China’s foreign ministry has denied that the country tested a hypersonic missile round the world before hitting its target in August.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters that China had tested a spacecraft in July and not a hypersonic missile. “It was not a missile, it was a spacecraft,” Mr. Zhao said.
Observers noted that China had not announced a mission between its 77th space launch in July and its 79th launch in late August.
and a report by financial Times Citing five sources close to the launch, it said it had in fact tested a hypersonic missile that “flighted in a low orbit” that could “negate” US missile defense systems. China’s space program is run by its military and is closely tied to its agenda of building hypersonic missiles.
China did not comment on Saturday evening’s report financial Times Beyond an article run by the Communist Party Global Times Newspaper. That piece spoke of the progress of China’s military capabilities relative to the US “if”. foot The report is to be believed”.
Speaking during his regular media briefing on Monday, Mr Zhao told reporters that the August test was “very important to reduce the use-cost of the spacecraft and a way to make a round trip for the peaceful use of mankind”. convenient and economical way”.
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