China tested new missile capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads: report


China reportedly tested a new version of a missile that can carry multiple nuclear warheads last month, amid heightened anxiety over ties with the United States.

But one mainland analyst cautioned that such a test would not be tied to the change in American leadership, given the months of preparation it requires.

The Dongfeng-5C missile, carrying 10 dummy warheads, was launched from the Taiyuan Space Launch Centre in Shanxi province, and flew to a desert in western China, the Washington Free Beacon reported on Tuesday, citing two unnamed defence officials. (Agency)