) when such tests are done, the plane never come out in their final colour schemes. We have seen others in their green and yellow primers. Is there any reason why J-20 ...
by heech
26 Nov 2010 02:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 558166

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

You know what *is* an orange-to-orange comparison: California's attempt to launch a high-speed rail system going from San Jose to Los Angeles. Speaking of white elephants... that effort *will* more likely than not become a ridiculous failure. A bit of a tangent, but relevant: http://www.sfgate.com/...
by heech
25 Nov 2010 01:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 558166

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

No sir. NYC with a 100+ year old system, largely fully depreciated and with nearly the entire population using it, prices it's 30 day tickets at around $45 or so (sticker price 89, but after discount you get it for 45) . Now you are telling me that a system with far less density than the NYC subway...
by heech
24 Nov 2010 03:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 558166

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

I could fly between San Jose and LA for around $50/60 and at times for as low as $30.. a distance of around 400 miles /700 +- odd kms in around 45mins. And that $50 included all costs paid and enough left over for SW Airlines to earn a very very respectable return!. I thought I already replied to t...
by heech
24 Nov 2010 03:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 558166

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

How did the 2nd year of operation go for the Beijing/Tianjin line...? Through October 2010? I will answer my own question. And just to re-iterate, this is a "city-scale train system"... 40 minutes to go from terminal/terminal, Beijing/Tianjin. http://money.163.com/10/0918/01/6GQUMMG100254...
by heech
24 Nov 2010 03:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 558166

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

Let's take a look of Beijing-Tianjin HSR, 114km long, 350km/h, a part of Beijing-Shanghai HSR. Total investment ¥20.24 b, half of them are loan. Opened in Oct.1 2008, by Sept.30 2009, this HSR: passenger 18.7 m revenue ¥1.1 b expenditure ¥1.8 b (interest ¥0.6 b, depreciation ¥0.5 b, electricity bil...
by heech
24 Nov 2010 03:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 558166

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

As somebody mentioned before, the point of the high speed rail system is to make it a DAILY commute for literally tens of millions of people who live 50-100+kms away from major metropolitan areas like Shanghai You are confused between a city/suburban metro and a intercity /long distance high speed ...
by heech
23 Nov 2010 05:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 558166

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

Interest alone is now $6 Billion every year and set to rise shortly to $15 Billion a year once just the chunks under construction are done. China has about 2 Billion passengers a year. So if about 1/4 of the traffic is moved to HSR every single ticket sold will need to set aside $30 per trip for in...
by heech
06 Nov 2010 03:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 558166

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

A little dated but still fascinating to watch. Where do they get the money for this sort of fantasy construction. It baffles one. The good news is that we have an easy proxy for monitoring who's right about China. Keep your eyes open on returns frm Hugh Hendry's Eclectica fund (pictured in your You...
by heech
13 Apr 2010 05:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 558166

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

Understood, Katare. :) I personally think the driving situation in China is horrible, horrible, horrible. They are of course improving the roads as well, but I think it will ultimately be a losing battle. The "quality" of driving will just continue to drop. Mass transit is the only solutio...
by heech
12 Apr 2010 21:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 558166

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

At such a high base these kind of growth figures are nothing short of scarily astonishing...... Pre global financial meltdown, No one, absolutely no one forecasted that China would overtake US as largest auto market as early as 2009. The growth is simply amazing, no wonder so many people have hard ...
by heech
11 Mar 2010 05:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 558166

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

Then why hasn't the consumption of oil gone up? Naturally you would see a correlation of sales of car with consumption of oil which we aren't seeing in China. http://in.reuters.com/article/oilRpt/idINTOE62907G20100310 BEIJING, March 10 (Reuters) - Copper and oil were in surprisingly strong demand i...
by heech
27 Feb 2010 05:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 558166

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

x - posting Going back to PRC economic miracle here the PRC president is hoping that PRC GDP will quadruple to $4 T by 2020 while PRC crossed that number in 3 years. The article is dated 2005 and the GDP data for that year is ~2.2 T. So is the PRC president deliberately understating the GDP or are ...
by heech
10 Feb 2010 00:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 558166

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

One point which the otherwise informative FT article misses is financing. Unless all those folks who are buying high end condos as investment and keeping them empty are doing so with cash down, then what about the servicing of the loans? First off, let me say that I agree there's absolutely a prici...
by heech
28 Jan 2010 22:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 558166

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

Interesting that you think the "odds are in my favor", after all the skepticism aimed at Chinese development. I guess your skepticism of Indian development is even harsher. How about, I pay $10 to BR if you win, and you pay $10 to China-Defense if I win: http://www.china-defense.com/smf/ I...
by heech
27 Jan 2010 00:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 558166

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

The similarities between China today and Japan in the 1980s may look ominous. But China’s boom is unlikely to give way to prolonged slump Ah ! Good. So wrdos, as a good Chinese, you surely must be a betting man. Let us see you put your money where you mouth is! Put a bet.. How about even a token am...
by heech
18 Apr 2008 02:17
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tibet Watch- 2008-Part 6
Replies: 348
Views: 61262

The only aspect of China's rise that affects these protests is the fact that it provides greater publicity for them. The *reason* for the protests themselves lie elsewhere, in China's sorry record in Tibet, and elsewhere. If China's present stature serves to amplify the scale of protests, that is C...
by heech
18 Apr 2008 00:41
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tibet Watch- 2008-Part 6
Replies: 348
Views: 61262

As for heech's suggestion that the protests against China suggesting its arrival on the big stage, well that's rather laughable. Both the Tokyo 1964 and Seoul 1988 Olympics heralded the economic rise of those countries, yet faced no such issues. Tokyo 1964 remains *the* standard of a breakout Olymp...
by heech
07 Dec 2002 00:18
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War
Replies: 224
Views: 56208

Re: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War

Originally posted by Daulat: yes i know that, they were there from the dawn of time when man first tamed the horse. Uh, no. Like I said, the Turkic Uyghurs arrived in the 9th century from an area to the Northeast, approximately the cross section of Manchuria, Siberia, and outer Mongolia. Much of th...
by heech
05 Dec 2002 23:28
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War
Replies: 224
Views: 56208

Re: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War

Whoops. Taking my reply over to the new thread.
by heech
05 Dec 2002 23:26
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War
Replies: 224
Views: 56208

Re: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War

Are we not off target again? Originally posted by Daulat: indeed? in that case how do you explain the annexation of Xinkiang from the Turkic tribes who lived there in the Manchu period (if i recall correctly)? were they not hunted down and 'pacified' similarly to the native americans in the great st...
by heech
05 Dec 2002 05:19
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War
Replies: 224
Views: 56208

Re: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War

Originally posted by Pathmarajah: suzerainity/autonomy/sovereignity I see you are not familiar with diplomatese language. Example: China has sovereignity over Taiwan and suzerainity over Tibet, in much the same way the British had suzerainity over Hong Hong till 1997. Your rather pompous claims to ...
by heech
05 Dec 2002 05:13
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War
Replies: 224
Views: 56208

Re: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War

Originally posted by VikramS: I do appreciate your efforts to explain the situation, but the your logic is severly flawed. I do not understand why people who no longer lives in China (and hence is free to think and express freely) has to cling to these lies.[/QB] Your logic is equally flawed. Based...
by heech
05 Dec 2002 05:01
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War
Replies: 224
Views: 56208

Re: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War

Originally posted by chalukya: Mr Chen: There are still a lot of irregularities and misconceptions in your last few postings. For example I quote again from www.tibet.com Tibet is comprised of the three provinces of Amdo (now split by China into the provinces of Qinghai, Gansu & Sichuan), Kham ...
by heech
05 Dec 2002 04:47
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War
Replies: 224
Views: 56208

Re: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War

Originally posted by Manavendra: If this stuff is banned, it raises the question: what harm could the picture of a man do to the Mighty Chinese state? After all as you say, it is an ancient and enlightened culture, at peace with its neighbors and with citizenry that is very happy and contented. The...

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