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China - and the dangerous drift to war in Asia

Are you suggesting that he's going about the world stealing IP? Why, why, that's reprehensible! The world must act and put a stop to this!
I bet he's sneezed on a bus, too!
 

john_singh

Old-Salt
Xinjiang’s System of Militarized Vocational Training Comes to Tibet

 
In an official video released over the weekend, China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force appears to show H-6 strategic bombers taking part in a simulated attack on the U.S. Air Force’s Andersen Air Force Base on Guam.

China/CCP has been steadily unmasking its intentions of achieving global superpower superiority through conflict with the USA.

Its global manipulations of ‘bought’ influence, its planted 5th column, and its cyber army of 50c pedlars of its benign intent surround the world all pushing the idea of a benign and all beneficial state.

The CCP has been infiltrating societies around the globe in its push for dominance, its mouthpieces here on this Forum assisting is toutingthis picture of a benevolent society.

Recent events, the rising tensions, the aggressive messages being sent to various countries round the world by the CCP are unfortunately giving the lie to the Kool Aid being peddled by the minions here who have been both consistent and diligent in excusing, producing reasons for, and generally peering out of the rectum of the CCP...as a study of their past posts easily reveals

Just a general observation.

An interesting article on china’s paths.

Not helped by the division in the US with the coming election.

I personally do not believe Biden or the Democrats will stand up to China as has been done under the present Administration. More likely to be another Obama like relaxation of the economic bowels bowels to Iran, that allowed them the funds to create yet more chaos and terror. A placation of China and resumption of the status quo, which they happily took advantage of.
 
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Because they've never before held Taiwan and the Chinese Mainland to be parts of the same country.
 
The upcoming election would be a point of opportunity for China to realise ‘unification’ / ‘invasion' should it seem that Biden will win.

The unseating of a confrontational administration in the US.

The general disorganisation accompanying a change of administration in the US.

The latest weapons package to Taiwan undelivered, it message of defiance to the mainland now loud and clear, and relative strengths that can only swing to a stronger Taiwan in the future if the package is approved and delivered.

The general global economic disaster that China prepared for, has a war chest, and a military ready and primed to go, while its opponents are all trying desperately to prop up devastated economies.

The response from a Biden led Democratic party??? But unlikely to be as robust as the present team.

One might almost believe that this is part of a plan.
 
One might almost believe that this is part of a plan.
Only if one were a tad unhinged and had the reasoning skills of playdough.
 
Perhaps a fortunate happenstance.

Like the bus full of nurses crashing into the lorry carrying beer and the Indian takeaway van.

Outside your chalet.

Which is about to be snowed in

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The upcoming election would be a point of opportunity for China to realise ‘unification’ / ‘invasion' should it seem that Biden will win.

The unseating of a confrontational administration in the US.

The general disorganisation accompanying a change of administration in the US.

The latest weapons package to Taiwan undelivered, it message of defiance to the mainland now loud and clear, and relative strengths that can only swing to a stronger Taiwan in the future if the package is approved and delivered.

The general global economic disaster that China prepared for, has a war chest, and a military ready and primed to go, while its opponents are all trying desperately to prop up devastated economies.

The response from a Biden led Democratic party??? But unlikely to be as robust as the present team.

One might almost believe that this is part of a plan.
All of the above situations will equally apply in the present new situation posed by The US President contracting COVID.

The potential, and actual disruption in the US chain of command, has accelerated the possible timeline for such a 're-unification’.

One that China has recently been declaring could be envisaged ‘with loss of life’, as opposed to their previous ‘peaceful’ process which has not been working.

It can be expected that the US military may well be moved on to a high alert in the present circumstances.

Hardly the more pleasing scenario posed by Hogstable in the previous post, which poses a far happier outcome.

A saving grace could be that:

1) Taiwan has just been put on full alert by recent CCP military exercises and incursions over the median line ADIZ boundary, that has until recently served as an established entity, but only recently been discounted by China.

2) China would take fairly serious casualties in any attempted invasion, with Taiwan far more of ‘poison pill’ than Hong Kong, and, its recent behaviour will not have won it any Global brownie points. China has indeed built a massive military machine, it remains however an untested one.

Interesting times.
 
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philc

LE
On Twater, so pinch of salt

China just shot down an Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30
 
Tensions with India certainly have been high recently.

Word has been emerging that Chinese casualties in the recent hand to hand face off were higher that the Indian losses.

That will not have gone down well with a race that puts emphasis on ‘face’.
 
On Twater, so pinch of salt

China just shot down an Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30

If so the effluents really hit the fan now
 
If so the effluents really hit the fan now

Considering that the alleged event occurred more than 12 hours ago and there's nothing on any news feed, perhaps not. With the speed that claim and counter-claim appeared during last year's spat between India and Pakistan, I'd say this is another bit of twatter bollox.
 

nanayon

Clanker
RIMPAC 2020

200821-N-NO842-3002 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 21, 2020) Multinational navy ships and a submarine steam in formation during a group sail off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020, August 21. “Like-minded nations come together in RIMPAC in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific where all nations enjoy unfettered access to the seas and airways in accordance with international law and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) upon which all nations’ economies depend,” said Adm. John C. Aquilino, Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet. Ten nations, 22 ships, 1 submarine, and more than 5,300 personnel are participating in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) from August 17 to 31 at sea in the waters surrounding Hawaii. RIMPAC is a biennial exercise designed to foster and sustain cooperative relationships, critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. The exercise is a unique training platform designed to enhance interoperability and strategic maritime partnerships. RIMPAC 2020 is the 27th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (Royal Canadian Navy photo by MS Dan Bard)
RIMPAC 2020

More images from the exercise.





RIMPAC 2020
US Navy USS Chung-Hoon Weapons Exercise During RIMPAC 2020
HMCS Regina RIMPAC 2020
RIMPAC 2020
RIMPAC 2020




HMS Argyll of the British Royal Navy conducted joint-training with JS Oonami in the north western part of the Arabian Sea on August 29th.

https://www.mod.go.jp/js/Press/press2020/press_pdf/p20200831_01.pdf




Exercise Pacific Vanguard was carried out by USS Berry, a US submarine, USNS John Erickson, American MPAs, HMAS Arunta, HMAS Stuart, ROKS Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin, ROKS Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong, JS Ise, and JS Ashigara on September 12th and September 13th in the waters around Guam.

https://www.navy.mil/Press-Office/N...ied-forces-conduct-exercise-pacific-vanguard/
https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/202009/20200912.pdf




Japan and India complete “Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement” on September 9th.
https://thediplomat.com/2020/09/india-and-japan-sign-military-logistics-agreement-for-all-to-see/




JS Kaga and JS Ikazuchi will carry out Indo-Pacific training into the Indian Ocean from September 7th to October 17th. A Japanese submarine was dispatched to join the two ships in the Indo-Pacific training.
https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/202009/20200901-2.pdf
https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/202009/20200915.pdf



HMAS Hobart and HMAS Sirius conducted joint-training with JS Kaga and JS Ikazuchi in the South China Sea from September 13th to the 17th.


https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/202009/20200918.pdf




JS Kaga and JS Ikazuchi conducted Exercise JIMEX with INS Chennei, INS Tarkash, and INS Deepak of the Indian Navy in the northern Arabian Sea from September 26th to September 28th.


https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/202009/20200925-2.pdf
https://www.thehindu.com/news/inter...s-in-northern-arabian-sea/article32708591.ece
 
Another interesting development with regard to the S China sea and present escalation in tensions. Launching complete pallets of long range stealth cruise missiles from cargo planes.

China has developed and expanded its Navy and its long range anti-carrier missiles. To counter this the US is now focussing on saturation stealth cruise missiles, mass dropped from over 1000 miles away.

Cruise missiles can be launched from ships, and submarines in the S China sea, but when carried en masse to delivery points by air, it is potentially a more flexible, rapid, and larger offensive first strike, or, response to any aggressive move by China.

It could be an interesting self defence move for Taiwan.

Mass firepower in a box, delivered by non-traditional delivery platforms in future conflict increases the range of execution options against peer adversaries.

Long range transport aircraft, able to air drop, multiple, independent long range stealthy highly accurate munitions from outside of a threat area, brings a whole new perspective to traditional battlefield tactics.

One that leaves those that copy, a tad behind the 8 ball playing catch-up, in the development of viable tested systems.
 

nanayon

Clanker
Another interesting development with regard to the S China sea and present escalation in tensions. Launching complete pallets of long range stealth cruise missiles from cargo planes.

China has developed and expanded its Navy and its long range anti-carrier missiles. To counter this the US is now focussing on saturation stealth cruise missiles, mass dropped from over 1000 miles away.

Cruise missiles can be launched from ships, and submarines in the S China sea, but when carried en masse to delivery points by air, it is potentially a more flexible, rapid, and larger offensive first strike, or, response to any aggressive move by China.

It could be an interesting self defence move for Taiwan.

Mass firepower in a box, delivered by non-traditional delivery platforms in future conflict increases the range of execution options against peer adversaries.

Long range transport aircraft, able to air drop, multiple, independent long range stealthy highly accurate munitions from outside of a threat area, brings a whole new perspective to traditional battlefield tactics.

One that leaves those that copy, a tad behind the 8 ball playing catch-up, in the development of viable tested systems.

Increasing the means of sending on cruise missiles adds to the complexity of trying to analyze and counter possibilities. It would also help make up for an aging bomber fleet.
 
It would seem that the UK, in step with the US, is reacting to the ramping up by China’s belligerence in the S China Sea.

General Carleton-Smith has been reported as saying that Britain is keen to strengthen military ties with countries such as India, Japan and South Korea in response China's increasingly aggressive foreign policies and attempts to exert its influence on smaller, neighbouring states.

He said a more persistent British presence in the region will “change narratives, provide reassurance to allies and deterrence for adversaries” and will give the UK more strategic choice and influence.

North East Scotland MP Andrew Bowie has joined the growing number of voices calling for the Royal Navy to show its strength in the South China Sea by increasing its presence in the region.

 
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