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US and China set to hold talks on nuclear weapons


Next week, the US and China are scheduled to have nuclear arms control talks, according to Bloomberg referencing a U.S. government official.

Washington wants to undertake these discussions "amid growing concerns over Beijing's accelerated buildup of its atomic weapons arsenal," according to the newspaper.

The aim of the conversations is not to decrease China's arsenal size. After the Pentagon published a report stating that the PRC is manufacturing nuclear weapons more quickly than anticipated, their goal is to provide the Biden administration with a better grasp of China's ambitions, notes Bloomberg.

China has roughly 500 nuclear bombs this year and intends to have more than 1,000 by 2030, according to a report released by the Pentagon in October. The country's nuclear arsenal is growing faster than anticipated. According to Bloomberg, the US possesses roughly 3.7 thousand nuclear warheads.

As reported by the media, efforts are underway in Washington and Beijing to arrange a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden outside of the APEC gathering in San Francisco in November.

source: bloomberg.com