Xinhua recently published a digest report based on an article by the Russian newspaper Pravda. The Pravda article stated that the U.S. has insisted on strengthening its air reconnaissance missions regardless of China’s angry protests. The article expressed the belief that China’s air defense system is fully capable of defeating all types of U.S. reconnaissance aircraft. A Russian military expert suggested that, under the current tight Asia-Pacific situation, it is very important for the U.S. military to keep a close eye on China’s military movements, especially on its strategic nuclear capabilities, as well as China’s anti-missile systems.
Source: Xinhua, July 29, 2011