In the middle of the current trade war between the United States and China and current claims on the South China Sea between the two countries, the Chinese army very discreet is about to unveil a new weapon that can reach the continent American in 30 minutes.
China on Tuesday celebrates the 70th anniversary of the ruling Communist Party and, as part of a power demonstration in Washington, the country will publicly present Dongfeng 41, a robotic submarine and a supersonic drone.
The military parade on Tuesday 1 st October led by the Chinese army will provide a rare glimpse of the fast developing arsenal, including perhaps nuclear-powered missile that could reach the United States in 30 minutes, Beijing approaching more and more Washington and other Western powers in weapons technology. The parade will include 580 pieces of military equipment, 15,000 soldiers and more than 160 aircraft, according to Major General Cai Zhijun, spokesman for the Ministry of Defense.
The Dongfeng is a missile that could reach the United States in 30 minutes and military analysts believe that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, the second largest military contingent in the world after the United States, could be encouraged to do more. of claims in the South. The China Sea and even eventually invading Taiwan or Hong Kong, having exhibited these weapons.
In 2018, spending on PLA increased by 5% ($ 250 billion), about 10 times more than in 1994, according to Sipri. The United States was far ahead with $ 650 billion.
“China has developed nuclear, space, cyberspace and other capabilities that can reach potential adversaries around the world,” the US Defense Intelligence Agency said in a report.
China’s current main missile, Dongfeng 31, has a range of over 11,200 kilometers (6,990 miles) that puts most of the US territory within reach.
The United States and China are currently engaged in a massive trade war.