US repeats call for arms control talks with China as Beijing accelerates nuclear programme

Nov 4, 2021 | INVESTING

The United States wants to start talks with China about its nuclear arms programme, the US State Department said on Thursday, after a Pentagon determination that Beijing was expanding its arsenal faster than previously thought.In a report released on Wednesday, defence officials warned that China’s stockpile of deliverable nuclear warheads could reach 1,000 by 2030, some five times the amount it was estimated to possess last year.Urging nuclear-armed nations to “act prudently,” State Department…

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