China Revs Up Expansion of Nuclear Arsenal

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According to the Wallstreet Journal, the Chinese government has begun to accelerate the development of its nuclear arsenal after reassessing the threat posed to mainland China by the United States. It is believed that China sees a stronger nuclear arsenal as a way to deter the U.S. from involving itself in a potential future conflict over Taiwan. The Pentagon estimates China will have 1,000 nuclear warheads by the end of this decade.