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China’s Hypersonic Weapons

The Financial Times reported this week that China tested a new hypersonic weapons system in August 2021. The missile circled the globe before speeding towards the target. It missed its mark by two dozen miles, however, the test showed astounding progress China has made in developing this technology. Later, the Financial Times reported that...

China Tech Dispatch: Issue 4

Cognitive Warfare and Questioning Efficacy of Tech Superiority in War Cognitive Warfare (认知战) An article in PLA Daily about ‘cognitive warfare’ (认知战) presents it as the new domain of battle along with the physical domain. The author argues that we have now entered the era of “Comprehensive Cognitive Warfare” ( 全域认知战 )....

China Tech Dispatch: Issue 3

Smart Borders, Intelligent Combat, Constructing Future Battlefields, and Hypersonic Missile with AI Smart Borders and Smart Coastal Defence System This week, multiple articles focussed on the construction of “smart borders” and “smart coastal defense system” using advanced technologies. This article advocates the use of new-generation information technologies such as big data, cloud...

The PLA Insight: Issue no 114

China-India Brief: 13 CC Meeting, Barahoti, Tawang, China’s Kashmir Policy; Taiwan; Shenzhou 13; China’s Engagement in the Arctic; Hypersonic Weapons I. The Big Story: China-India Brief It’s been 14 days since I wrote the previous issue of the newsletter on October 2, 2021. I thought that China’s National Day Golden Week...

MisDisMal-Information 52: Of it’s (not just) the false information, stupid

This is an excerpt from Edition 51 of MisDisMal-Information For the complete edition, go to: Of it’s (not just) the false information, stupid – by Prateek Waghre – MisDisMal-Information (substack.com) It’s (not just) the false information, stupid A few months ago, here is what Vishal Ramprasad and I wrote in the discussion section of...

China Tech Dispatch: Issue 2

Smart Brain, Downgrading Operations, and GANs in Future Warfare This week, the PLA Daily carried opinion pieces on asymmetric warfare, intelligent warfare, “language intelligence” and its importance in future warfare, foundational models in AI, and Network Information Security. First, an article in PLA Daily written by scholars from the National University of...

MisDisMal-Information 51: Of reading between the lines in the Facebook files

This is an excerpt from Edition 51 of MisDisMal-Information For the complete edition, go to: Of reading between the lines in the Facebook files, Rus(sia)hing to decisions – by Prateek Waghre – MisDisMal-Information (substack.com) Reading between the lines of the Facebook Files This is not an in-depth summary of all the possible...

China Tech Dispatch: Issue 1

The First Dispatch – Wuzhen Summit, Zhuhai Airshow, Zhongguancun Forum, and a New Hypersonic Weapon Hello! Welcome to my weekly newsletter China Tech Dispatch. In this newsletter, I bring you weekly updates on China’s science and technology sector, important developments in the tech industry, and relevant ministries of China. This newsletter...

The PLA Insight: Issue no 113

China-India Brief, Zhuhai Air Show, Taiwan and China, US Military and the PLA, PLA’s New Joint Doctrine, PLA AF Agile Combat Employment, PLA Promotions I. The Big Story: China-India Brief Seventeen months into the military confrontation, China continues to build more troops shelters as a part of its ongoing military consolidation and upgrade along...

MisDisMal-Information 50: Of Misinformation sources, corrections and religion

This is an excerpt from Edition 50 of MisDisMal-Information For the complete edition, go to: Of Misinformation sources, corrections and religion – by Prateek Waghre – MisDisMal-Information (substack.com) Correcting beliefs and the role of religion Ok, now that you’ve been through my opening rant, let’s turn our attention to a recent study...
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