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Chinese experts suggest increasing China's nuclear potential

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The official newspaper of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army proposes that China as soon as possible strengthen its nuclear potential.


The departmental publication "Tsefan jun zhibao" reported on Tuesday that China has enough weaponsto counter the threats of other nuclear states, but to respond to changes in the US strategy, as well as to preserve China’s status as a great power and protect national security, further development of nuclear deterrence forces will be needed. This proposal is based on the plans of US President Donald Trump on the development of new nuclear weapons systems and delivery. The document also mentions Russia's nuclear arsenal as the main reason for maintaining nuclear deterrence potential, Business Insider reports.

Chinese experts suggest increasing China's nuclear potential


As the quote from the article itself says

In the fatal unpredictability of today's world, in order to increase our country's defense capability, to support our great power position ... we must strengthen the reliability of our nuclear deterrence capabilities and nuclear missile defense potential


The article was written by two researchers from the PLA Academy of Military Sciences, a leading research institute directly responsible for the Central Military Commission of China.

China has never disclosed the volume of strategic weapons, but, according to the Washington Association for Arms Control, we can talk about 270 charges. Thus, China ranks fourth among the five powers possessing atomic weapons.
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  1. bagr69
    bagr69 1 February 2018 12: 29
    +2
    Arms race version 2.0 started ...
    1. mihey
      mihey 1 February 2018 12: 38
      0
      China vs USA? Somehow I do not want to think how this can end.
      1. The black
        The black 1 February 2018 12: 42
        +2
        Thus, China ranks fourth among the five nuclear-weapon states.
        .. well, it’s like BE NOT legally Possessing ..... But what about Pakistan, India, Israel, South Africa, the DPRK ... smile.... and looking at the "peace-loving" US policy of introducing "democracy" around the world, we can safely assume that there will be even more.
        1. Anatole Klim
          Anatole Klim 1 February 2018 12: 51
          +1
          Quote: Black
          South Africa

          South Africa in 1990 decided to abandon nuclear weapons and destroy their stockpiles. In 1994, the IAEA conducted a large-scale verification and officially confirmed the phasing out of the South African nuclear program. In total, South Africa had an estimated 6 nuclear charges.
        2. Anarchist
          Anarchist 1 February 2018 12: 51
          +5
          Their status is not recognized, so they do not have it! At least that's what the Yankees think ... And Israeli colleagues vote.
          Some countries, such as Israel, South Africa, France (but not sure) do not have delivery vehicles ... But the DPRK has it!
      2. Topotun
        Topotun 1 February 2018 12: 55
        +2
        Here it is more worth being afraid of the option China + USA against Russia ....
        1. mihey
          mihey 1 February 2018 13: 02
          0
          China + USA? What Chinese are you stupid? belay
          1. Topotun
            Topotun 1 February 2018 13: 13
            +2
            Given how much they invested in the states .... And given their interest in the territories .... Anything can be.
            1. Giant thought
              Giant thought 1 February 2018 13: 17
              0
              A completely justified step will be, given the aggressive foreign policy of the United States, which is ready to destroy all those who do not like them.
        2. vlad66
          vlad66 1 February 2018 13: 05
          +6
          Quote: Topotun
          Here it is more worth being afraid of the option China + USA against Russia ....

          And if China + Russia, then how? bully
          1. Anarchist
            Anarchist 1 February 2018 13: 10
            +5
            Quote: vlad66
            how?

            Like this good
          2. Topotun
            Topotun 5 February 2018 10: 20
            +1
            It would have been better, but China has invested a lot in US securities ...
    2. dorz
      dorz 1 February 2018 12: 38
      0
      China is not bound by any nuclear weapons treaties, which allows it to have both medium-range missiles and ICBMs.
      1. oldseaman1957
        oldseaman1957 1 February 2018 12: 44
        +1
        Chinese experts suggest increasing China's nuclear potential
        - To put forward the slogan, as in the years of the "great leap": "EVERY CHINESE ON THE NUCLEAR Grenade !!!"
  2. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 1 February 2018 12: 35
    +4
    In the fateful unpredictability of today's world
    this applies to us, and not just China!
    1. Muvka
      Muvka 1 February 2018 12: 36
      0
      Our nuclear forces are as good as ever.
    2. pjastolov
      pjastolov 1 February 2018 12: 42
      +2
      reacting to changes in the US strategy, and in order to maintain China’s status as a great power and protect national security, further development of nuclear deterrence forces will be required
      will the Chinese really lead? The USSR, for example, doesn’t need more, it’s enough and more efficient
  3. Anatole Klim
    Anatole Klim 1 February 2018 12: 43
    0
    Thus, China ranks fourth among the five nuclear-weapon states.

    What year is the article? To date, 9 countries possess nuclear weapons:
    USA;
    Russia;
    United Kingdom;
    France;
    China;
    India;
    Pakistan;
    DPRK;
    Israel (does not confirm)
  4. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 1 February 2018 12: 50
    +1
    270 charges More, and much more. Because how technologically capable? Able . So done. To claim world leadership in torn pants is not an ice. And since the stupidity of the Chinese since Deng Xiao Ping have not been noticed.
    It seems that it is time for the comrades from that Washington association to present such a thing solemnly so that they would take off Chinese noodles from their ears:
  5. taiga2018
    taiga2018 1 February 2018 12: 50
    0
    rushed ..... over the bumps ...
  6. Old26
    Old26 1 February 2018 16: 30
    0
    Quote: Anarchist
    Some countries, such as Israel, South Africa, France (but not sure) do not have delivery vehicles ... But the DPRK has it!

    What, have you already destroyed rockets in French submarines by your order? what nonsense about "NO DELIVERY MEANS"? Rockets "Jericho" Israel is not a means of delivery (not to mention the air and sea component)? Rockets series М France also has Mirage-2000 aircraft - is it not a delivery vehicle ??
    Maybe you should first teach the materiel before writing such nonsense?

    Quote: dorz
    China is not bound by any nuclear weapons treaties, which allows it to have both medium-range missiles and ICBMs.

    And he has them. Of course, China is bound by certain agreements, but according to the nomenclature of carriers - no

    Quote: Anatole Klim
    Thus, China ranks fourth among the five nuclear-weapon states.

    What year is the article? To date, 9 countries possess nuclear weapons:
    USA;
    Russia;
    United Kingdom;
    France;
    China;
    India;
    Pakistan;
    DPRK;
    Israel (does not confirm)

    Dear Anatole Klim. Actually, you should first study the topic. Exist TWO kind of nuclear powers. The officially recognized nuclear powers included in the so-called nuclear club - and there are FIVE of them - USA, USSR (Russia), France, Great Britain, China
    And there are powers that are not officially (de jure) considered nuclear, but in fact (de facto) they are. This is India, Pakistan, North Korea, Israel. Until a certain time, there was also South Africa.
    And so it turns out that the international community recognized 5 nuclear powers, and all the rest, unofficial ...

    Quote: iliitch
    270 charges More, and much more. Because how technologically capable? Able . So done. To claim world leadership in torn pants is not an ice. And since the stupidity of the Chinese since Deng Xiao Ping have not been noticed.

    It is possible that more, but with the carriers, especially the long-range, the PRC still strained. Theoretically and technically, China can have significantly more than 270 charges. But while this estimate is rather virtual
    1. Anatole Klim
      Anatole Klim 1 February 2018 19: 49
      0
      Quote: Old26
      Dear Anatole Klim. Actually, you should first study the topic. There are TWO types of nuclear powers. The officially recognized nuclear powers included in the so-called nuclear club - and there are FIVE of them - USA, USSR (Russia), France, Great Britain, China
      And there are powers that are not officially (de jure) considered nuclear, but in fact (de facto) they are. This is India, Pakistan, North Korea, Israel. Until a certain time, there was also South Africa.

      Greetings to Old26! I generally admit your remark, but I will allow myself a little clarification. Five countries included in the nuclear club (USA, Russia, Great Britain, France, China) were recognized as legitimate owners of nuclear weapons at the international legal level, but then the 1968 Non-Proliferation Treaty was adopted and now new countries (India, Pakistan, DPRK, Israel), who developed nuclear weapons recognized internationally illegal owners of nuclear weapons, i.e. all UN countries nevertheless recognize them as owners of nuclear weapons, but they are violators of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and possess nuclear weapons illegally. Something like that.
  7. Old26
    Old26 1 February 2018 21: 22
    0
    Quote: Anatol Klim
    Something like that.

    That's right. It turns out a collision. Legal 5, actual 9
  8. lopvlad
    lopvlad 2 February 2018 20: 11
    +1
    offer to increase China's nuclear potential


    I can rivet then they dofiga but I doubt the manufacturability and ability to break through the missile defense with their crafts.
  9. lopvlad
    lopvlad 2 February 2018 20: 15
    +1
    Quote: Anatol Klim
    but then the 1968 Non-Proliferation Treaty was adopted


    the non-proliferation treaty with a fool was signed only in the DPRK and India, Pakistan, Israel did not sign the treaty and therefore there are no sanctions against them.