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China Denies Report It Tested Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Missile

HeadlineOct 18, 2021

The Financial Times reports China has test-fired a new nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in a launch that reportedly caught U.S. intelligence by surprise. China’s Foreign Ministry denied the report. This comes as the Biden administration and its allies have taken a more aggressive military posture toward China. Last week, the U.S. and Canada sent warships through the Taiwan Strait, drawing condemnation from the Chinese military, which called the ships a threat to peace and stability in the region. That followed the incursion of about 150 Chinese warplanes into airspace claimed by Taiwan in early October.

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