Will the landing of the Chinese robot (Zurong) on Mars on May 15 represent a new “Sputnik moment” that brings to mind the harsh shock caused by sending the Soviet satellite into space in 1957, when the United States felt left behind and redoubled its efforts Tenfold against the Russians, to re-launch the conquest of space and star wars?
In a report by Sarah Daniel, French magazine L’Obs asked; Does the new moment mean the inevitability of military conflict in the South China Sea? Referring to the Chinese progress in the field of artificial intelligence and the launch of the fifth generation, she reiterated the question of the goals that China could seek to achieve in its race towards technological dominance.
Sarah Daniel noted that analysts and the US military have long been warning that China is on its way to becoming the world’s leading power, which called on former US President Donald Trump to declare a trade war on it.
But the shock that struck public opinion – as the writer says – came during the outbreak of Covid-19, when America discovered – with all its panic – that it did not dispense with Chinese medical equipment and medicines, and felt insulted because – by transferring its companies abroad – it provided its “opposing partner” the technological rope to strangle it. , through an irresponsible economic strategy.
So imagine the CIA and the military today; The third world war will erupt in the South China Sea because of Beijing’s aggression against Taiwan, and they are militarily simulating it, because the United States will be forced to intervene to provide assistance to one of the rare democracies in the region, and perhaps to loosen the grip of its opponent on a sea through which 35% of world trade passes.
The magazine believed that China – in the event of a conflict – would benefit from the advantage of the proximity of its bases on the mainland and the multiplicity of military facilities established on the islands it occupies, and therefore the general feeling is that this third world war will be as devastating as the first two wars.
European Americans share their concern; In an interview with Le Figaro, the French Chief of Staff, General Francois Lecointre, said, “We are moving towards a reorganization of the world order, centered around competition between the United States and China, and each country must choose its side.”
For his part, financial analyst David Goldman explains – in his article “You will be absorbed .. China’s plan to Chineseize the world” – that China’s strategy with global sensors in the artificial intelligence and fifth generation sector, occurs at a time when data plays a role in the global economy.
The magazine concluded that Beijing has already digitized the medical data and DNA sequences of hundreds of millions of its citizens, and plans to add records to half a billion people outside China in 10 years, wondering, what if the Third World War had already begun without a bullet?