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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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.