The United States has been concerned over China’s array of intercontinental ballistic missiles and ever-increasing military budget and presence, reports Huanqiu, website of the nationalistic tabloid Global Times.
China’s latest DF-31A ICBM has a range of 11,200 km and is able to attack key cities in the US. China’s ten DF-31 intercontinental ballistic missiles that have already been put into service can only hit the west coast of the US but are able to be launched within 30 minutes. The DF-31 and DF-41 missiles that China has been developing are both able to be released by multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRVs), said the report.
The US has been troubled by China’s elusive military intentions, even after President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Barack Obama met in June 2013 and agreed to improve bilateral relations, said the US government agency. China has made huge investments to modernize its strategic weapons but they are not exclusive to anti-access/area-denial capabilities The rejuvenation of its military is set to last until 049. also planned to rejuvenate its military until 2049.
Full article: Pentagon concerned by China’s ever deadlier ICBMs (Want China Times)