Following the United States’ deployment of an antimissile system in South Korea—which began...
by Josh Rudolph | Jan 23, 2014
As historically rocky Sino-Japanese relations have been growing ever more tense amid the ongoing...
by Melissa M. Chan | Mar 18, 2012
Despite China’s vow to repatriate North Korean defectors and attempt to support North Korea after the death of Kim Jong-il, North Korea’s plan to launch a long range missile has been a source of dispute. This is the first public...
by Xiao Niu | Sep 20, 2008
From Reuters report: China’s destruction of one of its defunct weather satellites in January 2007 showed the Chinese military’s ability to attack satellites, the report said. The United States and former Soviet Union...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 3, 2007
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates left on a trip for Beijing. From AFP: The US side is hoping the Chinese will agree to establish a telephone hot line linking the Pentagon and Chinese defense ministry as a mark of improving security ties, a senior defense official said. But on his first trip to China as […]
by Liu Yong | Sep 17, 2007
From Ifri’s Proliferation Papers: On October 15, 2003 China became only the third nation capable of manned spaceflight, joining the United States and Russia in that exclusive club. Subsequently, its second manned launch, this time carrying two taikonauts, occurred on October 2, 2005. Then on January 11, 2007 China joined the United States and Russia […]
by Liu Yong | Aug 30, 2007
From Survival (September 2007): In the predawn darkness of 11 January 2007, a Chinese medium-range ballistic missile lifted off from a launch site at the Xichang space facility in Sichuan province. Fired from a mobile transporter-erector-launcher, the new two-stage, solid-fuelled missile – designated the SC-19 by the US intelligence community – carried a kinetic kill […]
by Liu Yong | Jul 29, 2007
From The Wall Street Journal, via Carnegie Endowment for International Peace website: On Jan. 11, 2007, a Chinese medium-range ballistic missile slammed into an aging weather satellite in space. The resulting collision not only marked Beijing’s first successful anti-satellite (ASAT) test but, in the eyes of many, also a head-on collision with the Bush administration’s […]
by Liu Yong | Jul 16, 2007
From San Francisco Chronicle: China’s rising space capabilities reflect a growing understanding in Beijing that modern societies, their economies and their militaries must have an active presence in space. But talk of an “arms race” in space with China is not only premature, it is also unwise. The best U.S. response would be to prevent […]
Punching the U.S. Military’s “Soft Ribs”: China’s Antisatellite Weapon Test in Strategic Perspective – Ashley J. Tellis
by Liu Yong | Jun 23, 2007
From Carnegie Endowment for International Peace website: Summary: Although it is often argued that China’s recent antisatellite weapon test was a protest against U.S. space policies, Beijing’s counterspace programs are actually part of a considered strategy designed to counter the overall military capability of the United States. In preparing to cope with America’s overwhelming conventional […]
by Liu Yong | Jun 18, 2007
From Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability’s website: On 11 January 2007, the PRC successfully tested a direct-ascent, kinetic-kill anti-satellite (ASAT) vehicle, destroying an inactive Chinese Feng Yun 1C (FY-1C) weather satellite (launched in 1999). The satellite was in a polar orbit, at an altitude of 865 km (537 miles), and was attacked when it […]
by Xiao Qiang | May 7, 2007
From China Confidential blog: Who rules China? Until recently, the answer has been obvious: the Communist Party. More specifically, a nine-member standing committee of the party’s politburo controls the country, though political power ostensibly resides in the 3,000-member National People’s Congress, which rubber-stamps politburo decisions.
by Wu Nan | Apr 22, 2007
From The New York Times: After a Chinese interceptor smashed into a target satellite in January, Bush administration officials criticized the test as a destabilizing development… Three months after the Chinese launching, a new debate has developed as to whether the administration properly handled the episode or missed an opportunity to discourage the Chinese from […]
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