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It was Napolean who once said: “When the Chinese dragon awakens, the world will tremble.”
Over the past 100 years, many nations desired to rule the world, Nazi Germany, communist Soviet Union, Imperial Japan and expansionist US.
Enter the dragon. China is no friendly panda. Its massive claws are inching towards complete global domination. The new master of the universe.
Shanghai will eclipse New York and London as the centre of finance. The Yuan will displace the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. Mandarin will be spoken across the world alongside English. The Chinese economy will be bigger than that of the US by 2028, and twice as large by 2050. The world will become acquainted with the thoughts of Confucius, as it became familiar with those of Plato.
Over the past 40 years, China has become an industrial colossus that no country in recorded human history has ever attained. America is fearful of China, an adversary it cannot match or contain. China’s space technology will see its space station deployed by 2022. It will have its own space-based solar-energy power array.
China is impressively developing the ability to fight and win a galactic battle. It has the ability to interdict satellites from ground and deep-space platforms.
China has tested and deployed electronic-warfare technology aboard unmanned systems capable of disrupting enemy-fighter radars and missiles, with jamming and spoofing across the entire electronic military spectrum. Without trumpeting its capabilities in stealth and anti-stealth warfare, China has silently made impressive gains in this vital cog of war, surpassing Western estimates. Its breakthrough will cause shock waves in the West.
China’s stealth capabilities are at a threshold. It will ultimately, and very soon change warfare on every level. It will become the dominant enabler of weapons systems. And it will permeate all aspects of the art of war – from robotic weaponry, artificial intelligence to the new breed of soldiers on the battle field.
China has tested and developed microwave weapons that could shut down electronic systems, even those that are shielded, by bombarding the target with energy pulses between 100 and 300 000 megahertz. Carried in a stealthy drone or cruise missile, it would be able to disable sophisticated anti-ship missile batteries, fry enemy radars, and paralyse tank battalions.
They constantly remember the thoughts of Sun Tzu who said: “Warfare is the art of deceit.” China is fully prepared for asymmetric warfare with the West. Its strategy is the use of an array of “assassins’ mace weapons”, to disrupt both the economy and communications in the event of war with the US, including cyber-network attacks.
China is on its way to becoming the most powerful nation on Earth by 2030. Aircraft carriers, antisatellite weapons, cyber-attack technology, ultra-modern drones and the largest arsenal of ballistic missiles incorporating cutting-edge technology. A nervous world will witness the rebirth of the Chinese dragon as it becomes an imperial power, whose reach will envelope the entire world.
Its gigantic footprint will cause political seismic tremors. A new world order will be born, as China deploys a 10-ship aircraft carrier force that will enforce its global edict.
FAROUK ARAIE Actonville, Ekurhuleni
INVESTORS monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. The writer argues that China is set to become the most powerful nation on Earth by 2030. He predicts that the Chinese economy will be bigger than that of the US by 2028 and twice as large by 2050.| ANDY WONG AP African News Agency (ANA) Archives