China called the number of nuclear warheads to "suppress US strategic ambitions"


Global Times editor-in-chief Hu Xijin made a note on his Weibo page that is being actively discussed in China. The note indicates that China needs more than 1 thousand nuclear warheads (including 100 Dongfeng 41) in order to "stifle US strategic ambitions."


At the same time, China itself in the open access mode does not officially publish data on the number of its nuclear warheads. If you believe the data of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), then the PRC in 2019 had 290 nuclear warheads, which put it in 4th place in the world after the United States, the Russian Federation and France. In the same SIPRI report, it was indicated that the United States had the largest number of fully operational nuclear warheads - 1750. Another 4435 were in “storage and waiting for combat deployment”.

In a large Chinese publication, Sina notes that SIPRI data is not always trustworthy. In particular, it is noted that today China is not able to verify the exact number of nuclear warheads present in the United States. At the same time, the same information resource writes that in China the number of nuclear warheads may not be 290, but at least twice as much.

From the material:

China has always stated that nuclear weapon for the state, it is a factor in deterring threats from outside. The country possesses, unlike the United States, exclusively strategic nuclear weapons. China does not produce tactical nuclear warheads.

Returning to the words of Hu Sijin from the Global Times, it is noted that to "suppress the strategic ambitions of the United States" is important not only the number of nuclear warheads, but also the logistics associated with them. It is about where it is more expedient to place them, which objects to aim at. It was noted that it is important to take into account the effectiveness of the use of nuclear bombs and missiles in terms of penetration through the missile defense system. Calculations are given on the number of likely victims in an attack on American cities.

In the Chinese media they write that such data and the calculations themselves look "inhumane", but it is added that "the United States allows itself the same."
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  1. prior 12 May 2020 07: 37 New
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    the calculations look “inhumane”

    Counting possible enemy corpses is a good propaganda move.
    Soothes especially aggressive ones from rash actions.
    1. Zementbomber 12 May 2020 08: 04 New
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      Soothes particularly aggressive

      Doesn't really work. And it never worked anywhere. The only exception is March 14, 1939.
      1. prior 12 May 2020 08: 08 New
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        There was such a showdown - Trump and KIM. How did it end? Right nothing.
        Why? The calculations looked "inhumane."
        1. Zementbomber 12 May 2020 08: 13 New
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          There, a completely different thing worked - the potential buns from "multiplying by zero" the DPRK - completely did not justify either the risks or the real costs in this case, even when it was still deeply non-nuclear. A low value object is simple in the Global Game. smile
          1. alexmach 12 May 2020 09: 24 New
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            Wow low value object. The plump dictator-demigod who runs a small and poor country, who has relied entirely on a big neighbor for years, has not left the world news feeds. In my opinion, the object is at least remarkable and very valuable, though this is the case when it is more valuable to everyone alive than dead.
            1. Oyo Sarkazmi 12 May 2020 13: 05 New
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              But the Lords of the Universe, who bombarded Iraq and Yugoslavia in the Stone Age, who destroyed more peaceful people in the post-war period than Hitler in concentration camps, are the greatest value of planet Earth. fellow
          2. Snail N9 12 May 2020 10: 11 New
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            The maintenance of a large number of nuclear warheads is very costly and troublesome due to the degradation of nuclear "fuel" and electronics due to radiation.
      2. NordUral 12 May 2020 17: 26 New
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        It has been working for 71 years. Otherwise, there would be no Internet, no BO, and you and I most likely. Yes, and the world in general.
  2. Zementbomber 12 May 2020 07: 39 New
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    The note indicates that China needs more than 1 thousand nuclear warheads (including 100 Dongfeng 41) in order to "stifle US strategic ambitions."

    It is interesting - on the basis of what "Stel's Directory" data did they "count" this? bully
    an information resource writes that in China the number of nuclear warheads may not be 290, but at least twice as much.

    Similarly. bully
    1. Errr 12 May 2020 07: 55 New
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      Quote: Zementbomber
      It is interesting - on the basis of what "Stel's Directory" data did they "count" this? bully
      Stel P. L. Handbook. - K .: “Kum Miroshnik”, 2009. laughing
      But seriously, then out of nowhere they did not take this digital. They just need [extremely prestigious] to enter the "club of the most vigorous bombers", the number of nuclear warheads of which is measured by four-digit numbers.
    2. _Sergei_ 12 May 2020 10: 06 New
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      There is such a guide Fonarev. Everything is in it
  3. Same lech 12 May 2020 07: 48 New
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    In the Chinese media they write that such data and the calculations themselves look "inhumane", but it is added that "the United States allows itself the same."

    Humanity is a beautiful word ... for Gaddafi to say this to whom they drove a dagger into a causal place and then drove a bullet into the stomach.
    The Great Eun turned out to be smarter and in time hedged himself with several nuclear warheads.
    Nuclear weapons are the only real insurance against American madness.
  4. Evil 55 12 May 2020 07: 51 New
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    China made conclusions from the history of its development in the 18-19 centuries and just doesn’t want to repeat them ..
    1. Zementbomber 12 May 2020 08: 07 New
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      Do you really believe that the “nuclear shield” will save the “China” project from closure if there is consensus at High Levels about the need for such a step?
      1. KVU-NSVD 12 May 2020 08: 22 New
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        Quote: Zementbomber
        Do you really believe that the “nuclear shield” will save the “China” project from closure if there is consensus at High Levels about the need for such a step?

        Is this the same for the High Levels that can "close" a nuclear power with one and a half billion people and the first or second economy? Level "God" or what? So that one can close all, in one fell swoop ....
        1. Zementbomber 12 May 2020 08: 26 New
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          Level "God" or what?

          Nearly. smile World Economic and Financial Elite. If a broad and active consensus is formed in her environment on any issue, no one can successfully resist it. Even if we assume that China and the United States that entered the alliance will try to resist.
          1. KVU-NSVD 12 May 2020 08: 43 New
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            Quote: Zementbomber
            World Economic and Financial Elite

            Don’t tell my slippers - you don’t need to cover China for millennia, but voila will make a direct decision. These MEFEs (for brevity) can impose wild sanctions and bans, they will drive China into a corner, and then they will receive either a war or a second DPRK, only a couple of orders of magnitude worse. They’ve been trying to get the first one for about seventy years already, but on the exhaust some show-offs. To paraphrase Bulgakov - do not read articles about conspiracy theology before dinner ... much has been inflated there with the filing of the same IEFE ... why? that shob bzdely .. Decisions close the one who does not resist
            1. Zementbomber 12 May 2020 08: 51 New
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              Don’t tell my slippers - you don’t need to cover China for millennia, but voila will make a direct decision.

              Just learn a discipline called History of China. It is possible - even superficially. smile A lot of interesting things will open. It’s like, for example, how much it has existed over the 5 thousand years as a single state. Or - like 400 thousand nomads - they subjugated 300 million Chinese for 400 years. And other interesting things.
              1. KVU-NSVD 12 May 2020 08: 57 New
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                Quote: Zementbomber
                . Or - like 400 thousand nomads - they subjugated 300 million Chinese for 400 years.

                And de those nomads? They can’t find the graves, but China, here it is, is strong and prosperous, and only a hundred years ago in the deepest ass was under the opium dope
                - how much he has existed as a single state over these 5 thousand years.
                And the United States for its only two hundred and fifty? And nicho, right now a hotbed of terrible MEFE.
                1. Zementbomber 13 May 2020 10: 09 New
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                  And de those nomads? They can’t find the graves

                  There are now 11 million people. quite a living actually. smile
                  China, here it is, is strong and prosperous, and just a hundred years ago in the deepest ass was under the opium dope

                  Wheel - it spins ...
          2. lucul 12 May 2020 10: 00 New
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            World Economic and Financial Elite. If a wide and active consensus is formed in her environment on any issue, no one can successfully resist it.

            God's chosenness is already dripping from the ears)))))
            1. Oyo Sarkazmi 12 May 2020 13: 14 New
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              Quote: lucul
              God's chosenness is already dripping from the ears

              Yeah. He will take an old Odessa Jew a piece of paper, write on it “a stop of hundreds of billions of thousands of dollars”, show, and everything around him - ooooooooooooo, World Financial Elite !!!
      2. Same lech 12 May 2020 08: 24 New
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        "nuclear shield" - will save the "China" project from closure

        Everything flows, everything changes ... China will change over time depending on the situation ... do not forget China several thousand years of its own development history ... and how many years the USA what ...three hundred.
        1. Zementbomber 12 May 2020 08: 34 New
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          This is where China’s organic weakness actually consists ...
        2. Free wind 13 May 2020 10: 42 New
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          Well, as if a little more than 2 thousand years, the rest of the story was invented by the Chinese, they have no history. By the way, opium comes from China, it is not necessary for Americans and British to hang all dogs.
      3. Vladimir_2U 12 May 2020 08: 25 New
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        With dear God, will closing be agreed upon?
        1. Zementbomber 12 May 2020 08: 36 New
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          But why? - in his circle. smile Difficult task by the way. For - Interests do not quite coincide as a rule. Sometimes - an agreement fails. And then - even showing off can survive (moderately showing off of course).
      4. venik 12 May 2020 08: 44 New
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        Quote: Zementbomber
        Do you really believe that the “nuclear shield” will save the “China” project from closure if there is consensus at High Levels about the need for such a step?

        =========
        Do you really think that "high levels" omnipotent?
        1. Zementbomber 12 May 2020 08: 53 New
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          Of course not. smile NOTomnipotent even the Mighty Solar Gods. smile
      5. dzvero 12 May 2020 09: 54 New
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        “I’ll buy everything,” said gold,
        I'll take everything - said damask "(c)
        1. Zementbomber 13 May 2020 10: 10 New
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          From what follows - "the union of gold and damask steel" - no one and nothing can resist.
      6. NordUral 12 May 2020 17: 30 New
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        While the world is saved. But who knows the limit of the madness of the Anglo-Saxon elite?
  5. knn54 12 May 2020 07: 56 New
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    China has made it clear that it will not sign the OSV-2.
    1. Same lech 12 May 2020 08: 05 New
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      China has made it clear that it will not sign the OSV-2.

      He’ll do the right thing ... how can you sign agreements with the United States which withdraws from the treaties whenever it pleases.
    2. Zementbomber 12 May 2020 08: 08 New
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      OSV-2 - even Russia has not ratified. laughing
      And so - the "nuclear contractual" policy of the PRC - has not changed since the mid-1960s.
    3. NordUral 12 May 2020 17: 31 New
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      Russia also needs to think about whether to send the States away with all their treaties.
  6. rotmistr60 12 May 2020 09: 23 New
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    China needs more than 1 thousand nuclear warheads to "suppress US strategic ambitions."
    And Kim Jong-un had a few. So it’s not a matter of quantity, but of real determination to fight back in the event of an attack.
  7. aszzz888 12 May 2020 09: 34 New
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    At the same time, the same information resource writes that in China the number of nuclear warheads may not be 290, but at least twice as much.
    I believe that in the PRC there are enough poisonous warheads to behave with the merikatos as they do now.
    1. NordUral 12 May 2020 17: 33 New
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      They can do it. The Chinese in the States are the fifth column of China. Not that "ours" have capitals, villas, families and lovers (s).
  8. Ros 56 12 May 2020 09: 42 New
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    Well done Chinese, as they say - to live with wolves, you must be prepared for everything.
  9. Private-K 12 May 2020 10: 03 New
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    IMHO, just count the amount of Jab is nothing.
    Required to consider:
    - and the number of barley
    - and the number of direct delivery vehicles (missile with one nuclear warhead. rocket with several nuclear warheads, just a bomb, artillery shell ...)
    - and the type of delivery vehicles with an analysis of their performance characteristics in terms of the ability to overcome distances, overcome missile defense, not be struck by yourself ...
    Karoch - it's all complicated.
    However, in my opinion, it was I who didn’t go wrong with the nuclear forces of China. Those. they are, but there are few of them with delivery vehicles not very curly. Of course, when compared with "senior comrades" such as the United States, Russia, World Bank, France. Strange as it may seem, the PRC, although nuclearly, has risen above the level of India, Pakistan, Israel ... but has not reached the level of the major league, being stuck in an intermediate position.
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi 12 May 2020 13: 21 New
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      Quote: Private-K
      Strange as it may seem, the PRC, although nuclearly, has risen above the level of India, Pakistan, Israel ... but has not reached the level of the major league, being stuck in an intermediate position.

      During the Caribbean Crisis, more than 5 million Americans left the United States, Canada, and Mexico. If in the USA let one warhead explode, in the desert - the USA will be depopulated for a week.
      1. Zementbomber 13 May 2020 10: 14 New
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        Completely childish ideas about Americans are one of the significant problems of Russians ... smile
        1. Oyo Sarkazmi 13 May 2020 10: 15 New
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          The Americans are the same children: how they get scared - they immediately run to where.
          1. Zementbomber 13 May 2020 10: 50 New
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            I say - Russians have a completely childish view of Americans ... smile
    2. NordUral 12 May 2020 17: 36 New
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      Who knows that. They fly to the moon, they just threw a couple of connected satellites, they are preparing a lunar expedition. They were dark. And if so, they’ll catch up. They have so much technology swelled everything. And they themselves develop science to envy.
  10. Yaro Polk 12 May 2020 10: 40 New
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    I think so, there is still China "underground", and so, there these rockets do like sausages on a conveyor belt)
    1. T.Henks 12 May 2020 16: 31 New
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      Funny sarcasm!
  11. Old26 12 May 2020 13: 50 New
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    Quote: Zementbomber
    Do you really believe that the “nuclear shield” will save the “China” project from closure if there is consensus at High Levels about the need for such a step?

    "Project China" - will save. But the "DPRK project" is unlikely

    Quote: knn54
    China has made it clear that it will not sign the OSV-2.

    And what, someone suggested he sign the OSV-2 ??? EMNIP it was an agreement between the USSR and the USA

    Quote: Zementbomber
    OSV-2 - even Russia has not ratified

    And she could not ratify, because she did not sign ....

    Quote: Private-K
    However, in my opinion, it was I who didn’t go wrong with the nuclear forces of China. Those. they are, but there are few of them with delivery vehicles not very curly. Of course, when compared with "senior comrades" such as the United States, Russia, World Bank, France. Strange as it may seem, the PRC, although nuclearly, has risen above the level of India, Pakistan, Israel ... but has not reached the level of the major league, being stuck in an intermediate position.

    As for the United States and the Russian Federation - I agree. All the rest, forgive your conjectures that did not even catch up to the level of Britain and France. Especially in terms of media ... Yes, and I think that their warheads are by no means 290.

    Quote: Yaro Polk
    I think so, there is still China "underground", and so, there these rockets do like sausages on a conveyor belt)

    Well, they do, and what next?
  12. Dmitry Makarov 13 May 2020 10: 36 New
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    America will have a hard time in the new Cold War - the consequences are quite possible and fatal, can it be better to give up right away, sign the Surrender and not curry favor?
    1. Zementbomber 13 May 2020 10: 52 New
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      Well, so they offer their opponents to capitulate - in order to avoid meaningless sacrifices and costs. smile But the opponents are still vomiting. fool