The US stages an intermediate-range missile test on Sunday, its first since withdrawing from the cold war-era nuclear treaty. Photo: Reuters

China and Russia to raise US ‘threat to peace’ at UN Security Council meeting

  • Analysts fear a new arms race is looming with US withdrawal from cold war nuclear treaty
Topic |   US-China relations

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The US stages an intermediate-range missile test on Sunday, its first since withdrawing from the cold war-era nuclear treaty. Photo: Reuters
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Cary Huang
Cary Huang
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Sino File by Cary Huang

The US breaks free of its nuclear treaty with Russia to focus on its main target: China

  • Washington is now free to test and deploy the intermediate-range missiles it believes it needs to compete with its most serious challenger
  • China’s growing arsenal sets the scene for the resurgence of nuclear geopolitics

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