Can't comment on the Laser, But I would lay money on a attempt by themQuestion: does china intend to put lasers on big planes like us did? Also are there in china programs for developing electromagnetic spectrum weapons like haarp or something?
as To HAARP, for Goodness sake! HAARP IS NOT A WEAPON or a weather Machine or Zombie machine or mind control or a ASAT system or a pole Flipping device or a way of getting Free Alien Porn... well maybe on the last one.
It's R&D for GPS, Atmospheric mapping and general research run with the DOD but also the University of Alaska.