China Steps Up Development of HGV, MIRV in Response of THAADPosted: August 20, 2016
An article titled “Why the U.S.-South Korea Missile Shield Could Provoke China to Develop Advanced Weaponry” on The World Post August 16 speculates that in response of South Korea’s deployment of THAAD, China will step up its development and Deployment of hypersonic glide vehicles and missiles with MIRV difficult for THAAD to discover, track and intercept.
The article believes China cannot pressure North Korea for fear of causing instability in North Korea nor impose economic sanction on South Korea that may harm not only South Korea but China itself.
China regards the deployment of THAAD as a strategic action and will respond strategically while the development and deployment of HGV and MIRV will be precisely strategic response.
Summary of Huffington Post’s article by Chan Kai Yee, full text of which can be viewed at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ian-armstrong/us-korea-missile_b_11532232.html?utm_hp_ref=world.
Note: This is my summary of Huffington Post’s article for readers’ information. It does not mean that I agree or disagree with the article’s views.