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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 08 February, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 08 February, 2007, 12:00am

US defence secretary troubled by missile test


US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said he was troubled by a recent anti-satellite weapons test because of what it says about Beijing's strategic outlook. China shot down one of its own satellites in space with a ballistic missile on January 12. 'I think that the Chinese ... test is very troubling,' Mr Gates told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. AFP