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    US cannot accept China military power: state media

    US cannot accept China military power: state media

    China will eventually have a military powerful enough to compete with the United States, state media said Friday ahead of the visit of US Defence Secretary Robert Gates.

    The claim in a newspaper editorial followed reports that China had completed a prototype of a stealth fighter and after a top US military official said Beijing was stepping up efforts to deploy a "carrier-killer" missile system.

    "Whether the reported new weapons are true or not, in the long run, China will own first-class weapons that are capable of competing with the US war machine," said the Global Times, known for its nationalist tone........

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    will eventually have a military powerful enough to compete with the United States, state media said Friday ahead of the visit of US Defence Secretary Robert Gates.

    The claim in a newspaper editorial followed reports that China had completed a prototype of a stealth fighter and after a top US military official said Beijing was stepping up efforts to deploy a "carrier-killer" missile system.

    "Whether the reported new weapons are true or not, in the long run, China will own first-class weapons that are capable of competing with the US war machine," said the Global Times, known for its nationalist tone.

    Gates arrives in China on Sunday to smooth over tense defence relations between the two countries -- one year after Beijing cut military ties with Washington in protest against US arms sales to rival Taiwan.

    "Apparently, the US is not ready to treat China as a major power. They cannot accept the fact that China will sooner or later possess a first-class military," the editorial said.

    "They are too used to the old power structure, in which China and other developing countries have long been treated unfairly."

    US military analysts have warned China is developing an anti-ship ballistic missile -- a new version of its Dongfeng 21 missile -- that could pierce the defences of even the most sturdy US naval vessels and has a range far beyond Chinese waters.

    Whereas Gates's Chinese counterpart Liang Guanglie has said that China will push forward with modernisation of its military thanks to a booming economy, the United States is facing major cuts.

    Citing "dire" fiscal pressures, Gates on Thursday proposed deeper cuts than planned in US military programmes, scaling back ground forces for the first time since the 1990s.
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    China is a surging economic and a military power.

    It is continually improving its military machine and have indeed been able to make real hi tech weaponry as is mentioned in the paper.

    While the US is cutting down on its defence budget, China is increasing.

    One wonders how far is the Global Times editorial correct that the US is "too used to the old power structure, in which China and other developing countries have long been treated unfairly."

    Is it feasible that China will overtake the US?


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    Well...we've long-since lost the population race to both China and India. A poor third I believe.
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    Yes we have, that was never really a contest though. The real question is if the US will stay ahead technologically to make up for those numbers.

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    Bad Kharma Reply

    We might be losing that edge too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by S-2 View Post
    We might be losing that edge too...
    Good point, one has only to look toward media trends in the US to see it's downfall.

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    Dude, it is the Global Times!!

    It is like saying PuffPo and Washington times speaks for the US government. Seriously China watchers read the PLA daily or Xinhua.
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    It is like saying PuffPo and Washington times speaks for the US government.
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    I do her (with my eyes closed of course)
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    GT is a semi official mouthpiece of the CPC isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S-2 View Post
    Well...we've long-since lost the population race to both China and India. A poor third I believe.
    What about sheer mass? I bet the combined weight of Americans is more than the combined weight of Chinese.
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    GT is two sides of the same coin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnut View Post
    What about sheer mass? I bet the combined weight of Americans is more than the combined weight of Chinese.
    1 American = 5 Chinese? That's not possible.

    But the total BODY FAT of the Americans is heavier than the next 10 countries combined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnut View Post
    What about sheer mass? I bet the combined weight of Americans is more than the combined weight of Chinese.
    The Chinese are catching up to the US, but they still have a long way to go for beating Americans with body fat.

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    "What about sheer mass?"

    Throwweight in the parlance of strategic deterrance...
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    Global Times (simplified Chinese: 环球时报; traditional Chinese: 環球時報; pinyin: Huánqiú Shíbào) is a daily Chinese newspaper produced under the auspices of the official Chinese Communist Party newspaper, the People's Daily.


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