China Pushes Largest-ever Expansion Of Nuclear Arsenal
China is pushing ahead with the largest-ever expansion of its nuclear arsenal, modernising the atomic deterrent with an eye on any future conflicts with the United States, experts say.
The SIPRI think tank estimates that China has a stockpile of around 350 nuclear warheads -- small fry when compared with the United States and Russia.
But it is growing fast, and could have 1,500 warheads by 2035, according to a Pentagon estimate published in November.
"China appears to no longer be satisfied with just a few hundred nuclear weapons to...