China has slightly more than 200 active nuclear warheads

 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 Navy in the world

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.

In the next few years, the Chinese navy may deploy surface attack cruise missiles on its more advanced destroyers and new submarines, the Pentagon said in the report The Chinese navy can also transform old surface combat platforms and submarines so that they can attack land and provide more flexible strike capabilities.

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.

This report points out that Chinas current nuclear warhead inventory is estimated to be about 200. With the expansion and modernization of Chinas nuclear power, it is expected that the number of nuclear warheads will at least double in the next 10 years, he said

Equally important, the U.S. Defense Department said, is how China will deliver these warheads, and China is developing a nuclear Trinity program similar to that of the United States. The nuclear Trinity of the United States can launch nuclear bombs from land-based missiles, sea based nuclear submarines and air-based strategic bombers.

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.

The report also concluded that, in addition to nuclear capabilities, Chinas goal is to build the PLA into a world-class army by 2050.

According to the report, China is likely to be considering establishing overseas logistics facilities to support its navy, land and air forces, including Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Seychelles, Tanzania, Angola and Tajikistan.

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

In fact, the US military releases the so-called report on Chinas military strength and security development every year to hype the China Threat Theory. In the new era of Chinas national defense published last year, the Chinese government pointed out that firmly defending national sovereignty, security and development interests is the fundamental goal of Chinas national defense in the new era; persisting in never seeking hegemony, never expanding, and never seeking sphere of influence are the distinctive features of Chinas national defense in the new era; and implementing the military strategic principles in the new era is the strategic guidance for Chinas national defense in the new era Adhering to the road of building a strong military with Chinese characteristics is the development path of Chinas national defense in the new era; serving and building a community of common destiny for mankind is the world significance of Chinas national defense in the new era.

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Scholar: if you really listen to pompeios China, it will have to add more than 5500 nuclear weapons

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.

U.S. Secretary of state Mike pompeio gave a speech at the Nixon Library on July 23, in which he clearly overestimated Chinas strength. Weve seen shocking statistics about Chinas trade violations that have cost Americans jobs and dealt a heavy blow to the economies of all States in the United States, including here in Southern California, he said. We also see the Chinese military becoming stronger and more aggressive.

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Those who believe that China is about to invade the United States are excusable. However, there is no doubt that the United States is much stronger than China in the military field.

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.

Pompeio also claimed that the Communist Party of China is taking advantage of the free and open society of the United States to send propagandists into our press conferences, research centers, high schools, universities, and even join our PTA..