Chinese military expert says nuke strategy no threat to neighbors

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Beijing, Apr.23 (ANI): A retired major general of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has said that China's nuclear strategy does not pose a threat to its neighbors.

In an article published in the People's Liberation Army Daily, Major General (retired) Xu Guangyu said: "Anyone who says that China's nuclear strategy poses a threat to surrounding countries is misunderstanding (China's intentions) or misleading (others), or even has ulterior motives."

"China resolutely adheres to a defensive nuclear strategy, and has always adhered to a policy that it will never be the first to use nuclear weapons at any time and under any circumstances," the China Daily quoted Major General Xu, as saying.

Xu explained that "deterrence" meant China's nuclear power was "real, reliable, effective, and keeps up with the time. (ANI)

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