China’s New Ballistic Missile Silo ‘Field’ Makes US Worried

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WASHINGTON Pentagon and members of Congress United States of America (US) Republicans express concern about increasing nuclear power China . This is inseparable from the emergence of new reports that say Beijing is building another 110 missile silos.

A Federation of American Scientists (AFS) report on Monday said satellite images showed China was building a new silo field near Hami in the eastern region of Xinjiang.

The report comes weeks after the construction of about 120 missile silos in Yumen, a desert area about 380 km to the southeast.

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“This is the second time in two months the public has learned of what we have been saying so far about the increasing threats facing the world and the veil of secrecy that surrounds it,” United States Strategic Command said in a tweet linked to a New York Times article about the AFS report. as quoted from Reuters, Wednesday (28/7/2021).

Meanwhile Republican Congressman Mike Turner, a member of the US House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, said China’s nuclear development was unprecedented and explained that it was deploying nuclear weapons to threaten the United States and its allies.

He said China’s refusal to negotiate arms control should be of concern and condemned by all responsible countries.

Another Republican, Mike Rogers, a ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, said China’s development demonstrated the need to rapidly modernize the US nuclear deterrent.

The US State Department in early July called China’s nuclear development worrying and said it appeared Beijing was deviating from a decades-old nuclear strategy based on minimal deterrence. The US State Department also called on China to engage with Washington on practical steps to reduce the risk of an unstable arms race.

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