Recent reports have pointed out that China might have tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in Aug of 2021. This news has taken the pentagon by surprise. But why is it so alarming? Let's have a deeper look into the matter. Financial Times first reported on Oct 17 that China had tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in Aug. A hypersonic missile is a missile that flies at a speed more than Mach 5 or 5 times the speed of sound. Hypersonic missiles have existed for a
China has rapidly transformed from a country with nearly 80% of its people living in poverty to a nation with the second-largest economy. It has averaged its economic growth at 10%. Estimates suggest that China’s GDP would surpass that of the US by 2028. It has already surpassed the US in terms of Purchasing power parity. But will it be able to get to the position of No.1 in the world? The answer clearly seems NO. Projected GDP growth rate Today China is the world’s factory.
Once there was a time when China was one of the most sophisticated civilizations in the world. They discovered everything from the compass, to printing, to gunpowder, to making paper. China and India put together were the economic powerhouse of the entire world. But after the Industrial Revolution and with the coming of the era of colonization this started changing. And then there was a massive decline in its presence on the world stage. The British attacked. Then were the Ja
During the cold war, the Soviet Union stationed many sleeper agents of KGB in Washington and many other prominent cities of the US. Their goal was to remain unofficially undercover for a very long time, in fact for their whole lifetime. They were disguised as American citizens and spoke English as good as the Americans. This program was one of the most secretive of all of KGB’s programs. It was headed by a branch called Directorate S which would oversee the operations. The ch