Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles

Intercontinental ballistic missiles are typically designed for nuclear weapon delivery, with a range of over 5,500km.

PLA opens missile base; S China Sea in range

A new missile base has been operating in northern Guangdong for a month amid rising tensions over the disputed South China Sea.

Saturday, 7 August, 2010, 12:00am

Beijing 'forced' to develop missile interception system

China developed a missile interception system out of a sense of 'forced action' because it perceived threats from other nations, a senior military official has revealed in a commentary written for a state-run magazine.

19 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Time to stop rewarding contemptuous behaviour

The North Korean missile test raises a critical question. Why should anyone consider giving aid to those people when they squander hundreds of millions, even billions, of dollars by firing off missiles and fabricating nuclear weapons?

8 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

North Korea's mobile nuclear missile threat

The US military intelligence community is worried that North Korea is developing the technology needed to fit a nuclear warhead to a ballistic missile. If the North Korean regime were able to achieve this feat, it would give Pyongyang a more credible nuclear-strike capability - a step that would deeply alarm Japan and South Korea.

7 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

The business of pointing missiles

North Korea's attempt to launch its long-range Taepodong-2 missile for the first time, last week, was a failure. But that should not obscure the success of other parts of its rocket- and warhead-development programme, or the threat they pose not just to Japan, but also to the United States and Europe.

14 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Island 'plans missile test'

Taiwan is reportedly preparing to test-fire a missile capable of hitting the mainland in September even as the Presidential Office in Taipei condemned North Korea's missile tests as a serious threat to peace and stability in the region.

7 Jul 2006 - 12:00am


North Korea's missile launches yesterday

Korean times given, one hour ahead of Hong Kong time


Scud-C, a short-range ballistic missile, is launched. It lands in the Sea of Japan (East Sea), short of Japan's coast


Nodong, a mediumrange ballistic missile, or a Scud-C is fired and lands short of Japan

6 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Japanese find US the better devil to side with

Opposition to military bases diminishes as fears grow over North Korea's launch

The public may generally be in favour of fewer United States military personnel and bases on Japanese soil, but faced with the possibility of North Korea launching another ballistic missile they are siding with the devil they know.

28 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Mainland tests more missiles

The mainland has carried out at least five missile tests since the beginning of the year, a US newspaper reported.

Some of the tests allegedly involved the same types of missile as those deployed along the eastern coastline facing Taiwan.

19 Mar 2004 - 12:00am