Frankly speaking,my friend,after reading your comment on the article,i have to tell you the truth about China and its level of military.
Comparing with USA, China lag behind at least 50 years, not only in military, but also in any other fields. Therefore, do not worry about the China.
Chinese people are only interested in how make fast and quick money.Estate is an example. People there only talked about house, becasue it can make big money.
Colleague students could not find the right jobs after graduation.If some of them are lucky enough and find jobs, their salary may be very low and they could only do work without any skill, not to mention technique.
China is accumulating big bulb, and the America is waiting for China's bulb explored, then China will be the Second Janpan.
So my friend i think you are too nervous on China, please take it easy, and forget China which even could not compete with Japan.
Hope if you have chance to visit China, please do not forget to pay much attention on poverty people in China.
Many thanks in advance.
This is completely normal, normal human jealousy, nothing special.
just as you envy your neighbor's cars, houses.
some americans can't accept the fact that they aren't any special anymore and start to bitching.
there was a movie "shanghai kiss" recently, quite close.
The intemperate remarks of our Chinese colleague provide a stark example of what experts on U.S.-China relations (from both countries, not just the U.S.) call "strategic distrust."
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Your information is very good. However, you leave out the other side. I don't think China want to drive US out of Pacific or more precise South China Sea. It is the opposite is true right now. Please read the lips from Ms. Sect or State and our President Obama. Our boats are cutting off the fishing rights for their traditional fishing grounds and give to Philliane and Vietnam. Where the Chinese fishing boats? It was usually in thousands in S China Sea back 10 yrs ago and now can only find a few because our gunboats is clearing them out. As far as their so call latest J20 is a laughter matter. India claim that they can shoot them down if they fly over. Their sub was develeped back in 90's and can only start to test. Besides it is too noisy that our attack sub can locate them from our CA beach.
On the issue of the pace of aerospace technology development in China, it is true that they and India have a long way to go to catch up with the U.S. and Russia in terms of manned systems and Japan and the European Space Agency in robotic systems (few realize just how much the Japanese have accomplished with robotic space systems). With the end of the shuttle program and with few big commercial aircraft development programs on the drawing boards, we have heard but have not been able to confirm that American aerospace engineers are being recruited to work in China. Curious to know if anyone out there has heard this or knows anyone who has been approached by a recruiter (this is "crowd sourcing,” folks...).
It shouldn't be a surprise. People do cross border in millions each year between US and China, and Europe, and Japan, and Taiwan, and elsewhere. And the ratio of EE graduate ratio between China and US is not that much different from that between Chinese and caucacians on UC campus. Genetically chinese in china and chinese in the US are the same. In other words, it's only logical that weapon development, like all other engineering development, theoretically should be faster and cheaper in China than in US.
What's surprising, from my own vantage point, is how SLOW engineering developments, in particular innovative engineering developments, are in China. With the kind of manpower and money, they should move forward much faster.
I could only suggest that it has a lot to do with the dysfunctional inertia of its current government and social system. The same chinese in Taiwan are doing far better and faster.
Another problem we have here in the US is that we really don't know nearly as much about China as the other way around. In Chinese streets even 1st grade pupils could field shockingly rich conversational english sentences and respectable vocabulary. Ask how many college students at Harvard could do the same?