China dismisses US invite to join nuclear talks ’a ploy to derail them’

China dismisses US invite to join nuclear talks ’a ploy to derail them’

A senior Chinese official has called US pressure to join nuclear arms talks with Russia an American ploy to avoid signing a new deal, and said Beijing would participate if Washington significantly reduces its arsenal to match China’s level. US has called for China to join in trilateral negotiations to extend New START, a nuclear arms treaty between the US and Russia that is due to expire next year

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Chris
Chris 3 weeks

China stating that it could respond with force at the South China Sea while also demanding the US to reduce arsenal as a condition for entering the trilateral arms control negotiations is nothing short of attempted bullying - a game the US and Russia have played for decades.

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