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China says its home-grown large aircraft are a new driving force for China’s manufacturing sector

Nose part of China’s AG600 amphibious aircraft

Nose part of China’s AG600 amphibious aircraft

Chinese government’s primetime TV news CCTV  yesterday gave first place to its report on China’s three new large aircraft.

It said that China’s efforts in developing large aircraft have reached the harvesting stage.

General assembly of China’s AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, began yesterday and construction of China’s C919 airliner will begin soon.

China’s large military transport aircraft, the Y-20, has undergone various difficult test flights under very demanding weather and geographical conditions for two years and is expected to be delivered soon.

With a takeoff load of 50 tons, the AG600 is larger than the amphibious aircraft of Russia and Japan, the only two countries in the world that produce such aircraft.

It is a powerful vehicle for fighting forest fires and marine rescue. It can take 12 tons of water in 12 seconds and let down all the water on a fire in 4 seconds.

For marine rescue, it can land on the water near the area of an accident to send lifeboats to take 50 victims onto it.

As it cruises at a speed of 480 km/hour and has a range of 5,000 km, it is able to conduct rescue mission at James Shoal, China’s remotest reef in the South China Sea, within 5 hours.

The large amphibious aircraft is developed primarily for rescuing Chinese naval crews in case of war.

The report stresses the tremendous driving force of the large aircraft industry for China’s economy, as the innovation and creation in the aviation industry will bring along 16 times of the innovation and creation in other industries. That will give rise to an industry of the scale of US$16 billion.

The report continues that the world should not fail to notice China’s tremendous efforts in developing three types of large aircraft at the same time.

The unnamed person in charge of developing large aircraft said that China is capable of developing a new type of large aircraft in 8 to 10 years, just like developed Western countries.

At the end the report, Chinese President Xi Jinping is quoted as saying, “We must have our own large aircraft.”

Contributed by “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” – Author of “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” and “Space Era Strategy” – Also English/Chinese translation service

Source: CCTV –  “China-made large aircrafts, new driving force for China’s manufacturing industries” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)


About chankaiyee2

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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