Military vehicles carrying DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missiles travel past Tiananmen Square in October 2019 during the military parade marking the 70th founding anniversary of People’s Republic of China. Photo: Reuters
Military vehicles carrying DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missiles travel past Tiananmen Square in October 2019 during the military parade marking the 70th founding anniversary of People’s Republic of China. Photo: Reuters

China to increase nuclear warheads to 1,500, US military warns

  • A new Pentagon report says China is on track to having nearly 4 times the number of warheads by 2035, speedily closing the gap with the US
  • An increase in capabilities means uncertainty over how Chinese experts view the role of such weapons, such as the ‘no first use’ policy, one analyst says

Military vehicles carrying DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missiles travel past Tiananmen Square in October 2019 during the military parade marking the 70th founding anniversary of People’s Republic of China. Photo: Reuters
Military vehicles carrying DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missiles travel past Tiananmen Square in October 2019 during the military parade marking the 70th founding anniversary of People’s Republic of China. Photo: Reuters
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