Missile display demonstrates China’s strategic ambitions: experts

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The various ballistic missiles displayed by China at a massive military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan’s World War II defeat fully demonstrated Beijing’s strategic ambitions, experts said Thursday. The parade, held at Tiananmen Square Wednesday, featured 12,000 soldiers, […]

PLA to display DF series missiles at V-J Day parade: report


The Second Artillery Corps of the People’s Liberation Army will be showing off seven models of missiles from its DF series at the upcoming Sept. 3 military parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, […]

PLA’s MIRV-equipped missiles may pose threat to US

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The DF-31. (Internet photo) As China’s missile defense technology develops, the country’s anti-ballistic technology has seen a parallel rise, according to Sina’s military news web portal. In the Cold War era the US and Russia armed their anti-ballistic missiles with […]

THAAD usable against China’s DF-31 missile: Global Times

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The US’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-ballistic missile system which will be deployed to South Korea can potentially pose a threat to China’s national security as it has the ability to monitor the People’s Liberation Army’s DF-31 intercontential ballistic missile, according to Chinese nationlist tabloid, the Global Times.

PLA’s Type 094 sub upgrade allows greater missile capacity

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China has begun upgrading its Type 094 nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, according to the military news website of the country’s nationalistic tabloid Global Times, citing a Russian media report. China had originally planned to build five or six of the […]

PLA does not have first strike capability, says Chinese expert

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While experts from the United States and Russia have expressed their concerns regarding China’s DF-31 and DF-31A intercontinental ballistic missiles, Chinese military analyst Liu Jiangping has told the country’s Global Times that the People’s Liberation Army is still unable to […]

Pentagon concerned by China’s ever deadlier ICBMs

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The United States has been concerned over China’s array of intercontinental ballistic missiles and ever-increasing military budget and presence, reports Huanqiu, website of the nationalistic tabloid Global Times. China’s latest DF-31A ICBM has a range of 11,200 km and is […]

China has 10 DF-31 ballistic missiles in service: Pentagon report

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Intelligence reports from the Pentagon indicated that the Second Artillery Corps, China’s strategic missile force, had already put 10 DF-31 intercontiental ballistic missiles into service, according to Moscow’s Russian Military Analysis on Jan. 1.

Could China’s Nuclear Strategy Evolve?

Nicolas Giacometti

Fifty years ago, at 7:00 GMT on October 16, 1964, China exploded its first nuclear device at the Lop Nur test site, becoming the fifth official member of the nuclear club after the U.S., the Soviet Union, the U.K. and […]

China Conducts Flight Test of New Mobile ICBM

The Washington Free Beacon

DF-31A mobile missile China’s military has conducted the first flight test of a new variant of one of its road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles in a sign that Beijing is increasing its strategic strike capability against the United States. The test […]