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Why China will go full steam ahead in the nuclear arms race


February 13, 2018
By Cary Huang

Has the cold war made a comeback? It may or may not have, but the resurrection of a cold war-style nuclear arms race is obvious, as the world’s three most powerful militaries are all now singing the same chorus, expressing their desire to enhance their nuclear capabilities. In its just-released 2018 Nuclear Posture Review, the Trump administration calls for strengthening its nuclear deterrence to counter the “growing threat” from the “revisionist powers” of China and Russia, which are both scrambling to modernise their arsenals.
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