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Pp 55-88, 89-92. 48. 105 The Role of Space in the Chinese View of Future Warfare Consequently, the PLA has written at length on the likely mission requirements for effective exploitation of space, including in support of joint operations. Key space missions include: A. B. C. D. E. Determining political, military, economic, communications and other strategic targets of potential enemies. Tracking the deployment of enemy forces, as well as their compliance with international treaties. Monitoring enemy forces, to forestall the prospect of surprise attacks.

If cadets are not listening in their political classes, then they are not getting the message about ethics either. How the PLA handles this aspect of PME in the future bears watching. In sum, what the PLA has created are the beginnings of a solid and well developed PME system. The next ten years will determine whether or not they can consolidate and build on that beginning. 96 “A Discussion of Reform and Development of Military Academies and Development Oriented Toward the New Century,” Zhongguo junshi kexue, No.

147 These are helping to connect the PRC more thoroughly, as well as rapidly bringing phone service where landlines remain uneconomical. Meteorological Satellites: Fengyun Series. The first Chinese meteorological satellite, Fengyun-1 (FY-1) was not launched until 1988. With its launch, the PRC demonstrated an ability to undertake sun-synchronous, polar orbits. This was followed by the Fengyun-2, the PRC’s first geosynchronous satellite. The FY-1 originally had five channels for visible light and IR measurements, but the third FY-1 had 10 such sensors, increasing its ability to view clouds, land, and sea.

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