China has no ambition to replace the US on the world stage, Beijing said in its latest white paper. Photo: Xinhua

China doesn’t want to supplant the US, but it will keep growing, Beijing says

  • Nation’s development and diplomatic model designed to offer a ‘new option’ for countries in a world undermined by unilateralism and protectionism, report says
  • America cannot ‘force China’s hand’ or halt its development, it says
Topic |   People’s Republic of China at 70

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China has no ambition to replace the US on the world stage, Beijing said in its latest white paper. Photo: Xinhua
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A video released by China’s military appeared to show the launch of a new type of supersonic cruise missile. Photo: PLA Rocket Force

Did China just accidentally show off its new supersonic cruise missile?

  • Mystery weapon is seen in video released by PLA Rocket Force as part of 70th anniversary celebrations only to disappear from edited version
  • Missile’s design unlike any other in military’s arsenal, experts say
Topic |   China's military weapons

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A video released by China’s military appeared to show the launch of a new type of supersonic cruise missile. Photo: PLA Rocket Force
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