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In 1989 China faced a military crisis. China was about to become an ex-superpower. In 1989, Major General Yang Huan, Chinese deputy commander of the second artillery (Strategic Rocket Forces), wrote a paper in the National Defense Review. Yang admitted that China had to improve rapidly the red nuclear missile force or face third-rank global status.
General Yang outlined three areas absolutely necessary for China to “improve” its aging “first generation” of nuclear missiles. General Yang’s three goals were to improve “the survivability … the striking ability … [And] the penetration technology of strategic weapons.” According to Yang, “accuracy and power are chief factors used to judge weapon striking power.”
Yang wrote in 1989 that China’s strategic missiles were cumbersome, inaccurate and unreliable. Yang predicted that in the near future American anti-missile defenses would halt any Chinese missile attack. According to Yang, “strategic weapons can be used in actual fighting only when they can penetrate enemy defenses and reach and strike the target a necessary condition to protect itself and destroy a target.”
Yang’s fear was that America would deploy a “Star Wars” system large enough to neutralize China’s nuclear missile force but small enough to not threaten Russia. The U.S./Iraq Gulf war that followed Yang’s article was filled with nightly battles between Patriot and SCUD. The results from the Iraq war accelerated the military view that anti-missile systems could neutralize Chinese rocket forces.
In 1994, General Ding Henggao served as chairman of the Commission on
Science, Technology and National Defense Industry (COSTIND). General Ding solved China’s nuclear strategic problems.
In 1994, General Ding wrote a small article titled “Reforming Defense Science, Technology and Industry” that appeared in China Military Science. Ding wrote “in a future anti-aggression war, our country will uphold the concept of active defense. It means that active defense is not just defensive, it is offensive as well. Our air-defense weapons system and even the whole weapons system should have two capabilities. It could greatly help overall quality and effectiveness if we possess one or two effective weapons that can assume the offensive.”
In 1994 COSTIND took the offensive — target USA. COSTIND Vice Minister, Lt. General Shen met and consummated a series of satellite deals with Bernard Schwartz, the CEO of Loral. The technology obtained from the COSTIND/Loral deals saved China billions in missile R&D and turned the Second Corps into a deadly force of thermonuclear war.
The Loral operation led by General Shen revealed the many flaws in Chinese missile guidance and control systems. Improvements in rocket electronics design and guidance system assembly obtained directly from Loral were quickly applied to the Second Artillery’s force of CSS strategic missiles. Loral engineers eagerly improved Chinese nuclear missile accuracy and reliability to near state-of-the-art.
Previous flight test results indicated that almost half of the CSS class missile force would fail due to bad guidance. Today, China operates with the verified results from Long March test flights funded by U.S. satellite launches. The Chinese missile force will perform flawlessly, dropping nuclear payloads within yards of any target on Earth. The second artillery has a reliable global reach with powerful accuracy thanks to the successful COSTIND operation with Loral.
General Shen also led the successful penetration of Hughes in the purchase of ASIASAT satellites. Again, through a series of meetings with Brown and U.S. Commerce officials, Shen or his operatives in front companies secured whole satellites from Hughes. The Hughes satellites provide the Chinese army with secure communications that are invulnerable to earth combat and highly accurate all weather navigation for strike bombers and missiles.
In addition, the Hughes satellites provide direct TV and cable TV broadcasts to most of Asia. Thus, cable and pay-per-view services help pay for the Chinese army satellites. The brilliant planning and logistics mean that Chinese military communications pay for themselves.
Another Hughes deal — the HS GEM satellite with a unique 40-foot antenna will provide COSTIND owned Asia-Pacific mobile telecom with 16,000 secure voice channels, using man portable phones and radios. The APMT satellite can be used not only to provide secure military communications but the spacecraft also has “Passive ELINT interception capacity” — or the ability to listen in on a wide variety of earth signals, including military communications.
The COSTIND penetration of Hughes was so successful that General Shen managed to get his son, Shen Jun, a job at Hughes as the lead software engineer for all Chinese satellites. According to Hughes, Shen Jun had access to “proprietary” satellite source code. Shen’s access made sure that no secret back doors or special computer virus traps were included inside the Hughes spacecraft by American intelligence services such as the NSA.
COSTIND General Ding also spearheaded penetrations of American military technology, using his relatives. Ding’s wife, Madam Nie Li, formed a “commercial” company called Galaxy New Technology. Madam Nie, using contacts with Commerce Secretary Brown and Defense Secretary Perry, purchased secure, real-time, fiber optic communications systems from American companies.
The Galaxy New Technology secure fiber optic network is invulnerable to interference from nuclear attack and currently serves as the communications backbone for the General Logistics Division of the Chinese Army. Madam Nie did have some technical assistance from other COSTIND officials. Colonel Deng Changru, director of PLA communications, and Colonel Xie Zhichao, director of PLA electronics, are also members of Galaxy New Technology.
Other COSTIND units working with the Ministry of Posts, China Great Wall Industries and China Aerospace, penetrated Motorola using satellite orbit contracts as paying bait for Iridium spacecraft. Motorola scientists eagerly modified, tested and verified a Long March satellite orbit bus that is capable of deploying two Iridium satellites.
In September 1998, the CIA testified before the Senate National Security Committee that the Motorola technology is being modified by China to double the number of nuclear warheads on the CSS strategic missile. The Motorola transfer also allowed China to upgrade their DF-15 (DONG FENG – Maoist slogan “East Wind”) missile with maneuvering warheads that can avoid American anti-missile defenses such as Patriot and Standard. Motorola transfers significantly upgraded the nuclear firepower and accuracy of Chinese weapons. Motorola technology transfers mean that Chinese warheads can now “penetrate enemy defenses.”
President Clinton wrote the waivers for Hughes, Loral and Motorola. President Clinton took money directly from COSTIND operations in the form of donations from the same American companies, and in some cases, donations directly from COSTIND related front companies. President Clinton paraded many of the projects as part of his golden era of economic expansion. President Clinton personally arranged for Loral CEO Bernard Schwartz to meet COSTIND Vice Minister General Shen.
The spectacular success of this single Chinese army unit turned China into a regional power that dominates Asia and a world power capable of flexing military force anywhere on earth. It is no surprise that General Ding and COSTIND recently won the honors of the Chinese communist party. In early October 1998, Vice Premiere Zhu Rongji selected COSTIND over the Chinese Army Central Military Command (CMC) to run all space programs, including manned space flight.
COSTIND won out over the older regular Army staff officers in the CMC for an obvious reason. General Ding is the most successful Chinese military commander since Mao. Mao took Mainland China in 1949 after fighting a 20-year war against both the warlords and the Imperial Japanese Army. General Ding turned the Second Artillery Corps — the Chinese strategic missile force — into a feared world power and defeated America without firing a shot in the short span of six years.
General Ding and COSTIND will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mao’s revolution with a PLA space rocket. In July 1999, China will orbit a manned spacecraft. That craft will be under the command of COSTIND and a tribute to Ding. The new space powers granted to COSTIND are a reward to Vice Minister General Shen Rou-jun and Minister General Ding Ganghao for their brilliant and successful penetration of the Clinton White House.
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