Recent media reports in China frequently mention debris fallout from the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) rocket launches. Unfortunately, these shards appear to be out of control and potentially deadly to the world’s people.
- 1: On Sept. 27, 2021, the CCP used the Long Mar. 3 B aviation rocket to launch the 10th test satellite at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
- According to official media reports, at 16:20 on Sept. 27, the CCP used the Long Mar. 3 B carrier rocket to launch test satellite ten at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The satellite’s functioning circumstances were irregular during the rocket flight.
- Netizens revealed that the wreckage of the aircraft carrier missile fell in many places in China. As a result, several internet users concluded that the rocket detonated in mid-flight, scattering huge and small debris across a vast area.
- 2: On Apr. 29, 2021, the Long Mar. 5 B rocket carrying the core module of China’s Tianhe space station launched from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Center in Hainan province, southern China.
- The rocket was successfully launched into orbit, the first of 11 flights required to complete China’s first permanent space station by 2022.
- Media reports warned that the core stage of this rocket fell back to Earth “out of control.”
- The remnants of the rocket eventually fell into the Indian Ocean after ten days of freefall.
- 3: On Sept. 7, 2020, the Tai Ruan satellite launch center launched the Long Mar. 4 B rocket carrying the Cao Fen 11 satellite into orbit according to the schedule. According to the Secret China newspaper quoting China Central Television (CCTV), the missile flew 500 km, then crashed and exploded near people’s houses.
- One rocket booster fell from the sky and exploded on a hillside near a house some 500 kilometers from the launch location. Locals recorded a video showing the vast rocket engine as it fell smashing into a hillside in San Yao town, Luonan County, Shaanxi province, China.
- NASA said that developing countries in the space industry must minimize risks to people and property and maximize transparency. Unfortunately, China has failed to meet “responsible standards” in the region on both counts.
- Why are Chinese missiles so often faulty and out of control?
‘Take a shortcut to take the lead’: Stealing technology
It’s not just Chinese missiles, but many other Chinese technology products are often faulty. On April 29, China’s first permanent space station, aboard the Long Mar. 5 B rocket, was successfully launched into orbit, the first of 11 flights required to complete China’s first permanent space station by 2022.
How does the CCP steal US technology?
Many startups in Silicon Valley, USA, need capital. The CCP does not hesitate to use federal money to invest in U.S. startups to embrace next-generation technology.
Products researched and developed by startups with CCP investment include aerospace rocket engines, self-driving naval ship radars, flexible display devices, printers used in the cockpit of a fighter plane, etc.
In 2017, Ken Wilcox, the retired president of Silicon Valley Bank, revealed that three Chinese state-owned enterprises invited him to be their representative and buy technology in a short period of six months, but he refused. “Three companies have all expressed that they have received instructions from Beijing but do not know what to buy,” they said. “They need almost all kinds of technology.”
The “301 investigation report” of the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published in November 2018 mentioned the investment company Danhua Capital, which used China’s venture capital to help the CCP obtain cutting-edge technology and American intellectual property.
China’s technology theft goes far beyond the scope of commercial espionage
The CCP calls this tactic “the vast ocean of people’s war,” that is, using all possible people, including official spies, hackers, international students, reporters, and so on. Migrants from mainland China working in Western companies seduce Westerners and take advantage to steal Western technology secrets.
Su Bin, a Chinese permanent resident in Canada, was sentenced to five years in prison in 2016 for stealing technology secrets from the F-35, the U.S. stealth fighter China has long sought. Su Bin cooperated with two hackers in the Chinese military. After infiltrating the computer system of Lockheed Martin, they stole trade secrets of the company’s research and manufacturing secrets of the F-35 stealth aircraft.
In addition to the F-35, Bin’s group also stole documents about the F-22 stealth fighter. The investigation also discovered that Bin’s group also stole technology secrets about Boeing C-17 strategic transport aircraft and stole 65 Gigabytes of data from Boeing’s system. The J-20 stealth aircraft China has recently introduced is similar to the U.S. F-22 aircraft, while the FC-31 small plane is an imitation of Lockheed Martin’s F-35.
On Dec. 20, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice prosecuted two Chinese nationals who were part of China’s “APT 10” hacker organization. From 2006 to 2018, the complaint indicates that APT 10 had close ties to the CCP and carried out a series of large-scale hacker attacks, stealing a large amount of information from more than 45 organizations, including NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy, and healthcare, biotech, financial, manufacturing, oil, and gas sectors.
Christopher Wray, director of the FBI, said, “China’s goal is to replace the United States as the world’s leading superpower, and they are using all kinds of illegal tricks to achieve this goal.”