China’s hypersonic glide missile the DF-17makes its debut at the National Day parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing. Photo: AP

Will hypersonic DF-17 missile transform Beijing’s Taiwan strategy?

  • If hypersonic boost-glide missiles can penetrate US shields in Indo-Pacific region, they could prevent warships coming to island’s aid
  • Military experts say HGV technology may be added to other DF family missiles
Topic |   China military

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China’s hypersonic glide missile the DF-17makes its debut at the National Day parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing. Photo: AP
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Taiwanese presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu says he can get talks with Beijing back on track without surrendering to threats. Photo: AP

Taiwan presidential hopeful Han Kuo-yu says ‘no peace deal with Beijing until threats end’

  • Kuomintang representative denies being mainland’s ‘preferred candidate’, but says he has the skills to put cross-straits talks back on track
  • Han also urges Hong Kong to introduce general elections so that residents ‘can elect the people they want’
Topic |   Taiwan elections 2020

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Taiwanese presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu says he can get talks with Beijing back on track without surrendering to threats. Photo: AP
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