China accuses USA of 'Cold War mentality' over nuclear policy

Pentagon wants low-yield nukes to counter Russia says Nuclear Posture Review

China's Defense Ministry hit back Sunday, describing the report as "presumptuous speculation".

The report said the USA strategy for China is created to "prevent Beijing from mistakenly concluding that it could secure an advantage through the limited use of its theatre nuclear capabilities or that any use of nuclear weapons, however limited, is acceptable".

America's flawed political leadership and planned expansion of nuclear weapons will lead to a major conflict with Russian Federation and China, says a former USA foreign policy adviser and diplomat.

Defence ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said in a statement that the USA should "correctly understand China's strategic intent and see China's national defence and military build-up in an objective way". It overturns years of Obama-era policy that sought to reduce the size and power of the United States' nuclear arsenal.

The Pentagon document, known as the Nuclear Posture Review, also urged Beijing to establish "meaningful dialogue" with Washington.

China decried the USA for its "Cold War mentality" on Sunday after Washington announced last week that it plans to diversify its nuclear arsenal with smaller bombs. At its core is expanding low-yield nuclear weapons.

The other parties - Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China - as well as the European Union have strongly defended the deal, saying it has achieved its aim of limiting Iran's ability to build a nuclear weapon.

Return of sea-based nuclear cruise missiles.

'We expect that the United States leaves behind its Cold War mentality (.) understands China's strategic intention, its national defense plans and military development, ' Ren told reporters.

The defence ministry in Beijing said Washington had played up the threat of China's nuclear threat, adding that its own policy was defensive in nature. In his first state-of-the-union address on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump referred to China and Russian Federation as rivals that challenged US interests, its economy and values, and called for Congress to "fully fund our great military". Past year it said that Washington's defense strategy tied to "outdated notions".

In the United States review of nuclear policy released on Friday, the first one since 2010, the Pentagon said China had pursued new nuclear capabilities and challenged USA interests in the Western Pacific.

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