China’s nuclear weapons build-up threatens mutually assured destruction

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Hong Kong Free Press

China’s economic rise since the 1970s has been miraculous. With that rise has come greatly increased spending on China’s nuclear arsenal. Is that spending buying China more security, or is it instead bringing the world closer to nuclear Armageddon? The threat posed by nuclear weapons has been in the spotlight lately. Shortly after launching his invasion of Ukraine in late February, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his country’s nuclear forces to “combat duty.” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov refused to rule out the use of nuclear weapons, adding that Russia would definitely do so if fa…

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