Category Archives: Military 军事

2019: DARPA Management Mechanism Characteristics and Intelligent Development: Lessons for China’s Military S&T III

The translation below is a translation from a foreign periodical into Chinese that I have translated into English. China also translates vast quantities of U.S. Department of Defense publications. Why re-invent the wheel? Some Comments on Translations in China Foreign … Continue reading

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2018: DARPA Disruptive Technology: Lessons for China’s Military S&T I

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has admirers in China and many other countries worldwide for its R&D work on innovative technological work that has been transforming modern warfare. Here is how the DARPA website characterizes its work: … Continue reading

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Behind PRC Vaccine Import Reluctance: Bioweapon Anxiety?

One of the most striking aspects of the global vaccine response to COVID (once on stops to wonder at it) is how compartmented it is. Why Do Vaccine Blocs Resemble Military Blocs? The vaccine bloc picture resembles George Orwell’s novel … Continue reading

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2022: Dagens Nyheter: PRC, Not Pelosi is Being Provocative

This editorial appeared in Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter on August 3, 2022. It is followed by a Google Translate machine translation of the Swedish Chinese affairs website article New Chinese military exercises around Taiwan after Pelosi’s visit [Nya kinesiska militärövningar runt … Continue reading

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2020: Lake Baikal Region: Russian Weak Point and Menace to China

Although Russia and China announced a friendship with “no limits” some articles in the Chinese press point to China’s difficult history with Russia and urge caution. An earlier article translated here brought up Russian Empire territorial gains at Qing Dynasty … Continue reading

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2022 Wang Xiaodong: Will the Wagner Group, Long Involved in Africa, Affect China’s Interests There?

A Suble Warning: Watch Out for Nazis Running Amok in Russia Here a well-known Chinese nationalist writer warns about the growing influence of Nazi ideology in Russia. He does it in a fairly subtle way, a way that Chinese writers … Continue reading

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2022: PLA Guidelines on Military Operations Other Than War

The Chinese military in mid June announced that is now has guidelines for Chinese military operations other than war. The text of those guidelines is not (yet?) available. PRC Ministry of Defense Press Conference on The Military’s Outline of Military … Continue reading

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2022: Russians Chasing Supposed Chinese Spies

Some Russian commentators on some less cheerful aspects of the “relationship without limits”. Even Putin has hard nationalist critics although I would have thought after Putin took Crimea they would have given him a pass. Last year some Russian nationalists … Continue reading

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2022: PRC Researcher on Next Generation U.S. Early Warning Satellites

This Chinese article published in the PRC open journal Modern Defense Technology [ 现代防御技术], evaluates U.S. progress in developing next generation early warning satellites illustrates open source collection, provides an overview of military space high tech field and gives some indication … Continue reading

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PRC Defense: Starlink Countermeasures

The article translated below from the PRC journal Modern Defense Technology “The Development Status of Starlink and Its Countermeasures” discusses countering a military threat — more precisely military threats enabled by much faster communications — and what capabilities China would … Continue reading

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