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November 13, 2018

The decline of Russia

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:33 pm
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Russia continues to lose population.  My prediction is this leads to an attempt by China to grab part of the Russian far east at some point.

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November 8, 2018

Upgraded J-10

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 4:47 pm
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Looks like China has upgraded the J-10 with a thrust vectoring exhaust.  For modelers I wonder if this is a simple nozzle replacement conversion to the Trumpeter J-10, or is it more complicated?

Interesting alcohol news

Filed under: General — dknights @ 3:03 pm
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2000+ year old wine found in China.  Is it weird that I’d be tempted to taste it?  Knowing my luck I’d be like the guy who ate the slug.

October 25, 2018

New Chinese Boomers?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:37 pm
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Are the Chinese going to build new SSBNs?  Frankly, it would make sense for them to.

October 11, 2018

Chinese spy arrested

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:28 am
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The US lured a spy runner who has been involved in stealing US company’s technology to Belgium where he was arrested and extradited.  We need to see a lot more of this stuff.

October 10, 2018

A further step backward for China

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:27 am
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China seems to be slipping back to its more authoritarian past.  Story here.  I think that China is headed for social upheaval in the next 10 years.

October 5, 2018

Another missing Chinese national?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:55 am
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I previously noted a report on a missing Chinese movie star here.  Now, another high profile Chinese national has gone missing.  Could some sort of crackdown be going on behind the scene?

October 1, 2018

Chicken of the South China Sea

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:27 pm
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Readers won’t be surprised to see tensions in the South China Sea continuing to increase.  All it is going to take is someone making a miscalculation and somebody’s going to be shooting at someone else.

September 24, 2018

Missing Chinese movie star

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:10 pm
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This is interesting.  No one seems to know where she is.  If the government have her, thus far they aren’t saying.

September 6, 2018

China’s J-20

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:43 am
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Story here claims that the Chinese have the engine problems on their J-20 fixed.  I’ll believe it when I see it.

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