Posts Tagged ‘liberation army’

China’s Stealth Fighter Flight Test Successful

November 3rd, 2012 11:25 admin View Comments


New submitter vencs writes China has successfully tested its second stealth fighter, a smaller, twin-engine je that military analysts said could potentially allow it to one day fly missions from an aircraft carrier. Military analysts said the new jet’s design suggested the People’s Liberation Army might use it to arm and escort aircraft carriers like the Liaoning, which was officially deployed last month. Andrei Chang, editor-in-chief of Kanwa Asian Defense Monthly, said the new prototype appears to have borrowed features from the U.S. Air Force’s twin-engine F-22 and U.S. Navy’s single-engine F-35C.”

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The Chinese Telecom That Spooks the World

August 5th, 2012 08:45 admin View Comments


wrekkuh writes “The Economist has printed an interesting look at the concerns and speculations of the fast-growing Chinese telecom giant Huawei, and it’s spread into western markets. Of particular concern is Huawei’s state funding, and the company’s founder, Ren Zhengfei, who once served as an engineer in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). However, another article from The Economist goes into greater detail about the steps Huawei has taken to mitigate some of these concerns in England — including co-operating with the GCHQ in Britain, the UK’s signals-intelligence agency, to ensure equipment built by Huawei is not back-doored.”

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Measuring China’s Cyberwar Threat

March 10th, 2012 03:28 admin View Comments


An anonymous reader writes with this excerpt from Network World: “A lengthy report prepared for the U.S. government about China’s high-tech buildup to prepare for cyberwar includes speculation about how a potential conflict with the U.S. would unfold — and how it might only take a few freelance Chinese civilian hackers working on behalf of China’s People’s Liberation Army to sow deadly disruptions in the U.S. military logistics supply chain. As told, if there’s a conflict between the U.S. and China related to Taiwan, “Chinese offensive network operations targeting the U.S. logistics chain need not focus exclusively on U.S. assets, infrastructure or territory to create circumstances that could impede U.S. combat effectiveness,” write the report’s authors, Bryan Krekel, Patton Adams and George Bakos, all of whom are information security analysts with Northrop Grumman. The report, “Occupying the Information High Ground: Chinese Capabilities for Computer Network Operations and Cyber Espionage,” focuses primarily on facts about China’s cyberwar planning but also speculates on what might happen in any cyberwar.”

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Chinese Propaganda Accidentally Reveals Cyberwar

August 23rd, 2011 08:10 admin View Comments


An anonymous reader writes “A Chinese military propaganda video aired in mid-July inadvertently showed a Chinese military university launching cyberattacks against U.S. websites. The Epoch Times reports the video shows ‘custom-built Chinese software apparently launching a cyber-attack against the main website of the Falun Gong spiritual practice, by using a compromised IP address belonging to a United States university.’ A screen in the video also reveals ‘the name of the software and the Chinese university that built it, the Electrical Engineering University of China’s People’s Liberation Army.’”

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Chinese Military Admits Existence of Cyberwarfare Unit

May 29th, 2011 05:40 admin View Comments


InfiniteZero writes “China has admitted for the first time that it had poured massive investment into the formation of a 30-strong commando unit of cyberwarriors — a team supposedly trained to protect the People’s Liberation Army from outside assault on its networks.”

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PLA Develops First Person Shooter With US Troops as Targets

May 23rd, 2011 05:02 admin View Comments


An anonymous coward tipped us to a People’s Daily story about the (Chinese) People’s Liberation Army’s new shoot-em-up game with U.S. soldiers as targets, and that story led us to a more complete description of the Glorious Revolution game at the Daily Mail, which includes a nice video (in Chinese, of course) toward the bottom of the article that shows how the game looks in action.

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Did the Chinese Military Use Top Gun Footage?

January 31st, 2011 01:59 admin View Comments


heidaro writes “‘As part of its ongoing expansion, has the People’s Liberation Army signed up Goose and Maverick? Chinese bloggers are accusing state broadcaster CCTV of using re-purposed footage from the 1986 film Top Gun for a story on a recent air force drill.’ Is it just me or are communist nations very skilled an embarrassing themselves?”

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