Vladimir Putin disclosed the project at a forum in Sochi. Photo: Sputnik/AFP

Vladimir Putin says Russia is helping China build a missile early warning system

  • Kremlin says project highlights the growing closeness between the two countries
  • Military observers argue cooperation between the two sides helps provide counterbalance to American military might
Topic |   China military

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Vladimir Putin disclosed the project at a forum in Sochi. Photo: Sputnik/AFP
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.