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China Moves to Expand Its Nuclear Capabilities

Apr 8, 2016 | 09:30 GMT
China is looking to adjust its nuclear force to ensure it maintains a credible deterrent.
(TEH ENG KOON/AFP/Getty Images)

Since conducting its first successful nuclear test in 1964, China has maintained one of the least belligerent nuclear policies in the world. But certain changes in technology over the past two decades have forced Beijing to re-evaluate its approach. In the coming years, China will look to revamp its nuclear force to keep its deterrent credible against the increasingly lethal arsenals of the United States and Russia....

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