China has had a policy of not being the first to use a nuclear weapon in a conflict since it first developed them in 1964. Photo: Xinhua
China has had a policy of not being the first to use a nuclear weapon in a conflict since it first developed them in 1964. Photo: Xinhua

China should ‘fine-tune’ nuclear weapons policy amid US pressure, ex-diplomat says

  • Former disarmament affairs envoy to UN calls for review of ‘no first use’ pledge as a way to counter America’s growing military presence in region
  • In a speech, Sha Zukang also says it is only ‘a matter of time’ before Beijing joins an arms control pact with Washington and Moscow

Topic |   China's military
China has had a policy of not being the first to use a nuclear weapon in a conflict since it first developed them in 1964. Photo: Xinhua
China has had a policy of not being the first to use a nuclear weapon in a conflict since it first developed them in 1964. Photo: Xinhua
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