China's strategic vulnerabilities


Crang

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Gordon Chang made a ton of money for bashing China. His audience wanted to hear any bad thing about China and he delivered it.

I only know he wrote one book about it, I'm surprised he didn't write more. There's a lot of money to be made there. But I guess he made money from writing articles.
 

daifo

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I only know he wrote one book about it, I'm surprised he didn't write more. There's a lot of money to be made there. But I guess he made money from writing articles.

He most likely also gets paid making appearances on fox and war mongering think tanks.

On the bright side for the Chinese, is that these profit driven political personalities help get people like gw bush and trump elected while also driving social political polarization.
 

Gatekeeper

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Just a couple of days ago, they were shouting from the top about this visit. Then just two days later, it's cancelled citing cost. Lol. Cost hasn't change. If you could afford it two days ago, you could afford it now!

Something is up, me think.

MOFA regrets Wheeler trip canceled
COOPERATION: Taipei will continue to promote visits by US officials and collaborations on environmental issues with the future US administration, the foreign ministry said
  • Bloomberg and staff writer, with CNA
 

Crang

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Just a couple of days ago, they were shouting from the top about this visit. Then just two days later, it's cancelled citing cost. Lol. Cost hasn't change. If you could afford it two days ago, you could afford it now!

Something is up, me think.

MOFA regrets Wheeler trip canceled
COOPERATION: Taipei will continue to promote visits by US officials and collaborations on environmental issues with the future US administration, the foreign ministry said
  • Bloomberg and staff writer, with CNA
Dog calling for master, master ignores, dog now crying
 

Gatekeeper

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This is why "ordinary people" in the west sees China as a big bad commies wolf. Every day, China is subjected to this kind of BS. It's a good job some, like this German girl sees it for what it is. Alas she is in a minority of 1 out of 100.

So you terrible Chinese eat way too much meat, using up the world's resources. Also there's too many of you taking the oxgene out of the world. Lol.

 

Crang

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This is why "ordinary people" in the west sees China as a big bad commies wolf. Every day, China is subjected to this kind of BS. It's a good job some, like this German girl sees it for what it is. Alas she is in a minority of 1 out of 100.

So you terrible Chinese eat way too much meat, using up the world's resources. Also there's too many of you taking the oxgene out of the world. Lol.

To be fair, there are more Chinese people than white people. When Chinese people eat more meat, white people have to go back to eating human meat like white people have been doing since Neanderthal times
 

Gatekeeper

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Congratulation China for landing on the moon. I know some of you think this should be on the space thread.

But it is on here because even when China did something as harmless and as successful as this. The MSM just can't help themselves trying to make it look sinister by using the word "grab" instead of collect l. Just like it did with all the US missions.

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China Lands on Moon in First Mission to Grab Samples in 40 Years
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Gatekeeper

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A new partnership?

Russia to Supply 100 Helicopter Engines to China
  • Our Bureau
  • 10:43 AM, December 2, 2020
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Russia to Supply 100 Helicopter Engines to China

VK-2500PS-03 engine
Russia’s United Engine Corporation announced today it has signed a contract with China to provide 100 VK-2500PS-03 turboshaft helicopter engines between 2021-22.
 

gelgoog

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This is significant since helicopter engines in the Soviet Union used to be manufactured in Ukraine.

The VK-2500 is the most modern helicopter engine for medium size helicopters the Russians have and it was designed for co-production with Ukraine until the deal fell apart after the Maidan. It has increased performance compared with older Soviet engines. Only recently Russia started production of this family of engines at Klimov. Hence fully in Russia.

I assume China is purchasing this engine for their Mi-8/17 helicopter transports. But the same engine is also used in Russia in the Mi-28 and Ka-52 attack helicopters among others. It is more powerful than the engine used in the Z-10 but less powerful than the engine of the Z-20.
 
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