China’s new ICBM – The Dongfeng-41 will bring China more respect
A week ago (December 19, 2017), we posted a story about Trump and how China is reacting to him. We asked: “Is China Setting Itself up to be Trump’s First Test as President?” (link to our first story)
In that story, we reported – “The editor of the Global Times, Hu Xijin, said in an online video:
‘China should teach him some lessons so he might learn to respect China after he is sworn in.’
The Global Times publishes the official propaganda of the Chinese government on a regular basis. Hu would not make such a statement without the permission of the government to do so, and he was acting as their pawn to issue a warning to Trump.”
Here is a follow up to that story (and this could develop into a major problem for the U.S.):
Rex Tillerson, Trump’s choice for secretary of state, suggested at his recent Senate confirmation hearing that the United States should block China from accessing its artificial islands in the South China Sea. Sean Spicer said on Monday, January 23, 2017, “The U.S. is going to make sure that we protect our interests there.” He then went on to say: “It’s a question of if those islands are in international waters and not part of China proper, then yeah, we’re going to make sure that we defend international territories from being taken over by one country.”
In response, China’s foreign ministry gave a statement in which it reiterated its unchanging position on its claims of sovereignty. Calling those claims “irrefutable,” spokeswoman Hua Chunying said “the United States is not a party to the South China Sea dispute” and that China wants the U.S. to “respect the facts, speak and act cautiously to avoid harming the peace and stability of the South China Sea.”
Source: Global Times
The Global Times (simplified Chinese: 环球时报; traditional Chinese: 寰球時報; pinyin: Huánqiú Shíbào) is a daily Chinese newspaper under the auspices of the People’s Daily newspaper, focusing on international issues from a communist Chinese perspective)
Published: January 23, 2017
Some Hong Kong and Taiwan media reported that pictures of China’s Dongfeng-41 ballistic missile were exposed on Chinese mainland websites. It was revealed that the pictures were taken in Heilongjiang Province. Military analysts believe that this is perhaps the second Dongfeng-41 strategic missile brigade and it should be deployed in northeastern China.
According to reports, the Dongfeng-41 is a nuclear solid-fuel road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile. With a range of 14,000 kilometers and a payload of 10-12 nuclear warheads, it can target anywhere in the world and is widely considered one of the most advanced intercontinental ballistic missiles.
There has been constant speculation about the Dongfeng-41. Its deployment is classified at the highest military levels. But most military experts believe that China has finished the research and production of the Dongfeng-41 and the conditions for deployment are optimal. But there has been no authoritative information on whether China has a Dongfeng-41 strategic missile brigade, how many such brigades it has and where they are deployed.
Some media claimed that the Chinese military intentionally revealed the Dongfeng-41 and connected it with the inauguration of US President Donald Trump. They think this is Beijing’s response to Trump’s provocative remarks on China.
There is a very real chance that this could become a major problem for this Country and the rest of the world. Stay tuned!
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