DF-17 ballistic missiles designed to carry a hypersonic glider are paraded on military vehicles in Tiananmen Square on October 1. The missile can fly beyond Mach 5, is manoeuvrable, allowing it to evade anti-missile defences, and can carry a nuclear warhead. Photo: AP
Daniel Wagner
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Daniel Wagner

China’s military is building up its advanced weaponry, and the US certainly will, too

  • The formidable arsenal on display at China’s 70th anniversary parade announces to the world its ambition – backed by hefty investment – to be a global leader in futuristic weapons technology. The US, which has already torn up its nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, won’t be far behind

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DF-17 ballistic missiles designed to carry a hypersonic glider are paraded on military vehicles in Tiananmen Square on October 1. The missile can fly beyond Mach 5, is manoeuvrable, allowing it to evade anti-missile defences, and can carry a nuclear warhead. Photo: AP
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Daniel Wagner

Daniel Wagner

Daniel Wagner is CEO of Country Risk Solutions and a widely published author on current affairs and risk management. He has published six books and more than 600 articles. His latest book is China Vision. He holds master's degrees in international relations from the University of Chicago and in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix. He received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Richmond College in London. He can be reached at: [email protected]