China and Russia are preparing to shoot down US missiles as tensions mount over North Korea.  The two states will hold anti-missile drills in Beijing next month as fears continue that Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions could spark World War 3. China and Russia have both opposed to the basing of the cutting-edge US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system in South Korea, Seoul and Washington

insist the system is required to defend against the threat of North Korean missiles. But China, along with Russia, has repeatedly expressed opposition to the deployment, saying it will do nothing to help ease tension with Kim Jong-un’s saber-rattling regime. China also fears THAAD’s powerful radar system can look deep into is territory, undermining its security. China’s Defence Ministry said in a statement that drills would take place from December 11 to December 16. READ MORE