US President Donald Trump speaks during a business leaders event in Beijing in November 2017 as Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds. The Trump administration’s nuclear posture means nuclear weapons will be easier to use, but China may not follow suit. Photo: AFP

As the US takes the leash off nuclear weapons, how will China react?

Zhou Bo says the Trump administration’s nuclear posture review demonstrates that nuclear weapons still matter in our post-cold-war environment, but this is unlikely to change China’s defence-oriented nuclear policy

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US President Donald Trump speaks during a business leaders event in Beijing in November 2017 as Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds. The Trump administration’s nuclear posture means nuclear weapons will be easier to use, but China may not follow suit. Photo: AFP
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