The parade featured mobile DF-41 ballistic missiles that can strike any target in the United States. Photo: Reuters

China’s latest display of military might suggests its ‘nuclear triad’ is complete

  • Tuesday’s National Day parade featured the country’s latest ground, sea and air-based weapons, which allow it to conduct far-ranging attacks from any platform
  • Show of strength may fuel concerns about its future ambitions and possible plans to increase its nuclear arsenal
Topic |   China's military weapons

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The parade featured mobile DF-41 ballistic missiles that can strike any target in the United States. Photo: Reuters
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Military vehicles carrying DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missiles travel past Tiananmen Square during the parade on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

China rolls out new weapon systems, nuclear-capable missiles in military parade

  • DF-17 hypersonic ballistic missile and new-generation road-mobile DF-41 draw attention as they make their debut
  • For China it is a show of how its armed forces have been modernised, but one analyst calls it ‘the ultimate show of insecurity and cold war thinking’
Topic |   People’s Republic of China at 70

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Military vehicles carrying DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missiles travel past Tiananmen Square during the parade on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
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