China’s intermediate-range DF-26 missiles are part of the country’s land-based weapons systems. Photo: Xinhua

China rejects German appeal to join endangered cold war-era nuclear treaty

  • Politburo member Yang Jiechi says Chinese weapons are defensive and don’t pose a threat
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for a global medium-range treaty to take account of China’s growing missile power
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China’s intermediate-range DF-26 missiles are part of the country’s land-based weapons systems. Photo: Xinhua
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Liu Zhen

Liu Zhen

Liu Zhen joined the Post in 2015 as a reporter on the China desk. She previously worked with Reuters in Beijing.