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China, Russia must resolutely respond to arrogant US space goal: Global Times editorial
By Global TimesPublished: Jul 18, 2021 11:28 PM

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According to US and UK media reports, the US is developing a Deep Space Advanced Radar Capability - or DARC - to locate a giant new radar system in Texas, the UK and Australia. The site in the UK would house 10 to 15 parabolic antennas (large satellite dishes) for tracking and four to six for transmitting, and each radar dish will be 15 meters in diameter. The system is said to be able to identify potential targets up to 36,000 kilometers away.

US and UK military officials claimed that it is to make the outer space "safer and more secure." To make their claim reasonable, they accused China and Russia of posing "irresponsible and reckless" threats with their anti-satellite weapon experiments. They also asserted that they need to understand "what's going on in the dark corners of space."

It is a significant escalation that has the potential to further change the direction of global military competition. The head of the Royal Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Wigston, has bluntly predicted the next war could be won or lost in space. The primary purpose of the US and its allies in developing DARC is obviously to prepare for winning a war and to deter China and Russia.

The US has been developing its space situational awareness (SSA) for a long time, which is leading far ahead. With the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, its star wars and anti-missile capabilities are already the strongest across the world. But the US is not satisfied. Its ambition to achieve "all-weather, all-dimensional" information control from outer space to ballistic missiles is turning arms control into formalist attempts. This severely threatens the minimum balance of power needed for global peace.

China and Russia must strongly oppose the US' efforts to extend the military competition among major powers into space and oppose its attempts to construct DARC with its allies. China and Russia need to expose the US' shameless practice to further develop space warfare capabilities by hyping the so-called space threat from China and Russia. If the US adheres to such moves, China and Russia should take countermeasures, in a bid to strategically frustrate the US' ambitious plan.

It has to be noted that it is much more difficult for the US to achieve hegemony in space than that on land and at sea. If the US dares to attack the space assets of China and Russia, the two countries can inflict the same loss on the US. Washington cannot develop the ability to unilaterally occupy outer space and close it to China and Russia.

However, by deploying DARC, the US can expand its lead in SSA. It will reinforce the impression that it "controls everything" through hegemony, consolidate its allies' confidence, and make vacillating countries and forces further yield to it.

Just as the US established a global anti-missile system, the reliability of those systems cannot be verified. The world can hardly give it a chance, because such a moment means the extinction of humankind. The US developing these extreme systems that breaks the balance has had a large number of direct political effects. It has intensified the turbulence in relations between major powers and in global geopolitics.

The US vision to build DARC has particularly sounded the alarm for China. China's space launch capabilities are getting stronger, and the country is increasing the frequency of its various space activities including efforts on a space station. The US is openly threatening the safety of these activities of China, speeding up the pace of constructing infrastructure and building certain capabilities to dominate the future space order. China must accelerate the building of its space counterattack capability and form a stronger deterrent to the US, in an attempt to resolutely suppress any impulse of the US to provoke a space conflict.

China has far fewer nuclear warheads than the US. But China's space capacity building can go faster with relatively fewer international obstacles. China can effectively weaken the US' strategic arrogance through strengthening its overall deterrence. In that case, China can force the US to face the reality and to some extent return to the mind-set of keeping the balance of power when Washington wants to establish overwhelming advantages.

China must accelerate the pace to realize the convenience and cost-effectiveness of space launches, continue to systemize our space assets, strive to achieve the leading position in certain fields and projects, and dismantle the US' space advantage. We must not hesitate to invest in this field. It must be made clear that outer space security is becoming the new cornerstone of China's overall national security.



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China is crying foul over nothing but logical developments on the side of NATO.
The objective of *all* weapons and armies is to *prevent* or *shorten* war, isn't it?!!
You don't attack us, we won't attack you. And our governments respect the freedom of choice of others, in better ways than the Chinese, who are widely reported to first ensnare other countries in debt (for instance with their belt and road initiative), and then extract huge concessions when these countries can't fulfill their interest and principal payments, which is something suspected to be *orchestrated to happen*, by the Chinese government..

if there's one thing i like about my own culture : we usually mean what we say, unlike the warrior cultures of the middle east and asia.
 

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American shills crying foul over China rightfully defending its ability to freely explore space and responding to vulgar smearing by the genocidal U.S. terror regime trying to justify their militarization in violation of their own farcial accords with blatant lies, complementing its long track record of waging unprovoked economic and military wars and terror campaigns and mafia-like American trap schemes against nations for merely pursueing or posing a potential threat of developing economic and political independence from cleptomanic U.S. hegemony, only to let them bleed dry or steal their ressources once their so called "liberation" and "democratization" campaigns ruined or hollwoed out these nations. 🙄
 

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China must accelerate the pace to realize the convenience and cost-effectiveness of space launches, continue to systemize our space assets, strive to achieve the leading position in certain fields and projects, and dismantle the US' space advantage. We must not hesitate to invest in this field. It must be made clear that outer space security is becoming the new cornerstone of China's overall national security.
Let China work hard to succeed in its space endeavors. There is nothing to stop it from doing so. USA will do the same, too. That is how this goes.
 

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American shills crying foul over China rightfully defending its ability to freely explore space and responding to vulgar smearing by the genocidal U.S. terror regime trying to justify their militarization in violation of their own farcial accords with blatant lies, complementing its long track record of waging unprovoked economic and military wars and terror campaigns and mafia-like American trap schemes against nations for merely pursueing or posing a potential threat of developing economic and political independence from cleptomanic U.S. hegemony, only to let them bleed dry or steal their ressources once their so called "liberation" and "democratization" campaigns ruined or hollwoed out these nations. 🙄
Wow, that is one long sentence! :D
 

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China is crying foul over nothing but logical developments on the side of NATO.
The objective of *all* weapons and armies is to *prevent* or *shorten* war, isn't it?!!
You don't attack us, we won't attack you. And our governments respect the freedom of choice of others, in better ways than the Chinese, who are widely reported to first ensnare other countries in debt (for instance with their belt and road initiative), and then extract huge concessions when these countries can't fulfill their interest and principal payments, which is something suspected to be *orchestrated to happen*, by the Chinese government..

if there's one thing i like about my own culture : we usually mean what we say, unlike the warrior cultures of the middle east and asia.
LOL.. It is US crying foul of China having space asset. Then US space force setup and claim its defensive purpose. WTF is gonna believe those things? The one who really trust US words need to get their head check or they are simply US lapdogs who believe anything US spew including washing powder as WMD. :lol:
 

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LOL.. It is US crying foul of China having space asset. Then US space force setup and claim its defensive purpose. WTF is gonna believe those things? The one who really trust US words need to get their head check or they are simply US lapdogs who believe anything US spew including washing powder as WMD. :lol:
LOL right back at ya. Unlike in China, i can openly and privately criticize the US and NATO policies when needed (and i do so on a regular basis, btw).
Chinese citizens have to echo all propaganda put forth by the 2-faced Chinese government.
 

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LOL right back at ya. Unlike in China, i can openly and privately criticize the US and NATO policies when needed (and i do so on a regular basis, btw).
Chinese citizens have to echo all propaganda put forth by the 2-faced Chinese government.
Your thinking is one clear proof about how brainwashed Westerners are, thank to their government propaganda.

In Vietnam, there are many open forums which openly criticize government on daily basis and virtually on every matter. I believe it is the same in China.

Do you sincerely believe that Chinese government can work so effectively if they do not listen to criticism and make every decisions just based on a group of people?
 

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LOL right back at ya. Unlike in China, i can openly and privately criticize the US and NATO policies when needed (and i do so on a regular basis, btw).
Chinese citizens have to echo all propaganda put forth by the 2-faced Chinese government.
You obviously don't know China. The Chinese can also criticize the govt.

I want to ask, do you dare to scold the Jews? Why is Mel Gibson finished after he scolded the Jews?
And you can scold the president, but after you scolded the president, has the American system changed? Is your scolding useful?
 

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LOL right back at ya. Unlike in China, i can openly and privately criticize the US and NATO policies when needed (and i do so on a regular basis, btw).
Chinese citizens have to echo all propaganda put forth by the 2-faced Chinese government.
What is the point of open criticism when nothing can be changed? That is the typical cheapshot used by American supporters.

Like u killed those Afghanistan civilian. I admit mistake and say sorry. So that means you are righteous when your apology is artificial and no remorse. U will be back to those drone and start killing again.

In China, those murderer if confirm will be hanged. China is not wolf in sheep skin. Those showmanship better used on those low IQ fools to win sympathy.
 

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You obviously don't know China. The Chinese can also criticize the govt.

I want to ask, do you dare to scold the Jews? Why is Mel Gibson finished after he scolded the Jews?
And you can scold the president, but after you scolded the president, has the American system changed? Is your scolding useful?
A Russian analyst on RT some years ago described the difference between the US and Chinese systems perfectly, he said that in the US the government changes all the time but the policy never changes, while in China it's the opposite, the government doesn't change as often yet the policy is quite flexible and changes much more frequently depending on the needs of the nation.

What is the use of electing a new government if the policies that the people want will never be implemented? For example 69% of Americans want medicare4all yet no matter how many elections cycles happen that never happens, just how many more election cycles in the US need to happen till the government finally changes it's policy to what the people want? May be after 1000 years from now the white house will finally give the American people what they want and fix their broken health care system.

In China on the other hand the family planning policy for example has been changed multiple times over during Xi's term because change was needed after the one child policy did it's job.
Chinese governments are always willing to do massive reforms whenever they are needed.
 

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A Russian analyst on RT some years ago described the difference between the US and Chinese systems perfectly, he said that in the US the government changes all the time but the policy never changes, while in China it's the opposite, the government doesn't change as often yet the policy is quite flexible and changes much more frequently depending on the needs of the nation.

What is the use of electing a new government if the policies that the people want will never be implemented? For example 69% of Americans want medicare4all yet no matter how many elections cycles happen that never happens, just how many more election cycles in the US need to happen till the government finally changes it's policy to what the people want? May be after 1000 years from now the white house will finally give the American people what they want and fix their broken health care system.

In China on the other hand the family planning policy for example has been changed multiple times over during Xi's term because change was needed after the one child policy did it's job.
Chinese governments are always willing to do massive reforms whenever they are needed.
Democracy means that people control their rights through govt. Instead of Wall Street controlling power through the govt.

The country is the tool of the ruling group to rule the ruled group. Democracy means that the ruling group is the people, not Wall Street.
 

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The militarization of space (by any party) is of course worrying... but this DARC project currently seems not much more than building a bunch of (big) ground radars looking up... and I feel that those are much less of a threat compared to, say, orbital spy satellites (Radar or EO) looking down... and there are actually global (non-military) benefits to have such space surveillance radar in place... better international space traffic management for one, which is becoming increasingly urgent with so many small sats constellation being launched (Starlink, Oneweb, etc) or planned... also better detection for possible threatening asteroids that might hit earth.. or perhaps even to possibly detect ETs/ UFOs / UAPs (which seems to be getting some headlines recently 😅).

That being said, I believe both China and Russia should build similar radars.. one reason is to balance the Americans, another is for all the same reasons as the above... also building ground radars that looks up is definitely not a hard thing to do for either China or Russia... Especially for China that were able to build a 500m diameter dish, building a bunch of 15m radar dish is probably just like child's play..
 

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Your thinking is one clear proof about how brainwashed Westerners are, thank to their government propaganda.

In Vietnam, there are many open forums which openly criticize government on daily basis and virtually on every matter. I believe it is the same in China.

Do you sincerely believe that Chinese government can work so effectively if they do not listen to criticism and make every decisions just based on a group of people?
Please prove that. Show me some links which i can push through google translate.
You obviously don't know China. The Chinese can also criticize the govt.

I want to ask, do you dare to scold the Jews? Why is Mel Gibson finished after he scolded the Jews?
And you can scold the president, but after you scolded the president, has the American system changed? Is your scolding useful?
The trick is not to scold, but to offer and promote alternatives.
What is the point of open criticism when nothing can be changed? That is the typical cheapshot used by American supporters.

Like u killed those Afghanistan civilian. I admit mistake and say sorry. So that means you are righteous when your apology is artificial and no remorse. U will be back to those drone and start killing again.

In China, those murderer if confirm will be hanged. China is not wolf in sheep skin. Those showmanship better used on those low IQ fools to win sympathy.
The drone program will undergo change. Civilian deaths will decline. But it will take time to develop the tech for that.
 

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