China Tests Missile Intercept System

China announced Tuesday (1/12) the successful test of a ground-based system designed to shoot down incoming missiles.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu is quoted by Xinhua news agency as saying, "The test is defensive in nature and is not targeted at any country."
China's announcement follows the U.S. decision to sell new weaponry, including Patriot PAC-3 missiles, to Taiwan.