China has begun a massive build-up of its nuclear arsenal.
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) revealed that China is constructing a massive new set of Nuclear silos, these will house approximately 110 nuclear weapons.
From PJ Media:
This new discovery comes close on the heels of news from June of construction of the first huge silo field in Gansu province.
Combined, China could in short order field an additional 230 nuclear-tipped missiles. While the Communist government is tight-lipped about its nuclear weapons program, FAS estimates that China had 260 total warheads as of 2015.
FAS also says that the “silo construction at Yumen and Hami constitutes the most significant expansion of the Chinese nuclear arsenal ever,” and if anything, that’s actually understating the threat.
The Print yesterday concluded that the huge expansion “indicates a shift in China’s nuclear policy.” China had previously maintained “a minimum deterrent” as part of its no-first-use policy.
China’s nuclear build-up following unprecedented aggression in the South China Sea and the United States’ failure to respond.