China showed off some of its Dongfeng-41 intercontinental nuclear missiles at its National Day Parade in Beijing last year. Photo: Xinhua China showed off some of its Dongfeng-41 intercontinental nuclear missiles at its National Day Parade in Beijing last year. Photo: Xinhua
China showed off some of its Dongfeng-41 intercontinental nuclear missiles at its National Day Parade in Beijing last year. Photo: Xinhua

American hostility means China can’t come clean on its nuclear arsenal, Beijing official says

  • To ensure the effectiveness of its nuclear strategy, ‘China maintains a certain degree of ambiguity’ regarding numbers of warheads, head of the foreign ministry arms control department says
  • Beijing will only join Washington and Moscow in arms limitation talks if ‘US commits to reducing its nuclear arsenal to a level’ similar to China’s, he says

Topic |   US-China relations
China showed off some of its Dongfeng-41 intercontinental nuclear missiles at its National Day Parade in Beijing last year. Photo: Xinhua China showed off some of its Dongfeng-41 intercontinental nuclear missiles at its National Day Parade in Beijing last year. Photo: Xinhua
China showed off some of its Dongfeng-41 intercontinental nuclear missiles at its National Day Parade in Beijing last year. Photo: Xinhua
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