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Pentagon Report Shows Not Much Has Changed in Chinese Military Engagement in the Global South

The Pentagon has issued its annual report on China’s military capability. While it notes an increase in China’s overall military strength, especially how fast it’s building up its nuclear arsenal, not much has seemingly changed in terms of China’s military expansion in the Global South.

The report projects that China will have more than 1,000 nuclear warheads by 2030 (up from about 500 today and 400 in 2021.) It also says China is exploring conventionally armed intercontinental missile systems. If developed, these could allow it to target the United States.

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