China has six Type 094 submarines in service at present. Photo: Reuters
China has six Type 094 submarines in service at present. Photo: Reuters

China building up nuclear arsenal ‘in response to US pressure’

  • Analysts say Beijing is focusing on submarines and ground-launched missiles as Pentagon forecasts country will have 1,000 warheads by end of decade
  • One source says China could produce more nuclear weapons at short notice but sees no need to do so just now

China has six Type 094 submarines in service at present. Photo: Reuters
China has six Type 094 submarines in service at present. Photo: Reuters
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