China builds mockups of US Navy ships in area used for missile target practice

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China’s military has built mockups in the shape of a US Navy aircraft carrier and other US warships, possibly as training targets, in the desert of Xinjiang, satellite images by Maxar showed on Sunday. These mockups reflect China’s efforts to build up anti-carrier capabilities, specifically against the US Navy, as tensions remain high with Washington… Continue reading China builds mockups of US Navy ships in area used for missile target practice

China expanding its nuclear arsenal faster than anticipated, Pentagon says

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China is expanding its nuclear arsenal much more quickly than anticipated, narrowing the gap with the United States, the Pentagon said in a report published Wednesday. China could have 700 deliverable nuclear warheads by 2027, and could top 1,000 by 2030 — an arsenal two-and-a-half times the size of what the Pentagon predicted only a… Continue reading China expanding its nuclear arsenal faster than anticipated, Pentagon says