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China to send nuclear-armed submarines into Pacific amid tensions with US
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China to send nuclear-armed submarines into Pacific amid tensions with US

by firstsource newsMay 26, 2016

Beijing risks stoking new arms race with move although military says expansion of the US missile defence has left it with no choice

The Chinese military is poised to send submarines armed with nuclear missiles into the Pacific Ocean for the first time, arguing that new US weapons systems have so undermined Beijing’s existing deterrent force that it has been left with no alternative.

Chinese military officials are not commenting on the timing of a maiden patrol, but insist the move is inevitable.

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