The Chinese government has responded to a report by the U.S. Department of Defense that China is rapidly increasing its nuclear weapons capabilities, calling it “a joke full of prejudice”.
“As long as no country uses nuclear weapons against China, there will be no threat from China’s nuclear weapons,” Wang Wenbin, spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said at a regular briefing.
“As with previous similar reports, it ignores facts and is full of prejudice,” Wang said.
“In fact, the United States is the world’s biggest source of nuclear threat,” he said.
The U.S. Department of Defense predicted in a report titled “Military and Security Developments Including China,” submitted to Congress that China’s nuclear warheads could increase to 700 by 2027 and exceed 1,000 by 2030.
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