If Your Enemy Has Better Weapon, Copy or Steal It if You CanPosted: January 28, 2017
I am really sorry for those pro-US readers who have been upset by my description of China’s advanced weapons.
They are especially furious that they find lots of similarities to US most advanced weapons in China’s.
Out of their fury, they have made some furious comments on China’s inability to invent on its own and showed their contempt in that regard.
I am sorry to hurt their feelings as I merely want to give readers information and if possible, entertain my readers. I am glad that they seem to have eased their fury by their comments as such fury is indeed harmful to their health.
Some of my readers are upset by such furious and contemptuous comments and have even argued that China has not copied US weapons.
As a Chinese, I am, on the contrary, proud of China’s ability to copy others’ best weapons as it saves China lots of costs and time to catch up and surpass the others in weapon development. In fact, China seems to be the only copy master in the world that is able to copy US most advanced weapon such as F-35 stealth fighter jet that the US is so proud of.
Other advanced Western countries and even Japan have to buy F-35s from the US at cut-throat high price in spite of their high technological capabilities.
China’s J-31 looks like F-35 and according to pro-US readers’ comments, there are quite many functions similar to F-35. They suspect that China copied F-35 as according to media report, hackers have entered relevant computer network and stolen quite a few documents about F-35. There is no evidence that the hackers are Chinese but since there are so many things in J-31 similar to F-35, it is reasonable for people to suspect that China has stolen some of F-35’s secrets through hackers.
I would rather believe that China has indeed stolen some secret information. I am proud of Chinese spies’ capabilities if they have indeed done so to enable China to catch up with the US in weapon development so quickly so as to make the US think twice before attacking China.
Use of spies is indispensable for a country’s national security. China’s gifted strategist Sun Tzu stressed the importance and gives detailed description of the techniques in using spies in one of the 13 chapters in his masterpiece “The Art of War”.
Why does the US have such a large department as CIA and incurred so much cost to spy on other countries? It knows well spies’ indispensable important role.
Snowden has disclosed that US spies even tapped German Chancellor Merkel’s mobile phone. Is CIA ashamed of that?
Copy if China can. Steal if China can when it has difficulties in copying its enemy’s advanced weapons and its spies need to risk their lives to steal some information or some parts or even the whole weapon to enable China to have weapons to counter its enemy’s weapons. We shall celebrate China’s achievements in copying and stealing its enemy’s better weapons for its national security. There is nothing to be ashamed of.
Article by Chan Kai Yee