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China to counter U.S. deployment of intermediate-range missiles in Asia

China to counter U.S. deployment of intermediate-range missiles in Asia
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China will take countermeasures if the U.S. deploys intermediate-range missiles in Asia, a Chinese foreign ministry official said on Tuesday.

Fu Cong, director general of the foreign ministry’s arms control department, made the comments in Beijing at a press briefing.

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday in Australia that he was in favour of placing ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in Asia relatively soon, possibly within months.

(Reporting by Michael Martina; writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Stephen Coates)

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