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Anthony Blink In a virtual meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum (ARF) of more than twenty countries, the US Secretary of State was based on minimal deterrence.
Blinken called on China to stop “provocative” behavior in the South China Sea and “expressed grave concern” about human rights violations in Tibet, Hong Kong and Xinjiang.
According to reports based on US satellite images, China has built hundreds of new silos for its nuclear missiles. According to a Pentagon report last year, China had about two hundred nuclear warheads in 2020, and it is estimated that this could at least double if Beijing expands and modernizes its forces.
China says its arsenal is dwarfed by US and Russian nuclear weapons, and has said it is ready to hold bilateral talks on strategic security “on the basis of equality and mutual respect”.
Analysts say the United States has about 3,800 nuclear warheads.
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