Pulling out of the nuclear weapons pact with Russia would mean the US could deploy intermediate ground-based missile systems in Asia. Photo: Reuters

Pulling out of nuclear arms pact adds to US options to ‘erode Chinese advantage’

  • Withdrawing from cold war-era treaty with Russia would mean US could deploy intermediate ground-based missile systems in Asia
  • It could have a significant effect on the military balance between China and the US, especially in the event of a conflict
Topic |   China military

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Pulling out of the nuclear weapons pact with Russia would mean the US could deploy intermediate ground-based missile systems in Asia. Photo: Reuters
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Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang is a senior China reporter, who focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016 and previously reported for China Review News Agency. Kristin is interested in security in northeast Asia and China's growing military might.