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China has conducted a successful "defensive" anti-missile test with the intent of sending the United States a stern message of disapproval over Washington's latest arms sales to Taiwan.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu described the January 11 event as a test of "ground-based midcourse missile interception technology" conducted "within its territory". It was defensive in nature and targeted at no country, she said.

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Did missile test spark Chinese UFO reports?

This week's UFO reports apparently were sparked by a Chinese missile that was fired to intercept another missile in flight, for the first time in the nation's history.
Witnesses in China's inland provinces of Xinjiang and Gansu werent as well equipped with cameras as last month's Norwegian witnesses were, so the only images reaching the West merely show fuzzy-coloured clouds and streaks. The military secrecy surrounding China's missile test is so tight that Beijing officials seem to be at a loss as to how to respond to the reports.

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China gave no further details of the system tested, although the country is pursuing a number of programmes developed from anti-aircraft systems aimed at shooting down stealth aircraft and downing or disabling cruise missiles and precision-guided weapons.
Such developments are shrouded in secrecy. Military analysts say China appears to have augmented its air defences with homemade technologies adapted from Russian and other foreign weaponry.
China purchased a large number of Russian surface-to-air missiles during the 1990s and has since pressed ahead with its own HQ-9 interceptor, along with a more advanced missile system with an extended range.

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China announces interceptor test

China says it has successfully tested military technology which intercepts missiles in mid-air.
A brief report on the state news agency said the test had been defensive and had not been targeted at any country.

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