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US concerned about use of hypersonic weapons amid denial by China

WASHINGTON: An alleged hypersonic missile test by China is causing hypertension in Washington, ringing alarm bells that Beijing is ahead of the US not only in economic clout, but in terms of “stolen” technological prowess.
The test, which took place in August but details of which are just emerging, reportedly involved a nuclear-capable rocket that circled Earth in a glider system before descending to its target, which it missed by 24 miles.
Experts say mastering such a hypersonic low-orbit gliding system would allow China to evade US antiballistic missile defense systems aimed at intercepting ICBMs traveling in a curved orbit, looping into space before falling back to the Earth and explode over their intended targets.

The hypersonic missile, on the other hand, flies low in the atmosphere and can be moved in flight, making it difficult to calculate where it will land and therefore difficult to intercept.
Though only a partial success, reports of Chinese advances with the technology caused some US lawmakers to go ballistic.
“If we stick to our current complacent course – or pin our hopes on bankrupt buzzwords like ‘integrated deterrence’ – we will lose the New Cold War with communist China within a decade. The People’s Liberation Army now has an increasingly credible ability to undermine our missile defenses and threaten the American homeland with both conventional and nuclear strikes,” Mike Gallagher, a Republican member of the United States Armed Forces Commission, warned over the weekend.
Gallagher directed his anger at the lax oversight of US technology exports, which he said had propelled China’s program.

According to some reports, a Chinese company called Phytium Technology with ties to the Chinese military used American software and precision machinery to build the world’s most advanced chip factory in Taiwan. Supercomputers using chips from this facility were reportedly used to simulate metrics related to the hypersonic advance.
Beijing itself maintained radio silence during the test, but after it was reported in the Financial Times, a spokesman for China’s foreign ministry claimed it was a “routine test” of a new civilian spacecraft, the launch of which had “significant significance for reducing the cost of using spacecraft and could provide an easy and affordable way to tour for humanity’s peaceful uses of space.”
But Beijing’s spokesman, Global Times, welcomed the advance, saying the test means “there is an important new member in China’s nuclear deterrent system,” and this is a “new blow to the US mindset of strategic superiority over China.” .
“It is important to note the unstoppable trend that China is closing the gap with the US in some key military technologies by continuously developing its economic and technological strength,” the Global Times said in an editorial, adding: “China doesn’t need to get into an ‘arms race’ with the US — it has the ability to weaken the US’s overall advantages over China by developing military power at its own pace.”
The US response so far: Was robbed
“Phytium is just the beginning. The US administration has long failed to exert maximum pressure on the Chinese Communist Party’s military-civilian merger strategy. We must end joint ventures, investments and research collaborations related to areas related military-civil fusion must also stop the flow of Wall Street capital into Chinese technology,” Congresswoman Gallagher said.
“American entities have a clear choice: they can side with our country, or they can side with the genocidal communist regime that is now threatening our cities. They cannot do both. It is time to choose,” he added. ready.


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