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Canada voices concern over Chinese missile test

Canada, Australia and the United States told China on Thursday that they are upset that it conducted an anti-satellite weapons test involving a ballistic missile last week.

Canada, Australia and the United States told China on Thursday that they are upset that it conducted an anti-satellite weapons test involving a ballistic missile last week.

"The United States believes China's development and testing of such weapons is inconsistent with the spirit of co-operation that both countries aspire to in the civil space area," U.S. National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe said.

"We and other countries have expressed our concern to the Chinese."

The test destroyed an old Chinese weather satellite. U.S. intelligence agencies said they think China carried out the test on January 11.

With files from the Associated Press

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