The United States on Tuesday test-fired the Minuteman 3, a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile. During this, a bright light appeared in the sky in the distance. According to a statement released by the United States, the test was successful. In fact, the test launch was postponed twice due to tensions between Russia-Ukraine and then China-Taiwan. However, it has now been successfully completed. The US said the launch was delayed so that China would not take it any other way.
We will tell you that tensions are rising between China and Taiwan. On the other hand, China is irked after US Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a group of US parliamentarians visited Taiwan. Only then did he blockade Taiwan and begin military training. Now China has announced that it will increase its live military exercises around Taiwan. Taiwan has also confirmed this.
This is the specialty of the missile
The U.S. military said in a statement that the test demonstrates the readiness of U.S. nuclear forces and provides confidence in the lethality and effectiveness of the nation’s nuclear deterrent. The missile traveled more than 4,200 miles (6760 km) at a speed of 15,000 miles per hour (9,660 km/h) and accurately hit the target, officials said. An ICBM is a nuclear-capable missile capable of hitting targets anywhere in the world.
According to reports, this missile is very difficult to intercept through any air defense due to its speed. The missile is housed in an underground silo built on land.
Chinese special ship docked at Sri Lanka port
Amid ongoing tensions with Taiwan, China has docked its special ship at Sri Lanka’s Ambantota port. China says it is a research vessel. But actually it works as spying. The ship is used in tracking satellites and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). This means that China can stop the ship in leased ports for its own security.
Why do China and Taiwan clash?
We will tell you that the war between Taiwan and China is very old. Meanwhile, China is angered by the US delegation’s visit to Taiwan. China has also warned US leaders not to travel to Taiwan. However, aside from this, the US delegation traveled to Taiwan. In fact, in 1949, the Communist Party won the civil war. Since then the two factions consider themselves one country but there is a dispute over which government should lead the national leadership. China considers Taiwan its province, while Taiwan considers itself an independent country.
The rift between the two began after World War II. At that time, there was a war between the Communist Party of China and the Kuomintang in mainland China. In 1940, the Communists led by Mao Zedong defeated the Kuomintang. After the defeat, Kuomintang people came to Taiwan. In the same year, China was renamed the ‘People’s Republic’ and Taiwan the ‘Republic of China’. China, which regards Taiwan as its province, hopes that one day Taiwan will become part of it. At the same time, Taiwan describes itself as an independent country. It has its own constitution and an elected government.
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