Technological Theft: China’s J-20 Stealth Fighter Has American DNA

How is this possible?

by Task and Purpose | The National Interest

There’s a reason for this: In 2007, Lockheed Martin dealt with something of a cyber Ocean’s 11 when Chinese hackers stole technical documents related to the development of the F-35. Continues

Could the Violent Protests in Hong Kong Backfire?

The recent turn toward violence is souring initial positive impressions.

by Olivia Enos | The National Interest

A July 1 protest is nothing new for Hong Kong. That’s the anniversary of Britain’s handover of Hong Kong to China.

But this year, the protest turned violent—a sharp contrast to the largely peaceful protests that had taken place in the weeks preceding, when millions of people took to the streets to oppose a proposed extradition law that would permit individuals to be sent to China at Beijing’s bidding.… Continues

F-35 in Trouble? Dispute with Lockheed Martin Means No More American F-35 Deliveries

Uh oh.

by Dario Leone | The National Interest

At the heart of the dispute is the government’s inspection of the planes during Lockheed’s production, which failed to discover problems with the fastenings, the sources said.

A dispute with Lockheed Martin over a production mistake on the F-35 has prompted the Pentagon and at least two foreign countries from accepting deliveryof new aircraft.… Continues

Taiwan’s Status is a Geopolitical Absurdity

The island is not recognized by its most important ally, faces an existential threat from territory it claims as its own and its sovereign status is being gradually erased by companies seeking to preserve access to the world’s largest market.

By CHRIS HORTON | The Atlantic

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen (C),and Defence Minister Yen Teh-fa (2nd R) pose for photo after visiting the 6th Army Command, ahead of Lunar New Year, in Taoyuan, Taiwan January 25, 2019.

Exclusive: Airbus, Boeing indicate they may pull out of Canada fighter jet race – sources

By David Ljunggren | Reuters

FILE PHOTO: A real-size mock of F-35 fighter jet is displayed at Japan International Aerospace Exhibition in Tokyo

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Airbus SE <AIR.PA> and Boeing Co <BA.N> may pull out of a bidding process to supply Canada with new fighter jets because they say the contest is unfairly tilted towards Lockheed Martin Corp <LMT.N>,… Continues

Hong Kong protesters moot Bank of China ‘stress test’ after latest clashes

By Elaine YU | AFP

Sunday night saw fresh political violence break out in Hong Kong’s Mongkok district (AFP Photo/HECTOR RETAMAL)

Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong began circulating plans on Monday to “stress test” the Bank of China in their bid to keep pressure on the city’s pro-Beijing leaders, after five people were arrested in the latest clashes with police.… Continues