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China unveils anti-missile test after Taiwan sale

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posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 10:14 PM
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China unveils anti-missile test after Taiwan sale


www.reuters.com

BEIJING (Reuters) - China successfully tested emerging military technology aimed at destroying missiles in mid-air, the government said, while state media warned ties with Washington would be hurt by U.S. missile sales to Taiwan.

The brief report on the "ground-based mid-course missile interception technology" from the state-run Xinhua news agency gave few details, and did not specify whether any missile had been destroyed in the test, staged on Chinese soil.
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posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 10:14 PM
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OK well here we go..

I guess Obama failed to remember that he OKd the sale of "High Technology to China. Just what exactly does he think they are going to be doing in the future with said Tech?

This is from a thread I posted Last year.
The United States to Allow More Hi-Tech Exports to China

Jul. 31 - The United States will soon allow more high-tech exports to China as part of the issues agreed upon during the recently concluded China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue this week.

“The U.S. pledged to facilitate exports of high-technology products from the U.S. to China,” Vice-Premier Wang Qishan told China Daily adding that the dialogue was a “full success.”


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posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 10:17 PM
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this missile test was planned long before its only a coincidence



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 10:18 PM
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Sounds to me that China anti-missile test didn't fare as well as they want us to believe.

Otherwise, they wouldn't be so worried about the US selling missiles to Taiwan.


The US has approved the sale of air defence missiles to Taiwan despite opposition to the deal from China and increasing US-China trade friction.

The deal will see Lockheed Martin sell Patriot air defence missile systems to the island.

The contract rounds off a $6.5bn (£4bn) package originally approved by former US President George W Bush in 2008.


news.bbc.co.uk...

[edit on 11-1-2010 by jam321]



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 10:18 PM
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Originally posted by starshiner
reply to post by SLAYER69
 


this missile test was planned long before its only a coincidence


What coincidence?

I'm talking about what's going to happen in the future once they get the agreed upon new High Technology.



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 10:24 PM
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personal opinion is that theyre saber rattling to get nearing countries fumed is what im thinking as for that no idea, well not everything says made in china lol



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 10:37 PM
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Source:

The US announces the sale of air defense missiles to Taiwan, China gets mad, supposedly does a quick test of its in flight missile technology (which they got from US tech imports?), they don't say whether the test worked, then China announces they have antimissile technology to the world..


The announcement came soon after the United States last week cleared a sale of advanced Patriot air defense missiles to Taiwan despite opposition from rival Beijing. China's ire over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan shows no signs of escalating into outright military confrontation,



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 10:40 PM
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if everyone gets anti missile what is the world going to do with all the bombs/missiles, they will revert to bio



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 10:45 PM
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Here's a report stating a "successful" Test. The report even has a cute picture.

Beijing reports successful missile test

China conducted a successful test Monday of a missile-defense interceptor, revealing for the first time its development of an anti-missile system, something Beijing has criticized the United States for doing.

The Chinese state-run Xinhua News Agency stated in a three-sentence dispatch that the test of "ground-based, midcourse missile interception technology" was carried out "within its territory."



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 11:08 PM
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Thought this was interesting. Of course, the guy behind the accusation is trying to garner more business for the companies he represents.


"Regrettably, this effort runs smack into a White House that clearly views Taiwan as a barrier to U.S. interests in Asia," he wrote in an annual year-end report dated Thursday and distributed Friday.

Taiwan has improved its ties with China since the election of President Ma Ying-jeou, of the China-friendly Nationalist Party, or KMT, who took office in May 2008.

Obama, much like his predecessor, George W. Bush, has slowed the submission of proposed Taiwan arms sales to Congress, both for what analysts say is fear of disrupting China-Taiwan rapprochement and to avoid angering Beijing.

Hammond-Chambers said the council would press in 2010 to end such "packaging" of arms sales, a practice begun by Bush in 2007 in "a vain attempt to reduce Chinese ire" over what it regards as interference in its domestic affairs.


www.reuters.com...



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 11:24 PM
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Geesh, thier worried about missle sales? so much for world peace to happen



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 11:28 PM
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Well, it's good IF it really works. Now finally western countries have some technologies to steal from the chicom, instead the other way around.

I won't read too much into it, since.. there isn't really much in it.
If the chicom has a lot more, they'll show more if it's about showing off.


did not specify whether any missile had been destroyed in the test, staged on Chinese soil. "The test has achieved the expected objective," said the report, without describing that objective.


See, objective (question mark), missile intercepted (question mark). If you want to saber rattle don't use a feather duster.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 08:53 AM
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Well now that they have their deal Obama OKd in a few more short years maybe they'll be able to pull that little stunt off. Hitting a bullet with a bullet as some have described the difficulty of the objective.




posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 11:35 AM
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I believe that this recent leak ties to this event.. posting it here for reference..


www.telegraph.co.uk...



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 05:21 PM
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Originally posted by jam321
Sounds to me that China anti-missile test didn't fare as well as they want us to believe.

Otherwise, they wouldn't be so worried about the US selling missiles to Taiwan.[edit on 11-1-2010 by jam321]


The US selling missiles to Taiwan is obviously provocative, regardless if China has the ability to intercept them or not. This is geopolitical posturing.

As for the anti-missile tests, this is clearly a Chinese military project that is fairly new. They are probably starting the testing phases by proving that the missile is reliably launch-worthy and if it has efficient maneuverability and tracking systems. Even US anti-missile missile projects started off with a few tests without an objective of actually hitting a missile.



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