The missile was launched from a Type 094 nuclear submarine. Photo: AFP

China nuclear missile development steps up a gear with test of weapon capable of hitting US mainland

  • Military source says work on JL-3 ‘Big Wave’ has been separated from development of next generation Type 096 submarines to speed up process
  • Move is seen as a response to Donald Trump’s targeting of China, along with Russia and North Korea, in his deterrence strategy
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The missile was launched from a Type 094 nuclear submarine. Photo: 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.