Friday, July 23, 2010

China for 2nd Time Shots Down one of its Dysfunctional Satellites

For the second time in three years, China has shot down one of its dysfunctional satellites with a missile, US-based Foreign Policy magazine reported in its latest issue.The destruction of the satellite, which reportedly happened in January, shows China's defensive missile ability, the magazine said.China's Ministry of National Defense has yet to comment on the report.The website of Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV said the anti-satellite missile test, if confirmed, is likely related to the missile interception test, which occurred at the peak of a dispute between Beijing and Washington on a massive US arms sales deal to Taiwan.

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