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China confirms hypersonic missile carrier test

Published on Jan 15, 2014 10:00 PM

BEIJING (REUTERS) – China has flight-tested a hypersonic missile delivery vehicle in a move that was scientific in nature and not targeted at any country, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

A Chinese military build-up has raised regional jitters.

Many countries in Asia have welcomed a stated US intention to shift more attention and military assets back to the region.

They are beefing up military spending and ties with Washington.

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