China's Eager Missile Merchants

Relations between the U.S. and China are being threatened by Beijing's renewed efforts to sell the weapons and technology of mass destruction. Intelligence sources say the Chinese delivered M-11 missiles to Pakistan last month. The M- | 11, with a range of about 180 miles, is capable of carrying nuclear warheads. Meanwhile China is offering Syria M-9 missiles, which have a range of about 375 miles. Last month Assistant Secretary of State Richard Solomon flew to Beijing to protest the sales. China's missile mongering means Beijing has turned its back on a commitment to Washington that it would no longer sell...

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