China appears to be in the lead on hypersonic weapons technology. Photo: Reuters
Ankit Panda
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Ankit Panda

China’s hi-tech missile ambitions are marching ahead at warp speed

But it’s not too late for Washington and Beijing to address their mutual concerns before they get into an arms race around hypersonic weapons

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China appears to be in the lead on hypersonic weapons technology. Photo: Reuters
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Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists, a Senior Editor at The Diplomat, an online magazine on Asia-Pacific affairs, and a Contributing Editor at War on the Rocks. Panda is an award-winning writer and a frequently cited analyst on geopolitical and security issues in the Asia-Pacific. His writing has appeared in The Diplomat, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Politico Magazine, and War on the Rocks, among other publications.