China displayed its most powerful nuclear deterrent, the Dongfeng-series intercontinental ballistic missiles, during a 2019 military parade in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
China displayed its most powerful nuclear deterrent, the Dongfeng-series intercontinental ballistic missiles, during a 2019 military parade in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

Upgrades for China’s nuclear triad as Xi Jinping pushes for stronger strategic deterrence: analysts

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China displayed its most powerful nuclear deterrent, the Dongfeng-series intercontinental ballistic missiles, during a 2019 military parade in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
China displayed its most powerful nuclear deterrent, the Dongfeng-series intercontinental ballistic missiles, during a 2019 military parade in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
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