IN A rare move, China has reportedly taken the dramatic step of deploying one of the most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile systems to its border with Russia, in what is being viewed as a poignant message to US President Donald Trump.
The ballistic missile system in question is known as The Dongfeng (“East Wind”) 41 missile, or DF-41 and can carry long range nuclear warheads. China claims it has the longest range on any nuclear missile system in the world.
It has to do with a statement that the secretary of state of state made last week. Rex Tillerson called China’s building of bases on the disputed islands illegal, raising the prospect of a confrontation between the world’s two greatest powers. “We’re going to have to send China a clear signal that, first the island building stops, and second, your access to those islands is also not going to be allowed,” he said.
You never want to put the Chinese in a situation where they feel dishonor or lose face. They will fight. Im wondering how is the U.S. going to stop the Chinese from resuppling their military islands without going to war? It backs the U.S. into a corner.