Anyone who does business in China will soon learn that the military gets the best,
just like the old Soviet Union. In fact, generals and other senior officers are
allowed now (since 1985) to get involved as partners on joint ventures with
foreign firms, which brings in technology (not to mention moolah). Many "private"
companies are actually owned, or are consortia of, military officers.
Dan R Allen wrote:
> Actually, the Chinese are not much of a world force even today in my
> opinion. Not to offend anyone but their technology is flawed and I'll
> tell you right now that they cannot even design a proper light bulb! I've
> personally torn down Chinese made light bulbs and have compared them to
> American made products. The Chinese don't know how to string a filament
> on a par/reflector lamp let alone how far the filament should be from the
> reflector disk which should be shiny and not brushed. There electrical
> products are inferior and often don't even work on the first try or soon
> thereafter. I doubt very much that Chinese made nuclear weapons would hit
> their targets let alone make a successful launch. No need to fear the
> Most of their military equipment are knock-offs of the Soviet, which while
> it isn't nearly as technologically advanced as ours, can be more than a
> match if applied numerically; which they can easily do by the way. The main
> reason they aren't much of a world power today is because they don't have
> the reach that we have; but they are working on it, and have more than
> enough manpower to make up for their technological shortfalls.
> Their military equipment is also built to a much different quality
> requirement than their commercial stuff - just like ours. They do have the
> technical know-how to build electronic equipment correctly - they just
> don't "waste" it on commercial stuff.
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