Sunday, January 2, 2011

China's Big Year - While We Continue to Fight Two Useless Wars

This is the recently completed Quingdao-Haiwan Bridge:
China has unveiled the world’s longest sea bridge, which stretches a massive 26.4 miles – five miles further than the distance between Dover and Calais and longer than a marathon.

The Qingdao Haiwan Bridge, completed earlier this week, links the main urban area of Qingdao city, East China’s Shandong province, with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas.

The road bridge, which took four years and cost a cool £5.5billion to build, will be open for use in the New Year and is almost three miles longer than the previous record-holder, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana.
In 2010, China surpassed Japan, to become the world's second biggest economy:
China overtook Japan to become the world's second richest economy, based on gross domestic product numbers for the year's second quarter. China's output for the period was $1.337 trillion, above Japan's $1.28 trillion, although Japan said it remained bigger for the first half of 2010. Japan's annual GDP is $5.07 trillion, and China's is more than $4.9 trillion. The United States has a yearly GDP of about $14 trillion.
And China is testing its first stealth fighter:

The first high-resolution photographs appeared on Chinese non-governmental websites of a prototype of the Chengdu J-20 fighter being built for the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) The J-20 appears to be conducting a high-speed taxi test.

The latest images show some startling similarities between the Chinese J-XX and canceled Russian MiG-1.44. Both have similar style of delta wing canard configurations and V-Shaped tail section with closely mounted engines. The frontal aspect looks extremely similar to that of the American F-35 JSF with DSI intake which has now become common on all new Chinese designs.

Some pundits and so-called aviation experts predicted the Chinese would not have a stealth aircraft flying until 2020.

China is both the world leader in auto production and in auto sales. They are cornering many rare earth markets and possess many vital materials for the growing solar power industry.

Meanwhile, Obama continues to waste billions every day on useless wars, while supporting our most untrustworthy ally to the hilt, as it continues to make fresh enemies for us.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't blame me, I voted for Nader.