China’s Reported Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Test In The South China Sea Is A Big Deal

China has reportedly carried out at least one anti-ship ballistic missile test in the hotly contested South China Sea as part of a larger exercise. If true, it would be the first time the Chinese military has carried out this kind of activity in this region and represents a significant escalation in the country’s already aggressive efforts to assert its claims over this highly strategic portion of the Pacific Ocean.