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Chinese military vehicles carrying DF-17 ballistic missiles, Beijing, Oct. 1, 2019. Chinese military vehicles carrying DF-17 ballistic missiles roll during a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing, Oct. 1, 2019 (AP photo by Mark Schiefelbein).

China’s Missile Test, Digital Currencies and More

Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

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Last month, the surprise announcement by the U.S., U.K. and Australia of their trilateral AUKUS security partnership sent shockwaves across the Indo-Pacific and put China on notice that Washington was adding some bite to its “pivot to Asia.” This week, the shoe was on the other foot, as news broke that China reportedly tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic delivery system over the summer that took U.S. intelligence by surprise due to its advanced capabilities and technological sophistication. ...

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