The war of words between the US and China over the atomic bomb has intensified. A senior official in the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s arms control department denied on Tuesday that his government was rapidly expanding its nuclear arsenal. However, he said Beijing was taking steps to meet its nuclear weapons requirements.
Fu Kong, director-general of the Department of Arms Control, said China is working to ensure that its nuclear weapons meet the minimum target required for national defence, necessary to deter enemies from attacking. “US officials have made claims that China is rapidly expanding its nuclear capabilities,” Kong told a news conference in Beijing. I want to say that these claims are false.
America has 3,750 nuclear weapons
A day before the news conference, China, the United States, Russia, Britain and France issued a joint statement on preventing nuclear war or an arms race. The US Defense Department said in a report in November that China was expanding its nuclear capability more rapidly than previously estimated and could have more than 1,000 warheads by 2030. America has 3,750 nuclear weapons.
These countries have said that their nuclear weapons are not against each other. He also said that he considers it his greatest responsibility to avoid any war between nuclear-weapon countries and minimize strategic risks. This joint statement has been issued by Russia, America, China, France and Britain. The Russian presidential office, the Kremlin and the US presidential office, the White House, issued statements on their respective websites, writing that we intend to maintain and further strengthen our national measures to prevent the unauthorized or unintended use of nuclear weapons. This includes obtaining approval at the highest level before the use of nuclear weapons.