China Destroys Satellite in Weapons Test ? (Updated)

An interesting news article from the BBC, it is believed that the Chinese military did an anti-satellite weapons test against an old weather satellite of theirs and successfully destroyed it with a surface launched ballistic missile.

The report said that a Chinese Feng Yun 1C polar orbit weather satellite, launched in 1999, was destroyed by an anti-satellite system launched from or near China’s Xichang Space Centre on 11 January.

There is the usual outrage over the test, but I do wonder whether they would have said anything if it was the US who had done the same..

Update: China has confirmed that this test took place.