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

Topic |   US-China relations
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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