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China Military Online: China’s Four Weapons to Deter the United States and Japan

On January 6, 2013, China Military Online published an article titled “China’s Four Weapons to Deter the United States and Japan.” According to the article, the U.S. and Japan find a powerful China to be shocking. It stated, (We in) China no longer “hide our capabilities and bide our time.” Below is a list of the four weapons.

  1. The Red Flag 9 air defense missile strikes fear in the U.S. "Patriot" missile system.
  2. As Georgetown University Professor Philip Carbonell warned, the Dongfeng -41′ intercontinental ballistic missiles are equipped with nuclear warheads, “enough to aim at a population of more than 50,000 U.S. cities and towns."
  3. Our nuclear submarines are equipped with the JL-2 missile, a type of killing machine that only the United States used to own.
  4. China holds the world’s leading position in quantum dot laser theory research. Our super-power solid-state laser equipment is the best in the world; it has more than 30 thousand km of effective power to destroy.

Source: China Military Online, January 7, 2013