China is increasing its nuclear weapons, blaming the US

BEIJING, BM, ($1=6.4 Yuans) – China intends to increase its nuclear submarine power by increasing the number of intercontinental ballistic missiles of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army fleet. This statement was written by journalist Zhang Hui in the pages of the state media Global Times.

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The reason for this increase, as Zhang Hui says, is the growing threat from the United States and its actions in the South China Sea and the Taiwan Strait. “The United States is sending more and more warships there,” he said. Hui recalls that Washington is preparing to conduct the most effective naval exercise in the area, which will involve 25,000 troops and spread over 17 time zones. “A military conflict with China and Russia is being prepared,” Zhang Hui said.

Increasing the number of intercontinental ballistic missiles will guarantee the territorial integrity of the Chinese state and are a guarantor of world peace, says Zhang Hui. The journalist even compares the huge budget that the United States will spend on defense next year compared to China. “The overall US national security budget has increased by 1.7 percent from the 2021 figure. In recent years, China has maintained its defense spending at about 1.3 percent of GDP, well below the global average of 2.6 %, the data show.”

Chinese military experts believe Beijing should pay more attention to the local DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile because it has the largest operational range. They argue that Beijing should increase this type of missile in the number of weapons in the Chinese army.

Strengthening China’s nuclear triad is essential, so increasing the number of submarine-launched missiles is the future of China’s defense, said Song Zhongping, a Chinese military expert and TV commentator.

We remind you that China has the largest fleet globally, and according to the latest information, 37 ships are ahead of Beijing over the second-largest fleet – the one commanded by Washington. However, Beijing does not intend to be satisfied with these figures – three more naval ships have already been ordered – Changzheng 18, Dalian, and Hainan.

Mutual attacks between the United States and China have been going on for many years but have intensified in the past 24 months, with Washington seeing a more significant threat from Beijing than Moscow.

In early May this year, US Army General Mark Millie warned that the world could enter an era of “potential international instability” due to the rise of China, which threatens US status as the world’s dominant military power.

“Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the United States has been the undisputed global military, political and economic power. But, with the rise of China, things are changing and changing rapidly,” he said in a speech at Howard University.

He said the world order since the end of World War II – and, of course, since the end of the Cold War – has come under significant pressure in areas of vital interest to the United States. Yet now is a period of potential international instability. Mark Millie also noted threats to global stability due to new technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and hypersonic missiles.

General Millie’s comments reflect the foreign policy priority of US President Joe Biden’s administration over China. The White House chief recently said the United States was fighting China for “victory in the 21st century.” Most notably Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, US officials often say China poses a threat to a “rules-based international order.”

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