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China must make first nuclear strike against US if Biden defends Taiwan, says China diplomat in chilling message to West
 21 days ago

Cover picture for the articleCHINA must make the first nuclear strike against the US if Biden defends Taiwan, a Chinese diplomat said in a chilling message to the West. China’s former ambassador to the UN, Sha Zukang said the country’s long-standing promise to only use nukes in retaliation should be re-examined in response to the new alliances forming in the area.

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Michael Bailey
18d ago

If China launches the first nuke they won't have to worry about Taiwan, the world as we know it will be gone. The first casualties may be in the US but China will cease to exist completely. Russia wouldn't even support a first strike by them as they know they'll be drug into it.

David Bryan
17d ago

this is insanity because China cannot defeat a counter strike we have 14 Ohio class nuclear submarines with 24 trident missiles on each sub with the range of 7000 miles --- also with multiple independently targeted warheads no matter what China did in a pre- emptive strike ----- China would get smoked

Frederick Faust
18d ago

More bluster from the CCP talking heads. If shooting starts over Taiwan, US stealth planes probably will have taken out most of the offensive capacity of the PLA to launch missiles. THAAD systems in Korea and Japan would further degrade CCP attack capabilities as well act as early warning devices. The CCP is not playing against beginners in the US military.


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