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International relations

China's nuclear arsenal to swell fivefold by 2030: Pentagon

Annual report to Congress warns of ability to deter Taiwan intervention

Military vehicles carrying DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missiles travel past Tiananmen Square during a military parade.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- China is on track to quintuple its nuclear arsenal by 2030 to at least 1,000 warheads, the Pentagon said Wednesday in its annual report on Beijing's military power, markedly upgrading last year's assessment.

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