China is working to integrate its land, sea and air-launched missile systems to strength its nuclear defences, observers say. Photo: Handout

China needs more nuclear warheads to deter US threat, military says

Commentary says the existing stockpile is big enough to prevent ‘bullying’ but should be expanded as Washington changes strategy

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China is working to integrate its land, sea and air-launched missile systems to strength its nuclear defences, observers say. Photo: Handout
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.