Most of the Earthlings keep looking at the happenings in the Middle East, in horror.
We assume, and many times are made to believe, that any time this conflict may spill over to the other regions of the world, making way for World War III.
If we thought that the 21st-century World War would be fought, just like the previous two wars, then we are sadly mistaken.
In fact, without our awareness, World War III has already begun. This is a long drawn war, which would last for a couple of decades. The war can be divided into three phases:
- Phase 1 – Masquerading
- Phase 2 – Utter Chaos
- Phase 3 – Subjugation
Phase 1- Masquerading
We are towards the end of ‘Phase 1’. The developments until now were looking, in control, and moving in a linear fashion. However, some of the recent developments indicate, that few aspects of ‘Phase 2’ have emerged preternaturally, which is hastening the world towards ‘Phase 2’, in a disorderly manner.
Amongst many, the most important pillars of modern-day warfare are economic, psychological, and technological war fares. These pillars are so integrated that despite being separate entities, they intersect and complement each other, regularly.
Winning Without Fighting
In the 80s, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, along with the opening of the Chinese economy, ushered in the vision for the Chinese supremacy. The coming two decades were dedicated to ancient Chinese wisdom of “Deck the Tree with False Blossoms”(Through the use of artifice and disguise, make something of no value, appear valuable), and “Deceive the heavens and cross the ocean”(Mask your real goals with a fake goal, until your aims are achieved). Let us see, how the whole plan was implemented.
Deceptive Psychological War – The Making of Chimerica
Soon after the opening of the Chinese economy in the 80s, both the United States and China had their goals set. The United States wanted China to join the mainstream world, and open up it’s vast markets to the western world. China had its sight set on achieving its past glory. Education and technological advancements were the need of the hour for China. Soon, the exchange programs were introduced. Chinese students and scientists inundated the American universities, and research institutions, to fulfill that dream. Rampant stealing of the American trade secrets, military secrets and research papers by these students and scientists leapfrogged Chinese progress.
The initial plans of “Feign Madness but Keep your Balance”(Hide behind the mask of a simpleton, to create confusion about your intentions and motivations), were fulfilled by the turn of the millennium. China got the best and cutting edge technology from around the globe, in its factories.
This improved China’s know-how of the latest technology in the world, at no extra cost. China didn’t work on hunches and hopes; rather, it took into account a full consideration of all prevailing constraints and contemporary realities in the larger context, to move steadily towards its goals. The hundred-year marathon is one such plan, and China is determined to climb that tower of Babel, at any cost. China wants to be the number one country in the world by the year 2049 – the hundredth year of the revolution.
Consolidation – The Preparatory Phase
Soon into the 21st century, China started consolidating its position in various fields. The United States and the rest of the world were busy with the conflicts in West Asia. This kept the attention away from China. China remained focused on its goals and never took part in any peacekeeping force, or conflict resolution.
China quietly kept spreading its wings in Africa, Australia, N & S America, and The South China Sea, militarily and economically. It was building Islands and military bases in the disputed South China Sea with impunity, adding to China’s economic and military reach.
China’s purchase of mines and rare earth deposits, all over the world, was considered an innocuous investment. However, no one realized that China was building the capacity, which could choke crucial supplies to any country, which didn’t toe its line. In 2015 alone, China invested over $60 billion in Africa. By 2018, the staggering figure had reached over $299 billion.
China further strengthened its position by doling out loans for infrastructure and other projects to gullible countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cuba, Ukraine, Venezuela, Ecuador, Djibouti, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, the Maldives, Mongolia, Montenegro, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. China is the sole lender in the world, who hopes, not to get the loans paid back. Nonpayment of loans, facilitates China in acquiring ports, airfields, and State-run companies, of defaulting countries, at a bargain price. This also gives China a foothold, in far-flung lands, which would be crucial, if and when, the hostilities break out.
The turn of the millennium was the right time to introduce many concepts in a more aggressive manner. One of them was to modify the thought process of the world, in China’s favor. The deception was the key ingredient of this concoction. Major western think-tanks, policymakers, and columnists were either hired for the purpose or misled into believing the deceptive information.
The western media was flooded with advertisements depicting China, as a very powerful, very advanced but still very humble, and just country. Over 500 Confucius Institutes, on the campuses of foreign universities, were effectively used to further the spread of the Chinese way of thinking. University campuses were the right place to start the spread of Chinese psychological tool, ‘Alienation’.
It aimed at generating dissension and discord in the intra-governments, military-civil, and intra-military groups of the rival countries. The purpose was simple, demoralize the key elements of the opposing forces at any cost. This task was further supported by a team of over 2 million hackers and deep-fakers. They bombard rival countries with disinformation and fake videos. The quality of these fakes is extremely good and has been successful in altering the opinion of the populace in many countries. Nepal is one such example. Chinese firmly believe in the phrase, “castles are inevitably easier to attack from within”.
Financial Warfare – A Way of Life
The American ways of punishing countries economically, are old and outdated. China is the new champion of direct economic action. Case, in particular, is of South Korea’s Lotte Group. In Mar 2017, Lotte Group agreed to a land-swop deal with the Korean Government that permitted the latter to host the United States missile defence system THAAD.
China perceived THAAD as a threat, and responded strongly against Lotte, by closing down 90 of its stores in China. Lotte lost $9.6 billion for legitimately handing over land to its own government, in its own country. This action of China indicated that it is either getting aggressive or desperate.
Many other innovative companies world over, are also bleeding profusely, due to various Chinese actions. Integrated circuits company Micron, Dutch semiconductor company ASML, steel producer U.S. Steel, battery company A123 Systems, microchip producer ATopTech are all victims of Chinese espionage and bankruptcy buyout. Motorola, once a leading American company, was amongst the first few to get into China.
China had one condition, Motorola teaches the latest and most advanced technology to its Chinese employees and suppliers. Motorola knew that China would copy the company’s technology and become a competitor. But in its greed to capture the Chinese market, it committed suicide. Motorola was eventually bought by a Chinese company, Lenovo.
Boeing, Apple, Pratt and Whitney, Microsoft, Tesla, and many others also remained ignorant, and have lost billions, while trying to capture the Chinese market. China is estimated to be accountable for 50 to 80 percent of intellectual property theft worldwide. China is also accused of over 90 percent of cyber-enabled economic espionage in the United States. It has been estimated by various economic groups that Chinese intellectual property theft is damaging the U.S. economy by over $300 billion annually.
China had heavily invested the revenue earned from exports, in the U.S. Treasury Bonds. China owns almost a fourth of the U.S. debt, owned by foreigners($1.09 Trillion), which is a ticking bomb. If China, withdraws this money, it would lead to the free fall of the dollar and start a currency war. However, time for the currency war would come in ‘Phase 2’.
Technological Supremacy – The Last Stumbling Block
In the last decade, China recognized that transfer of basic technology from the West is not going to help it realize its plan. Access to the latest and cutting edge, military and commercial technology was urgently needed. To achieve that aim, China introduced a new principle, ‘Besiege Wei to rescue Zhao’(When the enemy is too strong to be attacked directly, then attack something he holds dear). China’s strategy was to rob, replicate and replace. Rob the technologically advanced companies of its intellectual property (IP), replicate the technology, and replace the original company in the Chinese market in the present day and, globally, in the future.
China’s J-22 and J-31 fighter planes bear the striking resemblance to the American F-22 Raptor and F-35 respectively. Both the designs were stolen by a Chinese national named Su Bin, who got away with just 46 months in the U.S. federal prison, for his crime. Chinese hackers have been targeting dozens of western universities and private companies over the past many years to steal military-related maritime technology.
China is also desperate to make a passenger airplane, to break the American and the French monopoly. They have already hacked and stolen the airplane body designs. The airplanev(COMAC) is ready but it lacks a reliable engine. ‘Make in China 2025’, has been launched to fulfill all such dreams, and put China on a fast trajectory.
The question comes, how China gets away with all these thefts. The answer is simple, to escape the American legal system, China has an innovative strategy called, military-civil fusion. This means that IP theft is undertaken by the Chinese military. In case of any legal challenge in the American courts, the commercial venture washes it’s hands off the espionage, since the hacking and stealing was done by the military. This ‘Economic Warfare’ damages the enemy monetarily, and the ‘Psychological Warfare’ breaks the morale of the commercial entities and the military.
The quickest, and hassle-free way to get high-tech know-how is to invest in critical technology companies in the West. China has done exactly that. Understanding the intentions of China well, Western countries are worried about the safety of their technological innovation and national security. The investments have been done in the companies, involved in artificial intelligence, augmented reality/virtual reality, robotics, and financial technology.
China is already emerging as a leading country in the field of ‘Artificial Intelligence’(AI) and ‘Biotechnology’. Proficiency in the production of autonomous drones (UCAV, UCS, UUV), robotic swarms, and remote and nanorobot are taking China, to a different level of modern warfare. AI is revolutionizing the economic and psychological warfare. Imagine the repercussions of a deep-fake video of a military general or a President addressing the troops or the nation. The false dissemination could plunge a country into a civil war, or a war with another country. Go through this YouTube video to understand it better:
Today China has achieved all the aims of ‘Phase 1’. It is the number two economy in the world. It is technologically superior to most nations, and psychologically controlling the thoughts of every policymaker across the globe. In the year 2016, Chinese Premier Xi Jinping had indicated China’s readiness to move to ‘Phase 2’, he stated: “China has become a crucial factor in changing the world political and economic outlay. We need to work harder to turn our monetary strength into international institutional authority.” Is China preparing itself to implement the principle of: Exchange the roles of Host and Guest(Usurp leadership in a situation where you are normally subordinate)? However, the latest spread of pandemic, may force China to rethink its strategy. The sharp power is not working for China. The time may not be ripe for ‘Phase 2’. The world is waiting with bated breath, what would be China’s next move, and when would China undermine the superior American military, a very advanced American technology, the universal reserve currency US dollar, and the American’s world leadership position.
BEWARE THE WAR IS GETTING UGLIER
This is a regular working day in New York City, U.S.A. The lines outside the ATMs and Bank tellers are getting serpentine, and people are losing their patience, the banking servers have crashed. In a short while stock market servers crash, and airlines & train bookings are not accessible. Almost every online economic activity has ceased to exist, and it is happening across the country. In a short while, mobile services stop, emergency response system 911 crashes, and water supply to the American population stops. Then came the worst news, the power grids have crashed. The whole of America is a dark patch on the mother Earth, incommunicado; inaccessible, spiraling down the labyrinth. The United States is under attack, and the attackers are invisible.
The scenario is very scary and is not from any Sci-Fi movie. It could be a very much plausible war in the near future, happening in any city, in any country, across the globe. Are we, knowingly or unknowingly moving towards the last phases of World War III.
PHASE 2 – UTTER CHAOS
To put mighty America off-balance, China would once again draw heavily from its ancient wisdom. “Steal the Firewood from under the Pot”(Take out the leading argument or asset of your target, denying your enemy the resources needed to oppose you).
COERCIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE
On 12 March this year, Song Zhiping, former party committee secretary stated, “China will turn crisis into opportunity. It will transform, upgrade, and strengthen its position in the international industry chain”. Beijing Administrative Review Committee put it this way: “With the globalization of the epidemic and the general frustration of the global economy, China’s drive for anti-epidemic manufacturing, including masks, medical devices, and technology systems can become new growth points for China’s foreign exports, thus providing strong support for China’s soft and hard power. The U.S. economy meanwhile will decline”.
Taking advantage of the pandemic, has China declared all-out chaos in the western hemisphere? Is China mixing and utilizing chaos, and subjugation theories together, or these are just Chinese mind games? This unique combination of chaos and subjugation can be analyzed under the prism of Chinese psychological warfare steps:
- Discredit the enemy leadership.
- Isolate the enemy country in the international community.
- Make the enemy’s strength it’s weakness.
- Make own weakness into a strength.
- Combine many war-making styles together.
- Continuously weaken the enemy’s war-making capability.
- Spread chaos and emerge as savior.
ANTI ACCESS – AREA DENIAL
A2/AD is a standard concept in a conventional war. It is an attempt to deny an adversary’s freedom of movement on the battlefield. China would take this concept to a different domain. This would cause the opponent to abandon a fight by altering his thinking, emotions, and persuading him that resistance is futile.
China identified two core strengths of the U.S., technological prowess and economic might, that were to be destroyed. China knows, to achieve this goal they should own the world’s data(military and civil), the network, and deny the same to the adversaries(refer my article China’s Information Warfare). The core thrust areas identified to achieve these objectives are:
- Artificial Intelligence
- 5 G Technology
- Quantum Computers
- Networking devices and equipment(China is a producer of 75% of mobiles and 90% of PCs of the world).
5G – THE KEY TO WORLD DATA
Dominance in the 5G(100 times faster than 4G) sphere gives China a chance, to route the data via homeland. China’s Huawei is the world’s largest and cheapest telecom equipment company. Chinese subsidies to the tune of $75 billion are undercutting Huawei’s European and South Korean competitors. However, It is getting resistance, the world over, due to espionage fears. To counter this fear China is making use of the best tool of communism, intimidation. China has threatened to scuttle a trade deal with Denmark and, retaliation against the German auto industry. Surprisingly the tactics are working, the UK, and Germany have gone against it’s NATO partner, the U.S.A., and have agreed to allow a partial entry for Huawei.
OTHER MEANS OF TAKING OWNERSHIP OF THE WORLD DATA
In 2015, Amazon Prime Video found a tiny microchip that wasn’t part of the original board design of their servers. Servers were supplies by Elemental Technology, and the motherboards by Super Micro Computer Inc. The technology had been used for Olympic Games, International Space Station, CIA drones, Defense data centers, and the U.S. Naval warships. Amazon reported the discovery to U.S. authorities, sending a shudder through the intelligence community. Super Micro’s motherboards were in use all over America. Chinese spies had infiltrated Super Micro and checkmated America. The Americans had no clue, how much data had fallen in the Chinese hands.
Internet is the best tool for hacking and stealing data. The Chinese hackers have capabilities to disable the DNS(internet) services, in the world. They can also disrupt power grids, cut the water supply, disable railways, or blow up factories. But the most dangerous aspect is that they can make mighty American fighter jets, F15 and F35($100 million apiece) useless, without firing a shot. Hackers can hack into the fighter jet’s systems, and collect reams of data from video cameras and sensors while the jets are in flight. They can also shorten the range of missiles and other weapon systems.
Gathering data is a relatively easy task for China, but that plethora of data is of no use if one cannot extract useful information and make use of that information. To do that China is heavily investing in AI and Quantum Computer technology.
QUANTUM SUPREMACY AND THE END OF SPACE RACE
The conventional wisdom and systems are fragile and represent the World War II-era mentality. Quantum Computer is one path-breaking idea that has shaken all conventional ideas. The current 53-qubit quantum processor(Sycamore) needs only 200 seconds to complete a problem that would have required 10,000 years on a supercomputer. Those are mind-boggling speeds and match the Chinese requirements. China is a leader in this domain and would love to dominate the rest of the world. Quantum computers would make current encryption and password systems useless. Quantum Technology, would help in detecting the stealth planes, ships(Stealth Radar), and submarines(Quantum Magnetometer). However, the same technology would provide unique quantum stealth, jamming free positioning(QPS); and communication to own forces. China has the world’s first quantum lab and quantum science satellite, capable of sending quantum-encrypted messages.
Once China harnesses such God-like powers, it would assign a ‘Social Credit Score’ to every human being existing on this planet. That exercise has already been completed in their own country, and it would be the rest of the world’s turn. China would be able to track each and every individual with impunity. It would watch you from the CCTV outside your home, a satellite passing over you would keep a watch on all your movements, keep a check on your credit status, your eating and shopping habits. The most important aspect would be knowing your political views, so that dosage of fake narrative can be decided. Welcome to the Orwellian world of China. Watch this video to understand it better:
Chinese Way of life: Coming Soon in Your County
China owns anti-satellite laser weapons, which can permanently blind spy satellites and stops them from gathering information. Chinese hackers can shut down satellites, denying access to their services, jam, or spoof the signals from satellites, creating chaos for vital infrastructures like electric grids, water networks, and transportation systems. Hackers can change the satellite’s orbits and crash them into other satellites. Hackers could also hack the satellites before their launch, and place artificially intelligent software routines (logic bombs) inside spacecraft control systems. These could be activated when a certain signal is received or an on board condition is met. A similar kind of logic bomb could have been involved in the crash of India’s ‘Chandrayaan’, while it was landing on the dark side of the moon’s surface.
Are Satellites Hackable – Courtesy YouTube
END OF CHAOS THEORY AND DEATH OF DOLLAR
Six years ago China’s Commerce Ministry on its official website had this flashing: “RMB will replace USD in the next 15 years”. The U.S. and the rest of the west laughed at it. In 2019, 90% of international transactions and 60% of all foreign reserves in the world were in U.S. dollars. But the midst of pandemic China has sounded the bugle of Subjugation. After years of wait, China’s government released a timeline for rolling out its new digital currency. Experts cite that China’s digital currency bypasses the SWIFT, which keeps track of all the transactions. This would achieve two goals, firstly it would attempt to replace the dollar as a universal currency, secondly in the subjugation phase, the asymmetric war would be fought by militias, and their payments would not be traceable. However, rolling out the digital currency could be the implementation of another Chinese principal, ‘Beat the Grass to Startle the Snake’(Do something without aim, but make it so spectacular as to provoke a response of the enemy, thereby giving away his plans or position), since after the pandemic China is not sure, what western powers are planning.
The world is satisfied with China and is questioning the conspiracy theorists. Their question is ‘Why would China rock the boat?’. Frankly speaking, the world, and especially the western world doesn’t understand China and their line of thinking. China does long term planning and with clearly defined goals. The present goals are based on principles of ‘Sacrifice the Plum Tree to Preserve the Peach Tree’ (Sacrifice short-term objectives in order to gain the long-term goal) and ‘Injure yourself to gain the Enemy’s trust’ (Lull the enemy into lowering his guard since he no longer considers you to be an immediate threat).
The present pandemic lowers the Chinese growth rate to 1.2% followed by 8% next year. However, all the western economies would be in recession, and by the time they would plan to recover China would use another arrow from its quiver.
PHASE 3 – SUBJUGATION
BACK TO DARK AGES – YEAR 2030
Chinese technology, currency, economy, and fake narrative would rule the world. The world leaders opposing the Chinese writ would be removed, mostly by turning their people against them (e.g. Nepal, not certain about N Korea though). People of a certain age and above, world over could be dying due to a virus from human-monkey chimera developed in a secretive Chinese lab. The human-machine hybrid militia would roam the cities with impunity. A two million strong hackers team using AI and quantum computers would control every aspect of life, across the globe. Hydrogen-Boron Fusion (HB11) would end China’s energy dependence on the Middle East, and plunge ME into a never ending civil war. Under the guise of regular military exercises, China would catch Taiwan off guard, and unify it with the mainland. However, the Quad fleets, stuck in their World War II mindset would be patrolling the high seas looking for unknown enemies, in the regular places. The difference between the people, who know and who don’t would be worst than the dark ages.
The time is now or never, else Chinese dream of being sole Superpower by the year 2049 could fast forward to 2030, and all the Winston Smiths of the world would be learning Mandarin in their respective ‘Confucius Institutes’.
“Only by using non-destructive weapons that can kill many people will we be able to reserve America for ourselves. There has been rapid development of modern biological technology, and new bio-weapons have been invented one after another. Of course, we have not been idle…. We are capable of achieving our purpose of ‘cleaning up’ America all of a sudden”
GENERAL CHI HAOTIAN