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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Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang is a senior China reporter, who focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016 and previously reported for China Review News Agency. Kristin is interested in security in northeast Asia and China's growing military might.