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China announces strategically important Kra Isthmus Canal in Thailand

Kra Isthmus Canal

Kra Isthmus Canal

The following is based on a translation from Chinese media:

A memorandum of cooperation among various enterprises on the construction of Kra Canal in Thailand has been signed in Guangzhou China.

The canal, located at Kra Isthmus, will enable ships to bypass the Malacca Strait so as to shorten their voyage by 1,200 km.

It is an important project of China’s 21st century maritime Silk Road.

The canal will be 102 km long, 400 meters wide and 25 meters deep.

China says it will provide great economic gains for the countries that have to go through the Malacca Strait for their trade with the Middle East and Europe.

Canal planners say that, strategically, it is very important for China to get an alternative route for its energy and trade security, as India has control of the Malacca Strait.

China is also planning a road and rail route through Pakistan, also as an alternative for Middle East trade passing through the Malacca Strait.

Contributed by Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements

Source: Sky News “Kra Canal with great strategic importance begins construction” (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 The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that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


11 thoughts on “China announces strategically important Kra Isthmus Canal in Thailand

  1. Reblogged this on Cuisine Thaïlande.


    Posted by tilopa2 | May 18, 2015, 8:37 pm
  2. Great News.
    Finally Thailand (China’s shorter brother) receives its natural division. All that’s left now is to move all yellows south of the canal.
    Then Thailand gets a chance to join civilization.


    Posted by Mary | May 20, 2015, 7:56 am
  3. If Kra canal were to materalised, it is important that China secured a long lease of a port along that canal on the side of Indian Ocean as a transit and logistic hub for her maritime shipping to be plying across the whole Indian Ocean to reach Djibouti for another stop before entering to Mediterranean Sea.


    Posted by Joseph Tan | May 21, 2015, 9:51 pm
  4. Reblogged this on Dr Alf's Blog and commented:
    This is an interesting read. Personally, I worry about the environmental implications. The Malacca Strait is a dustbin for sea traffic which ends up polluting the beaches of Western Malaysia. Will the Kra Isthmus Canal pollute some of Thailand’s world-famous beaches?


    Posted by dralfoldman | June 15, 2015, 12:08 pm


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