“We will establish a strong strategic deterrence,” Jinping said while addressing the opening session of the CPC General Assembly on October 16. Jinping is also the head of the Central Military Commission (CMC).
Experts believe that the communist country can expand its nuclear arsenal after President Xi Jinping’s statement at the Communist Party of China (CPC) general conference to establish a strong strategic deterrence.
Addressing the opening session of the CPC General Conference on October 16, Jinping said, “We will establish a strong strategic deterrence.” Jinping is also the head of the Central Military Commission (CMC). The idea of strategic deterrence was not included in the report presented by him in 2017 or in last year’s landmark resolution.
According to the South China Morning Post news published from Hong Kong, the 14th five-year plan released last year focused on “establishing a high-standard strategic deterrence”.
Experts say that Jinping’s statement indicates that China will improve its nuclear deterrence capability in the face of growing rivalry with America because America is a major nuclear power. Song Zhongping, a former instructor of the People’s Liberation Army (PLL), said in a statement that this means China will “develop its strategic nuclear capability” to maintain national security.
Song said the need for stronger strategic deterrence stemmed from the US challenge to China and Russia on the issue of the Taiwan and Ukraine wars, respectively. “Our national security can be effectively maintained only when China has a strong nuclear capability,” he said.
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