China showed off its DF-17 missiles at last year’s National Day parade in Beijing. Photo: AP China showed off its DF-17 missiles at last year’s National Day parade in Beijing. Photo: AP
China showed off its DF-17 missiles at last year’s National Day parade in Beijing. Photo: AP

China-US rivalry: Beijing banking on ‘disruptive technologies’ for a military edge, observers say

  • Speeding up the development of ‘strategic forward-looking disruptive technologies’ is a focus of the country’s latest five-year plan
  • Testing of sixth-generation fighters, quantum radar systems and a prototype rail gun already under way, expert says

Topic |   US-China relations
China showed off its DF-17 missiles at last year’s National Day parade in Beijing. Photo: AP China showed off its DF-17 missiles at last year’s National Day parade in Beijing. Photo: AP
China showed off its DF-17 missiles at last year’s National Day parade in Beijing. Photo: AP
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