Amid all the rest of the chaos that 2020 has brought to planet earth, China is still out there, poking the bear – so to speak.
The Asian superpower has been a nuisance on the world’s stage for years, deftly balancing their international influence against what sort of shenanigans the global community is willing to let them get away way. Cracking down on Hong Kong was a bold new avenue for the communist regime, and Beijing’s constant harassment of the South China Sea and Taiwan have been on the leading edge of their egregious behavior.
But now China is looking to directly antagonize the big boys.
The medium-range missiles were fired into the South China Sea today.
According to SCMP, a source close to the China military has claimed it serves as a warning to the US.
One of the missiles, a DF-26B, was launched from the north western province of Qinghai.
The other, a DF-21D, was launched from Zhejiang province in the east.
They were both fired into the area south east of Hainan province and the Paracel islands, according to the source.
And, to make sure that there was no mistaking the intent of the military display…
They said: “This is China’s response to the potential risks brought by the increasingly frequent incoming US warplanes and military vessels in the South China Sea.
While these missiles were meant to act as a symbolic strike, the DF-26 is capable of carrying a nuclear payload and traveling several thousand miles.
That, folks, is an unmistakable message.
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