This aerial view taken on July 27, 2012 shows part of the city of Sansha on the island of Yongxing, also known as Woody island in the disputed Paracel chain, which China now considers part of Hainan province. AFP PHOTO
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Taiwan plans to test-fire its newest anti-missile system for the first time in the United States next month as relations with rival China deteriorate, a defense source and media reports said Monday.The American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto US embassy, would not comment on the test, which was also reported in Taiwan's Liberty Times newspaper.Taiwan bought three earlier model PAC-2 systems in the 1990s and also tested them in the US.According to Taiwan's defense ministry there are 1,500 Chinese missiles aimed at the island.
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