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China deploys powerful Dongfeng-16 missile: official

2011/03/16 11:59:15

Taipei, March 16 (CNA) Taiwan's intelligence chief confirmedWednesday that China has deployed powerful new Dongfeng-16 ballisticmissiles that pose a serious threat to Taiwan.

National Security Bureau Director-General Tsai De-sheng said at aLegislative Yuan hearing that Dongfeng-16 missiles have long rangesand considerable destructive power.

He was responding to a question from ruling Kuomintang LegislatorLin Yu-fang while delivering a report on the country's intelligenceaffairs and his bureau's operations at a hearing of the legislature'sForeign and National Defense Committee.

(By Hsieh Chia-chen and Sofia Wu)