China’s World First Wind-Cooled Active Phased Array Radar


China’s LKF601E wind-cooled phased array radar instaalled on JF-17 Fighter jet. mil.huanqiu.com photo

China’s LKF601E wind-cooled phased array radar instaalled on JF-17 Fighter jet. mil.huanqiu.com photo

China’s LKF601E wind-cooled phased array radar instaalled on JF-17 Fighter jet. mil.huanqiu.com photo

Older fighter jets use pulse Doppler (DP) radar that is wind cooled while the fighter jets now use phased array radar that has to be liquid cooled. Liquid cooling is more efficient but cost more and is larger and more complicated to maintain.

Mil.huanqiu.com says in its report “World first! China showcases its wind-cooled active phase array radar at airshow” that China has developed world first wind-cooled active phase array radar with highly efficient wind-cooling system. Its wind-cooled active phase array radar LKF601E as shown in the above photos taken from Zhuhai Airshow 2018 is so small that it can be installed in China-Pakistan jointly developed JF-17 fighter jet to significantly enhance the fighter jet’s performance.

Moreover, due to the larger size of liquid-cooled phase array radar, older fighter jets cannot have their DP radar upgraded by replacement of liquid-cooled phase array radar due to lack of room. Now, wind-cooled phase array radar is smaller enough to replace DP radar without the need of large space. It makes upgrading older fighter jets easier and less expensive.

Comment by Chan Kai Yee on mil.huanqiu.com’s report, full text of which in Chinese can be viewed at http://mil.huanqiu.com/gt/2018-11/2907250.html.

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U.S. Treasury’s Mnuchin spoke with China Vice Premier Liu: WSJ


November 13, 2018

(Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has resumed discussions with China Vice Premier Liu He, with the two speaking by telephone on Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing sources.

The conversation did not lead to any breakthrough, the WSJ reported. (on.wsj.com/2B1RSZx).

A U.S. Treasury spokesman did not immediately respond to a query about the report.

The development comes as China President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump plan to meet on the sidelines of a G20 summit that is being held in Argentina at the end of November and early December.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Leslie Adler and Cynthia Osterman

Source: Reuters “U.S. Treasury’s Mnuchin spoke with China Vice Premier Liu: WSJ”

Note: This is Reuters’ report I post here for readers’ information. It does not mean that I agree or disagree with the report’ views.


J-20 Opens Its Internal Weapon Bay during Real War Maneuver


J-20 opens weapon bay while flying, Photo by Men Guangkuo

J-20’s short-range missile on position ready to fire. Photo by Men Guangkuo

Mil.huanqiu.com shows the above photos in its report “Top show! J-20 uses that maneuver to take back its core position!” on the show of a formation of 4 J-20s on November 11, the last day of Zhuhai Airshow to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the founding of Chinese air force.

The first photo shows J-20’s internal weapon bay that is opened during its normal flight. We can see the 4 medium-range and 2 short-range air-to-air missiles in the internal weapon bay.

The second and third photos show its 2 short-range missiles on their sliding rail ready to fire when the J-20 opens its weapon bay during the sharp maneuver that it may make in real war.

Comment by Chan Kai Yee on mil.huanqiu.com’s report, full text of which can be viewed at http://mil.huanqiu.com/world/2018-11/13515608.html


China to cut taxes to support private sector: Xinhua


November 10, 2018

(Reuters) – China’s State Administration of Taxation (SAT) is working with other government agencies to carry out tax reductions in a bid to support the private sector, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

China’s taxation authority will roll out targeted policies such as suggesting the local governments to give private firms a respite for paying taxes, SAT head Wang Jun told Xinhua in an interview.

Chinese financial institutions will continue to remain exempted from value-added tax for their interest incomes from loans to small and micro companies to encourage a flow of funds to the private sector, the report said.

The SAT will expand its program that allows businesses with sound tax-paying records to secure loans without collateral, the Xinhua report said, adding that more efforts will be taken to implement tax deductions to help companies operating abroad.

Premier Li Keqiang had earlier said that China will push for larger tax cuts and that it would help small firms facing funding difficulties and widen access for private firms in infrastructure.

Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel

Source: Reuters “China to cut taxes to support private sector: Xinhua”

Note: This is Reuters’ report I post here for readers’ information. It does not mean that I agree or disagree with the report’ views.


Chinese vessel collects cobalt samples in the Pacific: Xinhua


November 11, 2018

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese deep-sea exploration vessel has returned to port in Guangdong after collecting samples of so-called cobalt-bearing crusts during a 138-day survey in the west Pacific, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

Cobalt is used in batteries for electric vehicles, an important industry for China, the world’s largest auto market. Chinese companies are some of the biggest investors in cobalt mining projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the world’s biggest producer.

The Ocean No. 6 vessel, designed in China, conducted a survey of cobalt-bearing crusts, found on the surface of underwater mountains, in more than 30 areas, Xinhua cited Yang Shengxiong, chief engineer at the Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey, as saying.

“Samples of the crusts more than 30-cm thick were collected for the first time,” Yang said.

China has been stepping up deep-sea exploration to secure supply of “strategic” minerals, such as cobalt. Last year, state-owned China Minmetals Corp carried out a deep-sea mining survey in the east Pacific Ocean.

Cobalt crusts can contain “minor but significant” concentrations of cobalt, titanium, nickel, platinum, molybdenum, tellurium, cerium, and other metallic and rare earth elements, according to the International Seabed Authority.

The Ocean No. 6 vessel also obtained samples of microplastics, which will be analyzed to help to create basic guidelines for treatment of plastic waste in the sea, Xinhua said.

Reporting by Tom Daly. Editing by Jane Merriman

Source: Reuters “Chinese vessel collects cobalt samples in the Pacific: Xinhua”

Note: This is Reuters’ report I post here for readers’ information. It does not mean that I agree or disagree with the report’ views.


Advanced Pili-10E Air-to-air Missile Makes J-20 15 Times More Powerful


Pili-10E air-to-air missile showcased at Zhuhai Airshow. Mil.huanqiu.com photo

Mil.huanqiu.com says in its report “Since China has J-20, this fourth generation air-to-air missile also ranks among the most advanced in the world” that China’s Pili-10E air-to-air missile is among the best in the world as good as US AIM-9X. The advanced air-to-air missile makes J-20 over 15 times more powerful.

Due to its speedy maneuverability in making sharp turn, Pili-10E will make J-20 superior in dogfight.

Comment by Chan Kai Yee on mil.huanqiu.com’s report, full text of which can be viewed at http://mil.huanqiu.com/world/2018-11/13495613.html.


China’s Yang says trade talks can resolve U.S. dispute


FILE PHOTO – Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi speaks during a meeting with South Korea’s National Security Advisor Chung Eui-Yong (not pictured) and South Korean ambassador to China Noh Young-min (not pictured) at the Diaoyutai state guesthouse on March 12, 2018 in Beijing, China. REUTERS/Etienne Oliveau/Pool *** Local Caption *** Yang Jiechi

November 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi on Friday told reporters that Beijing’s trade war with Washington can be resolved through talks and that any ongoing conflict would hurt both countries as well as the world’s larger economy.

U.S.-China trade and economic relations are “critical to the world economy,” Yang said at a news conference with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. While there are differences, “these issues can be resolved through dialogue and consultation. A trade war, instead of leading to any solution, will only end up hurting both sides and the global economy.”

Reporting by Idrees Ali, Matt Spetalnick and Doina Chiacu; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by James Dalgleish

Source: Reuters “China’s Yang says trade talks can resolve U.S. dispute”

Note: This is Reuters’ report I post here for readers’ information. It does not mean that I agree or disagree with the report’ views.