This is reported by the Financial Times, citing sources.

As noted, China has demonstrated "advanced space capabilities that caught US intelligence by surprise."

According to the publication, the missile did not reach its intended target, but the test showed that China has made "amazing progress in the development of hypersonic weapons" and is much further advanced in this than the Americans believed.

According to Financial Times sources, in theory, this missile can fly through the South Pole, which would pose a great threat to the American missile defense system, focused on repelling possible attacks from the north polar direction.

Earlier, the Chinese launch vehicle "Changzheng-2F" with the manned spacecraft "Shenzhou-13" was launched to the Tiangong orbital station.

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