China ‘may be drawn’ into US-Russia nuclear competition
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
The South China Morning Post covered an APLN special report by Dr Luo Xi titled “A Looming Strategic Arms Race in the Asia-Pacific Region: From a Chinese Perspective.” Read the article in full here.
An unrestrained nuclear competition between the US and Russia may cause China to take part in some form, a Chinese nuclear strategist has warned.
As Cold War-era arms control regimes have fallen apart, the two nuclear superpowers and China have been modernising their forces and introducing “post-ballistic” missile technologies, according to Dr Luo Xi, research fellow at the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association.
“This unrestrained nuclear competition between the United States and Russia may complicate future bilateral arms control negotiations and potentially affect China’s cognition of its own nuclear retaliatory capabilities,” Luo said in a research report released on Thursday.
The full article can be found here.