Monthly Archives: October 2007

China’s Military Might Reaches the Final Frontier

When a Chinese medium-range ballistic missile fired from the Xichang space centre in Sichuan Province destroyed an old Chinese weather satellite in low earth orbit at an altitude of 864km a few minutes later, there was a subtle shift in the balance of power which is only now beginning to be understood. Continue reading


China’s Age-Old Problem

This article first appeared in October 2007 in The Irish Times and is reproduced here with their kind permission.

With a rapidly aging population will China seem such a good investment in 15 years?

Richard Whelan says the demographic challenges facing China are a fact of life already for France, Germany and Japan.

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