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China test-fires ‘carrier-killer’ missile as U.S. announces new sanctions.

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China on Wednesday conducted flight tests of two anti-ship ballistic missiles into the South China Sea, just hours before the Trump administration unveiled new sanctions on Chinese officials and companies over militarization of the disputed waterway.

The two missiles, a DF-26 and a DF-21D — road-mobile “carrier-killer” missiles with enough precision to strike a ship at sea — landed in the sea near Hainan Island and the Paracels, according to Chinese press reports.

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