According to an October 2, 2013 story in the Washington Free Beacon, the Chinese have successfully tested an anti satellite weapon that is capable of capturing a satellite with a remote manipulator arm, similar to those used on the International Space Station and on the space shuttle orbiters.
Previously the Chinese tested an anti satellite weapon that rendezvoused with a derelict satellite and exploded, destroying both. The test was controversial as it created a debris cloud that proved to be a hazard to space navigation.
The new anti satellite weapon could be used to seize an enemy satellite and then propel it into the Earth’s atmosphere, destroying it without creating a debris cloud.
While the Obama administration has ignored the Chinese anti satellite program, American military circles are greatly concerned. The United States is heavily dependent on reconnaissance and GPS satellites to wage war. Communications satellites are also an integral part of the world economy and would make a juicy target should a war break out between the United States and China.