China has flexed its military muscle amid Donald Trump's preparations for the White House by launching ten ballistic missiles.
Flight tests were carried out on the medium-range DF-21C missiles late last month, as the President-elect announced some of his senior Government officials including the decorated Gen. James Mattis as his defense secretary.
These weapons have a range of about 1,000 miles and are capable of firing a manoeuvring warhead.
News of the tests were announced on Central China Television, and the official Xinhua news agency said the weapons 'can destroy U.S. Asia-Pacific bases at any time.'
China military expert James Fisher is quoted in the Washington Free Beacon as saying: 'The PLA is banging some drums to provide background for military psychological warfare.'
Before he has even started his presidency, Trump has already broken decades of foreign policy and spoke with the president of Taiwan, prompting a protest from the Chinese.
Vianka, Anytown, United States, 8 minutes ago
This orangutan is not even in office yet and he's already started a war with China. Thanks trump. What an imbecile.
Wayjamus, Twixt here and yonder, United States, 2 hours ago
"and the official Xinhua news agency said the weapons 'can destroy U.S. Asia-Pacific bases at any time.' " ... And these are our friends who we do massive amounts of business with?
Ed Jasper, Alaska, United States, 2 hours ago
And yet they get upset over 1 phone call. Typical Chinese. Never trust them. Never.
accdan, Accrington, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
If they made the weaponry in China. .we havnt got much to worry about
Thedoct, Diplomatic, Christmas Island, 3 hours ago
China is jealous!
jboogiegirl, San Fernando, United States, 3 hours ago
Is China Really that INSECURE? Right away they throw a tantrum, I guess they are taking lessons from the liberals.
VelourBeanbag, Adelaide, Australia, 3 hours ago
Trump makes a phone call to Taiwan and China gets up set. So they decided to intimidate the whole world? That's nothing then a temper tantrum of a child. Grow up China if you want our money.
lem755, US, United States, 3 hours ago
This article is so misleading. These tests were conducted last month.
Free the world 00, Igloo, Antarctica, 3 hours ago
Why do I have a feeling China is Stronger * than the US
Duane the Irishman, Ludingtons, United States, 3 hours ago
President Trump will get our military up to date and strong again
Islander, Maritimes, Canada, 4 hours ago
If the tests took place in November and the telephone call was on December 2, how on earth could the test have been "a show of force in response to the 'phone call"?
Witzelsucht, Los Angeles, United States, 4 hours ago
Trump has frightened China even before his inauguration. Haha.