China has 50 million children in military training camps

@estherlou (5017)
United States
September 5, 2007 10:54pm CST
The compulsory training takes place at camps run by the People’s Liberation Army and is shrouded in secrecy. Young people in the camps are taught self-defense and study advanced weaponry, including American Black Hawk helicopters and aircraft carriers. US has noticed: #China's military spending has increased 17.8% this year. # The Pentagon said this week that computer hackers gained access to an e-mail system in the office of Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The report came after the Financial Times newspaper quoted officials as saying that Chinese army hackers broke into a Defense Department network in June and removed data. # The German magazine Der Spiegel recently reported that Chinese hackers had also invaded computers at four German ministries, infecting them with spy programs. German officials reportedly believed the hackers could be associated with the People’s Liberation Army. #A report from the Defense Intelligence Agency disclosed that the Chinese army was operating more than 2,000 front companies inside the U.S. as of early 2002. One such company, China United Airlines, is actually owned by the People’s Liberation Army Air Force. #According to a June report in the Washington Times, China is supplying the Taliban with advanced weapons, including surface-to-air missiles, to be used to kill Americans. And we are still on good trade relations with this country?
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@herrbaggs (1308)
• United States
11 Sep 07
I quess americans need to start training there children in the use of chop sticks and develop a taste for chop suey. The chinese will be taking us over and all we will be doing is blathering on about gay rights, abortion, Hilary clinton, Walmarts pay scale, universal healthcare and school prayer. I personaly think the next generation will see the end of what we now call the american way of life. I am not a doom and gloomer, but if it waddles like a duck and it looks like a duck it most likely is a duck. Peking duck!
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@herrbaggs (1308)
• United States
26 Sep 07
Hey don't argue with me, I know everything. Its not bathing duck it is peeking duck.
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
6 Sep 07
I beleive that China's ultimate goal is to destroy the US from within and rule the world. It is only a matter of time before they become the largest military force in the world, dwarfing ours. We will be hard pressed to stop them. We have been digging our own grave by supporting China economically. They are still a communist nation for the most part.
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@suscan (1955)
• United States
12 Sep 07
I agree with this thought. China has been getting more and more powerful.
@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
23 Oct 07
Trade agreements are about money and nothing else. What happened to breaking trade relations when a country had poor civil rights pollicies? I try not to buy anything made in China. But that has become almost impossible. Maybe the lead paint scare will wake some folks up. But I doubt it. Americans really don't care about anyone elses civil rights.
• United States
15 Sep 07
Sounds like we need to encourage our law makers to think hard about scansions against trade against china if all is true. If we do not trade with them would then send weapons to the taliban? I feel they would not. With Russia not liking us again and now China on the side of the taliban, and North Korea making nuclear bombs what are we headed to another world war? It scares me at times, I think sometimes our leaders has pushed there power around to much and need to come home and start taking care of our own and not sticking our noses in everybodies business then we might be liked more.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
14 Sep 07
These are very scary thoughts. We seem to be so pre-occupied with the middle east and Korea and Africa ...well face it..most of the rest of the world, that we don't see that China has the potential to become a major player in a very short period of time. What scares me is that they don't have the infrastructure to control their own, they are out of control, from toxic food, to poisonous toys. If we aren't more careful, they will get rid of us without a weapon, but through their imports. If radical groups get hold of their weaponry - there will be no stopping them.
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@academic2 (7009)
• Uganda
14 Sep 07
The concept of super power on the world scene is not static, it is very dynamic and time is the biggest teller. Look, in the acient times, it was Ceacer and the Roman Empire, then in the late 19th Centuary it was Napoleon and France, then Hitler and Germany took the world stage and handed the button of superpowerdom to the United States. Let the Americans not rest on their lourels as the everlasting superpower-all indications are that China is gong to be the ruler of the world, trust those not so tall stock of human beings, they are shrewd and resillient, and they never never give up on what they want!
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@suscan (1955)
• United States
12 Sep 07
This is rather scary but not at all surprising, We need to keep a very watchful eye on China. Foreign countries should not be allowed to own property in the United States, I know it is an economic measure, but there must be some alternative
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• United States
23 Oct 07
I'm not sure. But anyway, I feel bad that these children are in military training camps.