Smoke from a missile trail seen from Jinan city on Sunday prompted speculation that China had tested its next-generation long-range weapon. Photo: Weibo

China tests missile – but here’s why it wasn’t a next-generation JL-3

  • Sunday’s test firing involved mid-range Dongfeng missile with improved guidance systems
  • It coincided with the last day of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Asia’s biggest security forum
Topic |   China military

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Smoke from a missile trail seen from Jinan city on Sunday prompted speculation that China had tested its next-generation long-range weapon. Photo: Weibo
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Two warships from the People’s Liberation Army Navy at Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney, Australia. Photo: EPA

Chinese warships in Sydney: a surprise for the Australian public, and a show of strength from Beijing?

  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the visit was reciprocal, while to experts it showed China’s ability to carry out naval operations globally
  • The flotilla has also been described as a ‘public relations disaster’, since it followed other controversies involving Australian and Chinese vessels
Topic |   China-Australia relations

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Two warships from the People’s Liberation Army Navy at Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney, Australia. Photo: EPA
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