China has slightly more than 200 active nuclear warheads

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 China has slightly more than 200 active nuclear warheads


The U.S. Department of Defenses China military strength report has always advocated Chinas military threat, and this time is no exception. However, the new China military report has hidden a plot to suppress Chinas nuclear deterrence, which China must see through.

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China has the largest naval force in the world, the number of nuclear warheads will double in the next 10 years and build a world-class army. In the 2020 Chinas military power report submitted to Congress on September 1, the US Department of defense used such descriptions to attract attention and hype the development of Chinas military power. Although the report cites a large number of unreliable sources of information and speculates on the future development of Chinas armed forces in a speculative tone, the focus and targeted trends of the United States reflected in the report are still worthy of vigilance.

According to a report on the website of Forbes magazine and the website of the US Naval Research Institute (usni) on September 1, the Pentagon said in its latest annual assessment of Chinas military that China is determined to build a world-class army capable of carrying out joint operations around the world and having the largest naval force in the world. China already has the largest naval force in the world, equipped with about 350 ships, including more than 130 large surface combat vessels, the U.S. Department of Defense said in its 2020 military force report to Congress. By comparison, the U.S. Navy has about 293 ships by the beginning of 2020.

In this report on Chinas military strength and security development, the Pentagon declared that the Chinese navy is an increasingly modern and flexible force, and its development focus is to replace previous generations of platforms with limited capabilities and support larger and more modern multi role combat platforms. The report pays particular attention to the development of Chinese Navy aircraft carriers and claims that China plans to build more aircraft carriers. New aircraft carriers in the future will also be equipped with advanced devices, such as electromagnetic catapults. In terms of underwater warfare, the Pentagon speculates that China will continue to build more diesel electric submarines and nuclear submarines. The next generation of Chinas type 096 strategic missile nuclear submarine is likely to start construction in the mid-2020s and is said to be able to carry new submarine launched ballistic missiles.

However, as mentioned in Forbes, the combat power of the navy is far more than the number of warships and missiles. The US Navy is ahead of the Chinese navy in terms of ship tonnage, advanced weapons and operational experience. The US Navy also has the most powerful aircraft carrier combat capacity in the world. The report deliberately emphasizes that China has the largest naval force in the world, exaggerating and confusing the public and the public is just trying to attract attention and exaggerate the China Threat Theory.

Hype Chinas nuclear warheads will double in the next 10 years

On September 1, the US Department of defense website also interpreted the 2020 report on Chinas military strength and security development. The US Deputy Assistant Secretary of defense, Chad blakia, said at the US Enterprise Research Institute on the same day that China is expected to double the number of nuclear warheads it has in the next 10 years, and at the same time, it is beginning to make efforts to expand the deployment mode of nuclear capabilities.

China is comprehensively expanding and promoting modernization to diversify its nuclear forces, said sbrakia Just looking at the number of warheads alone does not tell the whole story. He said that in the next decade, China plans to expand its ballistic missile submarine forces and deploy sea-based ballistic missiles with stronger capabilities and longer range. China also plans to complete the development of bombers with air-launched ballistic missiles. He also said that China plans to deploy more mobile intercontinental missiles on the ground, and may also expand its capability of fixed ICBM in silos.

The United States has always been used to hype the topic of Chinas nuclear weapons, but the reality is that the United States has the largest number of nuclear weapons in the world. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian once said that China has always advocated the ultimate complete prohibition and thorough destruction of nuclear weapons. At the same time, China believes that nuclear disarmament should be carried out step by step in accordance with the principles of maintaining global strategic stability and undiminished security of all countries. Countries with the largest nuclear arsenals have a special and priority responsibility in nuclear disarmament. At present, the international nuclear arms control system is facing severe challenges. The United States should respond responsibly to Russias positive appeal, extend the Treaty on further reduction and limitation of offensive strategic weapons, and further substantially reduce nuclear arsenals on this basis, so as to create conditions for other countries to participate in nuclear disarmament negotiations.

Guessing China builds a world-class army

For the PLA, it means that they have the idea of going out. I think this is one aspect of the world-class army that can have influence at the time point and place of their choice, said sbruckia

The Chinese armed forces faithfully practice the concept of a community of shared future for mankind, actively fulfill the international responsibilities of the armed forces of great powers, comprehensively promote international military cooperation in the new era, and strive to contribute to building a better world of lasting peace and universal security.

When facing the challenge from China, the trump administration of the United States faces a great paradox, that is, it overestimates and underestimates the challenge. Overestimation is obvious; underestimation is not obvious, but it is more dangerous.

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We call on China to adjust its nuclear capabilities to meet the strategic realities of our time, pompeio said in his speech

If China follows his call, it will have to add more than 5500 nuclear weapons to its nuclear arsenal, because China only has more than 300 nuclear weapons, compared with nearly 6000 in the United States.

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