China’s goal is to overtake the US as the world’s superpower and dominate the world economy. And more
Chang’s comments follow a recent Pentagon report suggesting that China is planning to double its stockpile of nuclear warheads in this decade — including those designed for ballistic missiles and that can reach the U.S. The report adds a time clock to Trump’s decision, Chang said.
“[President] Xi Jinping has been talking increasingly about this notion that China has a mandate of heaven to rule the world,” Chang explained. “They [believe that they] not only have the right to do it, they have the obligation to do it.
He’s become very specific about this in public and so have his officials, which means that they are trying to change the international system, not to compete within it,” Chang said.
Chang has been screaming about the threat from China for a long time.
It’s so grave that former Google CEO Eric Schmidt issued a warning
The group called the China Strategy Group published a memo obtained by Axios that proposes a number of “urgent policy solutions” that “position the United States to out-compete China” without inciting more tension or conflict.
“America’s technological leadership is fundamental to its security, prosperity, and democratic way of life,” the group wrote in their introduction. “But this vital advantage is now at risk, with China surging to overtake the United States in critical areas.”
One of the vehicles used in China’s drive to stomp the US is the theft of Intellectual Property
There are no exact statistics on trade secret theft ranked by nation, but China remains the world’s principal IP infringer across all types of IP theft, according to a spokesman for the IP Commission, which estimates up $600 billion annually in cost to the U.S. economy from these actions. The IP commission noted that Chinese citizens are prosecuted most frequently in U.S. courts for trade secret theft.
1 in 5 corporations claim that China has stolen IP from them.
Possibly the worst of it is the theft of military secrets. This is the new Chinese stealth fighter:
If it looks familiar, it should
Yes, it’s a ripoff of the US F 35. Ever wonder how that happened? This is how.
China obtained more than 50 terabytes of data from U.S. defense and government networks, notably the Joint Strike Fighter’s stealth radar and engine secrets, through cyber espionage, according to newly disclosed National Security Agency documents.
A NSA briefing slide labeled “Top Secret” and headlined “Chinese Exfiltrate Sensitive Military Data,” states that the Chinese have stolen a massive amount of data from U.S. government and private contractors.
The document was made public by the German magazine Der Spiegel in a two articles detailing how NSA in the mid-2000s was capable of conducting global cyber intelligence-gathering by tapping into the networks of foreign intelligence services and stealing the data they were collecting from others.
The unique capability of spying on the spies was described in a series of documents that were stolen in 2013 by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, currently a fugitive in Russia.
More about that here.
Now China has a new long range stealth bomber. That shape look familiar?
It ought to
The H-20’s specifications include a range of 8,000 kilometers without a refueling session and a weapons bay that can carry more than 10 tons of munitions, including thermonuclear weapons.
Down the line, the H-20 should expand its operational range to 12,000 kilometers and hoist 20 tons of payload, aviation analyst Fu Qianshao said in comments to the Global Times in April.
Last November, Asia Times reported that Beijing would like for the H-20 to be able to fly up and down the US’ West Coast and be able to deliver conventional or nuclear strikes on US targets.
Some believe China can incapacitate America right now
Last week, the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security issued a scary report on China’s ability to conduct an Electromagnetic Pulse attack on the United States. The key takeaway, according to Dr. Peter Pry, executive director of the task force, is that China now has super-EMP weapons, knows how to protect itself against an EMP attack, and has developed protocols to conduct a first-strike attack, even as they deny they would ever do so.
According to the Center for Strategic International Studies, China has the most active ballistic missile development program in the world, so this is doubly troubling. China used stolen U.S. technology to develop at least three types of high-tech weapons to attack the electric grid and key technologies that could cause a surprise “Pearl Harbor” attack that could produce a deadly blackout to the entire country.
Dr. Pry outlines how China has built a network of satellites, high-speed missiles, and super-electromagnetic pulse weapons that could melt down our electric grid, fry critical communications, and even takeout the ability of our aircraft carrier groups to respond.
This is atrocious, but Joe Biden has a plan to deal with this- badly. It’s called “Strategic Patience”
President Biden has been part of the problem in Washington for a half-century. Yet, apparently, he just discovered China.
“We want to approach this with some strategic patience,” White House flak Jen Psaki cautiously explained this week when asked about the president’s approach to the world’s most populous country whose communist government is hellbent on destroying America.
“Strategic patience” is diplo-speak for “do nothing,” “ignore problem” and “pretend does not exist and hope goes away.”
“Strategic patience” is usually followed by “need to learn to speak Chinese!”
In the White House press briefing room, Ms. Psaki went on to say that Mr. Biden needs to “conduct reviews internally, through our interagency …” she trailed off. Then she apologized for not drinking enough coffee that might have helped her more enthusiastically convey Mr. Biden’s sleepy strategy of “strategic patience.”
As Hurt observes, Biden is the problem
And here is the problem. While Mr. Biden and Ms. Psaki and America enter this new period of “strategic” hibernation, China is on the march.
This is nothing new. They have been on the march pretty much the entire time Mr. Biden has been part of the problem in Washington.
Even more amazing is that Mr. Biden wasn’t just part of the problem when it came to foreign policy. He was THE WHOLE problem.
Much of Mr. Biden’s career, he was heralded as the greatest foreign policy expert Washington could come up with. Every war, every global failure and every foreign policy disaster of the past 50 years has Mr. Biden’s fingerprints somewhere on it.
This looming disaster is far worse than any of his others. I hope the Biden family financial score was worth it.