Chinese military conducts live-fire drills, weapons tests

13 May, 2017, 01:37 | Author: Celia Hoffman

The missile was created to "raise operational capability" of the armed forces to "effectively respond to threats" to national security, it said, adding that the test had "achieved an expected result".

The Red Army launched a new type of missile in the sea just off the crowded Korean peninsula.

Asked about the report in a regular news briefing on Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that China has noted remarks from the USA on the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, as well as the positive message that the issue will be peacefully resolved through dialogue and consultation.

The statement would not elaborate on what those threats could be but China has become increasingly sensitive to the U.S. deployment of the missile system, known as THAAD, in eastern South Korea, which came last month.

The US said the THAAD deployment was aimed at countering any missile attack by North Korea against the South, Japan and the US.

"The test achieved the expected result", it said, without disclosing its exact details.

China's defence ministry spokesman Yang Yujun had said earlier that they will conduct live-fire drills and test new weapons with an aim to safeguard its security in response to the THAAD roll-out, according to Chinese agency reports.

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A United States defense official said, however, that the system had only "reached initial intercept capability".

In a rare rebuke, North Korea had accused China of "dancing to the tune of the US" and "stomping on a red line" in relations after it had backed calls for more sanctions on Kim Jong-un's regime.

This initial capability will be augmented later this year as additional hardware and components arrive to complete the system, officials said.

Our positions should be judged not for what Trump proclaims but by the reality of China's activities.

Beijing also imposed a host of measures seen as economic retaliation against the South for the THAAD deployment, including a ban on tour groups.

At the same time, China has come under pressure from US President Donald Trump to lean on North Korea in order to rein in its nuclear ambitions.


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