Shift to air, sea

China's display of aerial might sends message to US

The Dongfeng 21D "carrier killer" missile appeared in public for the first time Thursday.

OKI NAGAI, Nikkei staff writer

BEIJING -- China showed off more than 500 weapons during Thursday's military parade here, including an array of missiles and aircraft aimed at discouraging U.S. maritime excursions in the region. One aspect of the parade that caught the eye of military insiders was the first public appearance of...