The PLA Rocket Force launched at least one DF-26 missile during the exercise in northwest China. Photo: Weibo

China releases footage of ‘Guam killer’ DF-26 ballistic missile in ‘clear message to the US’

  • Next-generation missile with improved stability and accuracy launched during military exercise
  • Analyst says it’s a bid ‘to reinforce the notion that the PLA has the capability to sink US carriers and inflict unacceptable damage on American forces’
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The PLA Rocket Force launched at least one DF-26 missile during the exercise in northwest China. Photo: Weibo
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Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's of international studies in Chinese area studies from Seoul National University.