Zhang Zhaozhong: Western assessment of China’s weapons and equipment easy to extremes (Figure)
advanced by the reading equipment. Source: People Photo Network
by reading the fleet formation training. Source: People Photo Network
modified anti-aircraft missiles. Source: People Photo Network
new force howitzer. Source: People Photo Network
published September 22, according to the “Global Times” reported for Western countries to China these days is about to debut in the National Day parade on the discussions of weaponry, China’s National Defense University, Professor Zhang said that in the evaluation of weapons and equipment, usually through actual performance, sales and internationally accepted performance indicators to be assessed. But because China has no real long time, many weapons are not exported, along with some of China’s weapons and equipment used conceptual terms, qualitative description, the Western weapons and equipment in China has great room for speculation, and in particular atmosphere, but also by the relatively vague space to speculation China threat theory.
Zhang Zhaozhong that, because of strange, the West in the evaluation of China’s weapons and equipment are susceptible to extremes. For example, in the 1980s, the West looked down on China, the Chinese ships as a “well-maintained antique.” In certain circumstances, such as the need to expand military spending, on speculation, “China threat theory.”
Peng Guangqian Chinese military expert said, the Americans have said, “People’s Liberation Army to fight like a duck to play the same weapons and equipment is simply untenable,” this view to the 1990s or so. By the 21st century, the Western view of China’s weapons and equipment has changed, but from the past, “China collapse theory” into a “China threat theory”, the Chinese military’s exaggerated to the point where the public pool, such as the U.S. Secretary of Defense cover Heights of the argument.
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