Aerospace has long been an American bulwark. In most years Boeing is the nation?s leading exporter. America has more airports, builds more airplanes, trains more pilots, and arranges more of its economy around aviation than any other country, by far. China would very much like a piece of this?to have Boeings, NASAs, Cessnas, and fully fledged GPS systems of its own.
Last year, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates was greeted in Beijing by China’s experimental stealth jet buzzing over his head. Gates didn’t sweat it: He proclaimed that the J-20 wouldn’t be ready until at least 2020. Oops. The Pentagon’s top China official has now revised that estimate. The J-20, China’s first stealth jet, will be operationally ready “no sooner than 2018,” David Helvey, deputy secretary of defense for East Asia and Asia Pacific Security Affairs, told reporters Friday.
China took the world by surprise last year when it unveiled a previously unknown supercomputer called the Sunway BlueLight MPP. It’s one of the world’s top supercomputers and here’s the kicker: It uses ShenWei SW-3 microprocessors that are made in China.
Now, Intel has introduced a new Xeon chip that could provide Chinese companies with an …
Stephen Maing’s documentary, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, tackles the subject of internet censorship by relaying the struggles of two Chinese bloggers.
China has developed a missile that would turn an aircraft carrier into a two-billion-dollar hulk of twisted metal, flame, and dead sailors. Publicly, the U.S. Navy downplays its importance. Privately, the sailors are working out several different options to kill it before it kills them.
We already knew China’s new-used aircraft carrier was, well, crummy. But new satellite photos of the Shi Lang show just how underwhelming the repurposed Soviet-era carrier actually is: It doesn’t even have the surface-to-surface missiles common in the ships of its class.