May 30, 2018
China is ‘aggressively’ developing next generation doomsday nuclear weapons to get ahead in its arms race with the US and Russia.
The country’s scientists are conducting five times as many nuclear weapons experiments a year as US experts, according to a major Chinese weapons laboratory.
Experts warned that while China, the US and Russia hope their nuclear weapons programmes will act as a deterrent against potential threats, the escalating arms race is more likely to increase the chances of a doomsday conflict.
In a new report from the China Academy of Engineering Physics, scientists revealed that Chinese researchers carried out 200 laboratory experiments between September 2014 and December 2018.
On average, its national laboratories performed these experiments – designed to simulate the complex physics of a nuclear blast – around 50 times per year.
This article was posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 6:26 am