Japanese news agency: China is going to triple the number of nuclear warheads by 2035

Beijing intends to significantly increase its nuclear potential, anticipating a further escalation of tensions with Washington and its allies over Taiwan and the islands in the South China Sea. This was reported by the Japanese news agency Kyodo News, citing people familiar with the matter.

Sources said that China is going to triple the number of nuclear warheads by 2035. According to reports, the plan developed by the PLA has already been approved by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The build-up of the arsenal will take place in two stages. During the first stage, timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the PLA, which will be celebrated in 2027, the Chinese comrades will increase the number of warheads to 550 units. The second stage provides for the expansion of the arsenal to 900 warheads by 2035.

The agency drew attention to the fact that in 2022, experts from the United States gave an even more formidable forecast. Allegedly, China intends to increase its nuclear arsenal by 2035, when Beijing intends to complete the modernization and rearmament of the PLA, by an even greater number of warheads - up to 1,5 thousand units. Therefore, foreign affairs experts warn that if the PRC achieves such indicators, it can easily abandon the current policy "non-first use of nuclear weapons," summed up the media.
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  1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 11 February 2023 21: 06
    When the USA insisted on the participation of the KRN in the START-3 treaty, Comrade Xi reasonably noted - immediately, as soon as the US reduces nuclear arsenals to the level of China's or when China's arsenals are equal to those of the USA.
    Today, the PRC needs to focus not only on the arsenals of the United States, but on their subjects - Australia, Japan, South Korea, who at any moment can have their own nuclear arsenals.
  2. lord-palladore-11045 (Konstantin Puchkov) 11 February 2023 22: 38
    Enemies fidgeted, the cat knows whose meat it ate.
  3. syndicalist Online syndicalist
    syndicalist (Dimon) 12 February 2023 07: 32
    These missiles are not for Taiwan. All this will be needed by the Chinese to hold the territory of present-day Russia.
  4. smart fellow Offline smart fellow
    smart fellow (smart fellow) 12 February 2023 14: 02
    The Japanese media are known for their lies against the DPRK. Now we have switched to China. China recently built a positional area with a large number of silo launchers. Foreign analysts counted 119 mines. Previously, several missile brigades of mobile launchers of ICBMs (PGTRK) were deployed in Inner Mongolia. Plus, they are putting into operation strategic missile nuclear submarines with a larger number of missiles than the old ones. Accordingly, they need to be added to the previously declared number of warheads, and then their number will grow by 3-4 times.
    By the way, it has become dangerous for the Japanese to lie about the DPRK and, oddly enough, it is safer to bark at the Chinese. Unlike the Chinese, the Koreans cannot wage a conventional war. in this case, their strategic potential (ICBM) - the guarantee of their sovereignty - can be identified and destroyed. Therefore, the northerners will immediately hit nuclear weapons in order to critically destroy the enemy military potential, both American and Japanese, and possibly South Korean. At the same time, the expression "erase Seoul" is meaningless, but nevertheless it is sucked up by Korean scholars, incl. Russian for decades. Why would Koreans massacre civilian Koreans? The stated goal is the unification of Koreans living in the north and south of the peninsula, not extermination.
  5. Watching Offline Watching
    Watching (Alex) 13 February 2023 12: 29
    Quote: Jacques Sekavar
    not only on the arsenals of the United States, but on their subjects - Australia, Japan, South Korea, who at any moment can get hold of their nuclear arsenals.

    Forgotten Israel! The existence of this state is the number one underlying cause of global conflicts. And how many nuclear weapons they have is known only to the Almighty (well, the United States, of course).
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 13 February 2023 15: 40
      Watching (Alex), it's much easier. To create a nuclear weapon, it is necessary to conduct tests that cannot be hidden. They will detect.

      The Jews say so, Israel does not have atomic weapons. And when they add that they can use it if necessary, they hint at the strength of the Jewish community, world Jewry. Who rules the US today? yes

      PS Israel is the experience of the Jews in state building.