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October 18, 2009


The Republic of China (Taiwan) has carried out its largest ever missile test, following two weeks on from mainland China's national military parade.

The missiles were launched on Tuesday from the secretive and tightly guarded Chiupeng base in southern Taiwan and could strike major Chinese cities, the United Daily News reported.

President Ma Ying-jeou, who has been criticised for being too friendly with China, was among the observers of the exercise, the paper said, citing a "reliable military source".

The test came after China, which has vowed to take back Taiwan, celebrated 60 years of communist rule on October 1 by parading high-tech weapons including intercontinental ballistic missiles through the streets of Beijing.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 18, 2009 12:14 PM