China rejects Pentagon claims Beijing planning to double nuclear warhead stockpile
The statement by ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, followed the release of the Pentagon's annual report to Congress on China's military operations on Tuesday.
Among other things, the paper claimed that Beijing's nuclear warhead stockpile, which is currently estimated in the low 200s, "is projected to at least double in size" over the next decade.Also on rt.com White House defends military presence in South China Sea, accusing ‘aggressive’ Beijing of overestimating its borders
China's goal is to achieve a "nuclear triad," which includes developing a nuclear capable air-launched ballistic missile, while also modernizing ground and sea-based nuclear capabilities, it added.
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