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China Tests Missile Defense System

China has tested a missile defense system on Monday according to the AP. China’s official news agency stated that the missile defense system was intended for defense purposes only and was not created with any particular country in mind. China has opposed U.S. weapons sales to Taiwan. This testing of the missile defense system may be a reaction to this selling of weapons to Taiwan by the U.S. in order to send the message that China is better preparing itself military. China has increased its military spending significantly every year as China’s economy becomes more and more competitive.

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