China’s Long March-2F Y13 rocket, carrying the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft and three astronauts in the country’s second crewed mission to build its own space station, launches near Gansu province on October 16. Photo: Reuters
China’s Long March-2F Y13 rocket, carrying the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft and three astronauts in the country’s second crewed mission to build its own space station, launches near Gansu province on October 16. Photo: Reuters

China did not test hypersonic nuclear missile, foreign ministry says

  • China tested a space vehicle for possible reuse, not a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile as reported by the Financial Times, ministry says
  • Analysts blame speculation over the ‘China threat’ on a lack of transparency, while playing down chances Beijing will launch nuclear weapons into space

Topic |   US-China relations
China’s Long March-2F Y13 rocket, carrying the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft and three astronauts in the country’s second crewed mission to build its own space station, launches near Gansu province on October 16. Photo: Reuters
China’s Long March-2F Y13 rocket, carrying the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft and three astronauts in the country’s second crewed mission to build its own space station, launches near Gansu province on October 16. Photo: Reuters
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