The following is a translation from Chinese state media:
Qianzhan.com says in its report: The DF-21 series of ballistic missiles are China’s most advanced ballistic missiles, with accuracy close to cruise missiles. They are capable of destroying US military bases in Japan. Among them, the DF-21D is the PLA’s means to deal with US aircraft carrier battle groups.
According to US intelligence, the DF-21 and DF-21A missiles carry nuclear warheads, and respectively have ranges of at least 1,770 and 2,150 km, while the DF-21C carries conventional warheads and has a maximum range of 1,770 km. The anti-ship DF-21D has a range of 1,450 km, but some [unspecified] US media says its range is 3,000 km.
[Unspecified] Western media has disclosed that China mainly deploys the missiles in Liaoning, Jiangxi, Yunnan, Fujian and Qinghai. However, as far back as in 2010, Canada’s Kanwa Defence Review published a report on the deployment of such missiles in Laiwu, Shandong. At the same time it published a satellite photo of China’s deployment of some of its military facilities. Judging by the photo, what China had deployed in Shandong were DF-21 intermediate-range missiles. Kanwa believes that the range of the missiles cover most military bases in Japan.
Chinese military has recently made public some photos of the drill of missile troops on snow-covered mountains in northern China. Upon analysis of the photos, some military experts believe that the photos were taken on Changbai Mountains, Jilin Province. It means that China has deployed the DF-21 series of missiles there to cover all of Japan. Moreover, the DF-21D missiles deployed there can blockade Japan.
Source: qianzhan.com “China’s strategic missiles have successful deterrence: Deployment of DF-21 on Changbai Mountains to Blockade the Sea of Japan?” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)
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