China conducts a test of hypersonic aircraft in 2018. The Foreign Affairs Ministry has denied a report that the country had tested a hypersonic missile capable of carrying nuclear arms. Photo: Chinese Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics
China conducts a test of hypersonic aircraft in 2018. The Foreign Affairs Ministry has denied a report that the country had tested a hypersonic missile capable of carrying nuclear arms. Photo: Chinese Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics

US accuses China of deviating from ‘minimal nuclear deterrence’ strategy

  • Biden administration is ‘deeply concerned’ by Financial Times report that China has tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile, State Department spokesman says
  • Chinese foreign ministry calls the launch ‘a routine test of a space vehicle’ and says the launched object ‘was not a missile’

Topic |   China's military weapons
China conducts a test of hypersonic aircraft in 2018. The Foreign Affairs Ministry has denied a report that the country had tested a hypersonic missile capable of carrying nuclear arms. Photo: Chinese Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics
China conducts a test of hypersonic aircraft in 2018. The Foreign Affairs Ministry has denied a report that the country had tested a hypersonic missile capable of carrying nuclear arms. Photo: Chinese Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics
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