China’s Missiles Capabilities

How will China respond to Washington’s hardened stance on its claims in the South China Sea?

 by Haisong Hou at Quora
Lives in Shanghai — August 31, 2020

Well, the response is quite Chinese-style, we respond in ways Americans never expected, but effective.

A US defense official told Reuters that on Aug. 26, China launched four medium-range ballistic missiles that hit the South China Sea between Hainan Island and the Paracel Islands.

Something notable is that the missiles are launched from Qinghai, this is Qinghai:


The missile is launched from mountains 4,000 kilometers away from South China Sea, and hit a target there that simulated a full-speed-ahead aircraft carrier.

The missile travels at over 20 mach and the only way to stop it is to find and destroy the launch vehicle which runs around silently in the most inland part of China. This, is beyond even Trump’s wildest dreams.

This means whatever US military presence in South China Sea is shadowed under Chinese missiles. The US may have hoped for a navy vs. navy warfare and win, but the reality is that its precious carriers may vaporize overnight, and it could not even retaliate equally. Whatever US stance is about South China Sea, the military will have no chance to materialize it. I suggest you grant the navy brothers a holiday.



China claims to the South China Seas dates back to the Three Kingdoms period (the years 221–277), Yang Fu (楊阜) wrote about the South China Sea: “There are islets, sand cays, reefs and banks in the South China Sea, the water there is shallow and filled with magnetic rocks or stones. Older maps of the South China Sea show China’s line of claim has eleven dashes

Xi Jinping offered the Obama administration (in 2013) the opportunity to mutually step back from militarization of the South China Sea but it was dismissed.

Now, former commander Scott Swift of the US Pacific Fleet finally acknowledged that the US military had lost the best time to control the South China Sea. He believes that China has deployed a large number of Hongqi 9 air defense missiles, H-6K bombers, and electronic jamming systems on islands and reefs. The defense can be said to be solid. “If US fighter jets rush into the South China Sea, they are likely to encounter their ‘Waterloo.’”

“The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle” Psalm 78:9

Gill: but turned back in the day of battle; fled from the enemy, could not stand their ground when the onset was made:
Trapp: Carnal confidence seldom comes home otherwise than weeping.
Calvin: it is the more abundantly manifest that they had incurred the displeasure of God, who not only deprived them of his aid, but also made their hearts effeminate in the hour of danger.

Read how the United States could meet its Waterloo In The South China Sea click HERE

Or the Original SGT Report HERE


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One from Qinghai, the other from Zhejiang

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Images of Numerous Launches
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China’s HQ-9 Defense System (Russian S-300 SAM) in the South China Sea

~ by Joel Huan on September 1, 2020.

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