New Chinese missile can attack aircraft carriers, THAAD

China has invested heavily in both ballistic and cruise missiles.

"Considering the type of missile and the test location it is evident that we conducted a firing experiment targeting aircraft carriers, and the warhead possibly featured an electromagnetic pulse that could destroy a carrier's command system, as well as the THAAD system", Song said.

China's complaints about the USA placing anti-missile defense in South Korea should not only be ignored but recognized for what they are - support of potential North Korean aggression against South Korea, which would be a direct insult to the U.S.

The announcement comes after defence ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said last month that China would conduct live-fire drills and test new weapons to safeguard its security in response to the THAAD roll-out. In 2015, China for the first time demonstrated a whole range of long, medium and short range missiles during a military parade.

The announcement came as South Koreans elected left-leaning former human rights lawyer Moon Jae-In in a presidential election held after a scandal led to the impeachment of the country's previous leader.

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The operation was created to "enhance the combat skills of the forces" to safeguard national security, the brief statement said, but clearly the move was to display just how powerful their forces were to the world.

The record-high deficit is attributable to a steep decline in Chinese tourists to South Korea, triggered by Beijing's hostile policy in diplomatic retribution for the deployment of United States anti-missile system THAAD. THAAD became operational last week, achieving "initial intercept capability", according to NBC News.

China and Russian Federation openly protested at the USA deploying the THAAD, accusing them of using it to spy on them.

Beijing has imposed a host of measures seen as economic retaliation against the South for the THAAD deployment, including a ban on tour groups.

In February, Beijing announced the suspension of coal imports from the North for the rest of the year, a crucial foreign currency earner for the authorities.

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