M.Phil Year 2 Translation 08TT Week 2
China says it has informed some countries of anti-satellite missile test
1. Both Washington and Tokyo have expressed concern over the Jan. 11 test in which China used a missile to shoot down one of its own old weather satellites.
2. Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said China has never and will not participate in any outer space arms race.
3. China’s test is not targeted at any country and will not threaten any country.
4. Because China's weather satellites would travel at about the same altitude as U.S. spy satellites, analysts also said the test represented an indirect threat to U.S. defense systems.
5. Chinese military modernization has been a key security concern in Japan, a top U.S. ally in Asia.