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China Tests Long Range Missile

China’s defence ministry on April 21, 2016 indirectly confirmed a report it had carried out another test of a new intercontinental missile.

The Washington Free Beacon reported that China had on April 12 again tested a new long-range missile called the DF-

41.

It did not say where the test took place but noted it came ahead of a visit by US defence secretary Ash to Carter to the aircraft carrier USS Stennis in the South China Sea.

The Chinese defence ministry in a statement on its website in response to the report said that routine research tests on Chinese territory were normal.

“These tests are not aimed at any set country or target,” it

said.

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