Russia’s Military Experts Worried About China
Stealing Submarine Technology
Recently, China and Russia signed an arms sale preliminary
agreement which drew media attention.
Some media said China will purchase Amur-class submarines
from Russia which only began service in Russia’s Navy last year.
However, in Russia, there are arguments if selling Amur-class
submarines to China is the right thing or not.
Voice of America (VOA) reported that on Saturday Igor Vilnit,
head of submarine designer bureau spoke up.
He said because China will most likely copy such advanced
submarines, Russia should decide at the political level if they should be sold to China.
VOA cited a Russia military expert who was worried that
China will copy and obtain their advanced technology.
So Russia has hesitated on this deal.
This Russia expert said: “Russia wants China
to promise that they won’t copy.
However, everyone understands that
if China wants to copy, their promise won’t work.
If China was sued about reproducing Russian technology,
it won’t have any results.
So in Russia, many people believe that to sell such
advanced weapons to China is a big risk.”
Henan Villagers Clash With Police Against Land Seizures
On March 29th, villagers in Renyan village, Huaibin County,
Henan Province clashed with police against land seizures.
Hundreds of armed men fought with villagers. One person
was killed, dozens were badly injured, many were arrested.
The Epoch Times website reported that
in order to seize 6,000 mu of farmland,
Huaibin local government sent 1000 armed men with
200 vehicles to the village and forcibly flattened the farmland.
Villagers came to prevent them,
but were beaten by armed police and thugs.
Witnesses said that women and the elderly were also attacked.
Local villagers said the government made a plan for the action.
The police blocked the roads stopping entry into the village,
neighboring villagers came to support but couldn’t get in.
Inside the village, residents’ mobile phones and
video cameras were grabbed and confiscated.
Thousands Of Anhui Former Military Personnel Protest
On March 31st, thousands of former military personnel
held protest in Hefei City, Anhui Province.
Protesters hold banners: “Assign us jobs according to the law”.
They paraded in front of Anhui provincial government building.
Traffic was blocked, many special armed police arrived.
Sources said that these former military staff went to appeal
many times to Anhui provincial government, but with no result.