Tuesday, May 14, 2019

China Is Not Interested In Nuclear Disarmament


Washington Free Beacon: China’s Great Nuclear Wall

Essay: Beijing's opaque approach to arms control obscures the growing threat of its nuclear arsenal

When it comes to nuclear arms control, China is great at playing hard to get. Beijing is the elusive beauty, a difficult but attractive target for those who seek nuclear disarmament. Powerful yet mysterious, shrouding its nuclear program in a haze of opacity, the Chinese government never actually gives its pursuers what they want. And China knows that only makes them more interested. Indeed, Beijing leads on its suitors with seductive promises of reducing its arsenal of nuclear weapons, only to demand more in return from other states before taking any steps. And then the cycle begins anew, with no fewer nuclear weapons in China.

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WNU Editor: China made it official yesterday .... China ‘has no interest’ in joining US-Russia nuclear deal (AP).

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not a surprise. There's no incentive for China to join it, and Russia ain't likely going to honour their end of any bargain struck, if such things are cemented.

The US, for now, although not for long, still maintain an advantage when it comes to military tech and superior firepower as well as military assets. So why would they be willing to cast away what they see as the only thing that allows them to have an equal footing when it comes to the US?

Anonymous said...

The reason why China will never agree to a nuclear disarmament proposal is because China plans to use their nukes against the USA in a devastating nuclear attack on US military bases in the not-too-distant future.

Bob Huntley said...

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opit said...

With both the US and the UK adding 'newer and better' WMD to their arsenals, any proposal to limit China's arms does not have the chances of a snowball in Hell of surviving.