Foolish Comments by PLA Admiral Zhang Zhaozhong

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  1. john70

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    The US Navy’s next-generation warship, the 15,000-ton Zumwalt-class destroyer, is no good and can be destroyed by Chinese fishing boats armed with explosives, according to a leading Chinese military commentator, People’s Liberation Army Rear Adm. Zhang Zhaozhong.


    Adm. Zhang made the remarks April 30 during a nationwide broadcast of “Defense Review Weekly,” a program on state-run China Central TV. The admiral has been the station’s chief military commentator since 1998.


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    Zhang Zhaozhong
    Zumwalt-class destroyers are one of the US Navy’s newest, most-advanced and most-expensive vessels. They have a rich history of budgetary and technological debates.

    Ultimately, the destroyers survived several Washington budget cuts. Three of them are under construction at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine; the lead ship, USS Elmo Zumwalt DDG-1000, named for former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., is scheduled to be completed a year from now.

    The new destroyer will play a significant role in what the Navy calls its “mace weapons” that are part of the new American military strategy in the Asia-Pacific, especially China.

    The strategy will focus on land-attack capabilities in littoral battles. It will use some of the most-advanced technologies and weapons innovations, including a revolutionary stealth design that reduces radar and sonar signatures to the lowest level of any destroyers in the world.

    It includes the Advanced Gun System featuring a high-tech electronic rail gun that is battery powered using electromagnetic pulse, and a Peripheral Vertical Launch System that will significantly reduce the damage of a missile battery explosion.

    China pays close attention to Navy weapons development as Beijing regards American naval power as the most significant and most tangible military threat to its regional and global ambitions.

    For the past several years, China has engaged in fierce oceanic and littoral disputes with almost all of its neighbors with shorelines. It is a rare day that passes without some mention of the U.S. Navy and its role in the South China, East China and the Yellow seas in a potential future battle scenario with the Chinese navy.

    In his remarks, Adm. Zhang acknowledged the technological prowess of the Zumwalt destroyer but stated that he believes it represents a weakness, rather than strength, because the ship “places all eggs in one basket” of making various technologies vulnerable and unwieldy to design and operate.

    “I can send several dozen small fishing boats loaded with explosives, floating and wobbly in the water, inching toward the Zumwalt, place the explosives onto its hulls [and] blow many holes in the hull. It will be finished then. The Zumwalt is no good!” the admiral remarked with his signature optimism.


    Widely known as China’s “Adm. Gaffe,” Adm. Zhang is a chief weapons specialist and strategist for the Chinese navy, currently serving as a professor at the Chinese military’s Defense University.

    The most famous military face on Chinese national TV for the past decade, Adm. Zhang frequently entertains the nation with consistent miscalculations and wacky predictions.

    He asserted that the U.S. would never attack Saddam Hussein for fear of getting mired in a Stalingrad-like “people’s war” in Baghdad. That was the day before the assault started in 2003.

    He assured the Chinese nation hours before Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s demise that Libyan rebels failed to locate Gaddafi’s hiding place.

    And one day before North Korea’s failed satellite launch April 14, the admiral announced on Chinese national television that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would have an “80 percent probability of a launch success.”

    Two weeks ago, Adm. Zhang predicted India had only a 60 percent probability of success in launching the Agni-5 ICBM. A couple of days later, India launched the rocket, which was reported to be a 100 percent success.
     
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    :wtf: :wtf:

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    Is this how they are taught? China is truly amusing!
     
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    sound like stupid rumor or false stuff. i have hard time belief chinese admiral lack the intelligent to say something this stupid.
     
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    Actually the article gives the reference : Adm. Zhang made the remarks April 30 during a nationwide broadcast of “Defense Review Weekly,” a program on state-run China Central TV. The admiral has been the station’s chief military commentator since 1998


    And he is supposed to do this quiet frequently as the article gives examples at the end.
     
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    Inside China: Admiral says China can destroy destroyers - Washington Times

    :rofl: :rofl:


    :bplease:
     
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    You have to find the ship first dummy. Engaging it comes after. You can decide if you want to use a DF-21 or fishing boats to engage. I would rather suggest using the DF-21 first. You can send your fishermen after.

    Chinese Zaid Hamid?
     
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    You got to be kidding me! :wtfcat:

    China also copied Paki Zaid Hamid :pound:
     
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    Damned, dare you make fun of our respectable general who administrate the special branch of Chinese strategic force?
    In the name of 3rd Artillery Force, you will suffer! you will all suffer!
    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    People from Free World will also suffer? :scared1:
     
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    Common guys.... we all know Adm. Zhang was joking.... is joking a crime or what?
     
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    :pmegusta:
     
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    He is much more powerful than the king of soccer, Pele. Anyone he blessed will lose, anyone he cursed will win.
     
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    Chinese Defence University must be very professional looking at Mr.Zhang's intellectual faps!

    And he professes strategy & weapons to young chinese minds!

    Now we know why CCP has shytheads who claim Chinese ownership over anything & everything!

    I feel sorry for PLAAN which nurtures & consults genius like Zhang
     
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    Sir Admiral need to keep up with the real world..
     
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    Well he should know if he is admiral that modern warships have small calliber automatic cannons and machine guns for close range engagements and if some fishing boat will go too close it will be attacked... and I doubt that any fishing boat will survive a 25mm or 30mm HE round.
     
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    Maybe Chinese fishing boats have some hi-tech plasma shield which will protect not only the boat but also its personal until they patiently plant their explosives all over the hull of enemy destroyer.

    Somebody from Dragon-land, tell me that I am wrong!
     
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    How fun. an entire thread without even a single source. Who is the author of this article and how do we know the admiral said what he said.

    I just love how everyone swallow the whole thing without even asking for a source.

    And they say chinese ppl are brainwashed...:rofl:
     
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    How about you go and read post #5 ?

    I dont know if Chinese people are brainwashed but they surely seem to be ignorant

    or is it the problem with English ?

    or too much use of rolling smileys blurring the vision?
     
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    Inside China: Admiral says China can destroy destroyers - Washington Times

    Happy now? :lol: You are in so much denial, its not even funny man.
     
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    Inside China: Admiral says China can destroy destroyers - Washington Times

    Hope it's not censored there in PRC ... as your own Government dont trust their High IQ Slaves with Superior intellect .... :rofl::rofl:
     
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