Sceptics fear that a powerful radar system being developed by Chinese scientists in the South China Sea could be used to manipulate the weather and even generate storms, hurricanes and tsunami. Photo: EPA

Could this new Chinese radar system really be used to play God with the weather?

China is building a system in the South China Sea that can knock out communications systems, but some scientists believe it could have more alarming uses such as causing natural disasters like hurricanes

Topic |   China science

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Sceptics fear that a powerful radar system being developed by Chinese scientists in the South China Sea could be used to manipulate the weather and even generate storms, hurricanes and tsunami. Photo: EPA
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.