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China deploys new missile seen as 'Guam Express'

Beijing projects power as Washington strengthens ties with Taipei

Chinese Dongfeng-26 ballistic missiles roll past Tiananmen Gate during a September 2015 military parade in Beijing.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- China has deployed ballistic missiles believed to be able to reach the American island of Guam, in what appears to be a show of force as the U.S. bolsters ties with Taiwan and drives a hard bargain on trade.

The People's Liberation Army Rocket Force commissioned new intermediate- to long-range missiles, China Central Television reported.

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