China Warns U.S. Over Anti-Missile Plans

China on Monday criticized plans by the United States to bolster their anti-missile defense capabilities amid increased threats from North Korea, as Reuters reports that Beijing thinks such reactions will only inflame North...

China ‘Concerned’ Over N.Korean Satellite

After North Korea’s failed rocket launch earlier this year and China’s subsequent backing of a UN statement calling for harsher consequences if another launch is attempted, the New York Times reports North Korea...

Pentagon Plans New Missile Defence in Asia

As tensions loom in the South China Sea and disputes over the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Island continue, Voice of America reports American plans to expand missile defense in Asia. The news follows China and North Korea’s...

Obama Urges China to Rein in N. Korea

As China expresses concern over North Korea’s plan to launch missiles, President Barack Obama urged China to increase it’s influence over North Korea. While Seoul and Washington believe that the missile launch is a facade for...

China Expresses ‘Concern’ Over N. Korean Missile

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...

U.S. Lawmaker Warns of China's Nuclear Strategy

While budget cuts may force the United States to delay modernizing its nuclear arsenal, U.S. Representative Michael Turner warned Friday of efforts by China to safeguard its own strategic nuclear capabilities through the use of...

U.S.-Chinese War Games Ratchet Up

The Time blog reports: The top U.S. commander in the Pacific says the Chinese military has developed and begun deploying a new missile capable of sinking U.S. aircraft carriers. Adm. Robert Willard says the DF-21D is designed to...

China Denounces U.S. Arms Sales to Taiwan

Xinhua reports on China’s condemnation of U.S. plans to sell Patriot missile equipment to Taiwan: China’s Defense Ministry on Friday expressed strong indignation and firm opposition to the US arms sales to Taiwan,...

Taiwan Plans Missiles Able to Hit China – David Lague

From The New York Times: Faced with a threatening military buildup by China, an increasingly outgunned Taiwan is quietly pushing ahead with plans to develop missiles that could strike the mainland, defense and security experts say. Taiwan successfully tested its first cruise missile with that kind of range this year, one that could send a […]

China and India Leading Asian Missile Buildup – Donald Greenlees

When the two countries with the largest populations in the world shake hands, what will the global impact be? From The International Herald Tribune: Two decades after developed nations agreed to halt the proliferation of strategic missile technology, China and India are leading the most significant modernization of nuclear-capable ballistic missile and cruise missile forces […]

AP: Iran, China got nuke-capable missiles

From AP, via HoustonChronicle.com: Ukrainian weapons dealers smuggled 18 nuclear-capable cruise missiles to Iran and China during former President Leonid Kuchma’s administration, prosecutors said today. The missiles have the range to reach U.S. allies. The Kh55 cruise missiles were smuggled out of Ukraine four years ago, the Prosecutor General’s office said today in a statement. […]



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