WAR OF WORDS
China threatens US with ‘intense nuclear showdown’ as it ramps up atomic program as a ‘vital deterrent against America’
Imogen Braddick, The Sun (UK)
2 Jun 2021
CHINA has threatened the United States with an "intense nuclear showdown" as it ramps up its atomic program.
The Chinese Communist Party's mouthpiece newspaper launched a blistering attack on the West, saying China’s nuclear plan was now vital to the country’s "strategic deterrence" against the US.
Hu Xijin, the editor of the Global Times, said "the number of China's nuclear warheads must reach the quantity that makes US elites shiver".
"We must be prepared for an intense showdown between China and the US," Hu wrote in a chilling op-ed for the Chinese state-run newspaper.
"In that scenario, a large number of Dongfeng-41, and JL-2 and JL-3 (both intercontinental-range submarine-launched ballistic missile) will form the pillar of our strategic will.
"The number of China’s nuclear warheads must reach the quantity that makes US elites shiver should they entertain the idea of engaging in a military confrontation with China."
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