Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and US President Ronald Reagan at the signing of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty in 1987. Photo: AP

If Trump blows up US-Russia nuclear treaty, China will pick up the pieces

  • Withdrawal from INF deal brings prospect of US missile deployments in the Asia-Pacific, threatening China’s security
  • But it may also hand Beijing a key role in building new world order of arms control
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Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and US President Ronald Reagan at the signing of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty in 1987. Photo: AP
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