Cold War 2.0
China and Russia announced on Tuesday that they will conduct an anti-missile joint exercise next year as the United States plans to deploy a missile defense system near them.
The drill, which will be the second of its kind, was confirmed at a China-Russia joint news briefing on missile defense on the sidelines of the seventh Xiangshan Forum, a high-end defense affairs dialogue, in Beijing.
The US and the Republic of Korea have infuriated Beijing and Moscow by advancing their joint plan to deploy in the ROK the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, a missile-defense system whose radar, with a radius of 2,000 kilometers, could cover parts of China and Russia.
Major General Cai Jun, with the Joint Staff Department of China's Central Military Commission, described the plan to deploy the anti-missile system as "damaging to global strategic balance and regional security and stability".