In another move to consolidate their economic power, China is cutting rare earth exports by 10% and will impose a higher export tariff on raw materials. And in order to end interference from the dominate power from the last century they are moving ahead with military hardware programs years ahead of outside estimates.
According to Admiral Robert Willard, the top US commander in the Pacific, the Dongfeng 21 D missile is now operational. This land-based missile system is designed to track and target aircraft carrier groups with the help of satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles and over-the-horizon radar. Aircraft carriers and their accompanying ships are completely defenseless against this type of hypersonic attack.
The missile itself is not a huge leap forward but it is the super computers that direct them that make them so deadly. It’s no coincidence that China now has the most powerful computers in the world. This kind of system is able to input high volumes of data from multiple sources making any attempt to silence the system fruitless.
To further frustrate aggressors this level of computing power renders stealth aircraft obsolete as it is not necessary to paint the target with radar but simply observe the hole in background EM radiation that the stealth technology creates.
To project their power still further into the world, China is now building its own aircraft carriers to add to a mushrooming fleet of ships and submarines. This allows China to provide military protection to its trading partners like perhaps Venezuela and Iran who have been getting nominal protection from Russia.
Rather than just strip mining the third world China has been building infrastructure and improving the economies of their trading partners like no empire since the Romans. The Romans built aqueducts and roads in conquered lands, China is building steel mills and high-speed rail lines in countries like Brazil.
As America fades away under the weight of Reaganomics, the world has a new dominate force and it’s time to learn to adapt. Practice saying, “wǒ búhuì shuō zhōngwén” which means, “I can’t speak Chinese“. www.prairie2.com