Chinese nuclear capability: Beijing criticizes US assessment

China is building up its nuclear arsenal faster than it imagined a year ago, according to a new report from the United States Department of Defense.
For its part, Beijing denies the conclusions of this document, and does not fail to emphasize that the United States remains the most dangerous country in terms of nuclear weapons.
In a news conference, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin ruled Thursday that the Pentagon report “ignores”[ait] facts and [était] full of prejudices”. The country does not use nuclear weapons against China, it will not be threatened by China’s nuclear weapons.
This new annual report, published by the United States Department of Defense, associated with the People’s Republic of China Military and Security Development, provides that the People’s Liberation Army (China) will have at least 1,000 nuclear warheads by the end of the decade.
“The report indicates that [République populaire de Chine] “It is intended to have at least 1,000 nuclear warheads by 2030 – the speed and size we predicted in the 2020 China Military Strength Report,” a Pentagon official said in a statement. A statement said that “the accelerated pace of nuclear expansion[Armée populaire de libération] can allow [République populaire de Chine] About 700 nuclear weapons are deliverable by 2027.
The report released last year claimed China’s stockpile of nuclear weapons was “nearly 200” and predicted that number would at least double during 2020.
According to the US State Department, the US nuclear weapons stockpile included 3,750 nuclear warheads as of September 2020. The United States sees China as a strategic rival on the world stage, and the two countries accuse each other of escalating tensions around Taiwan and the South. China Sea.
On November 3, the Chief of Staff of the United States Armed Forces, Mark Milley, announced that US forces were “absolutely capable” of defending Taiwan if Beijing attempted to capture the island. A few days earlier, on October 22, the US President had once again conveyed that the United States was prepared to militarily defend Taiwan against a potential Chinese attack, even before the White House retreat. Beijing responded by calling on the US president to be “careful”.

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