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Chinese media says China’s hypersonic missiles can neutralise America’s ICBMs

US HGV launching site after explosion of the test HGV

US HGV launching site after explosion of the test HGV

The following is based on a translation from Chinese media:

The May issue of Canada’s “Kanwa Defense Review” says in its report that China is developing a hypersonic flying vehicle, which is also called the glide missile system.

In November 2014, [unspecified] Russian media [reportedly] published an article stating that China tested a hypersonic gliding vehicle (HGV) on January 9, 2014 and again in August 2014. However, there have been signs that the second test was a failure.

A Pentagon official [reportedly] said that China has conducted at least two tests of the HGV that is able to fly at Mach 10 and penetrate all US missile defence systems in service.

The Pentagon has [reportedly] given China’s HGV the codename WU-14

The US has also been developing similar HGV. Global times published in its report 15 photos of the explosion of a US HGV in a failed test.

The article says that China is now carrying on the development of its HGV, mainly targeting the global national missile defence system that the US has established, as the Chinese system may neutralise traditional ICBMs.

It says that China’s HGV will carry conventional warheads, and that there will be a precision terminal guidance device to ensure an accurate hit.

In that case, the HGV will become a “conventional ICBM.” China is developing such terminal guidance devices.

Contributed by Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements

Source: Global Times – “Foreign magazine reveals the secret of China’s hypersonic weapon: carrying no nuclear warhead, targeting US” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)


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Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee


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