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Hui Zhang, a Chinese scholar at Harvard University, said China was already very concerned about U.S. plans in space, and was likely to respond by building more warheads
From the U.S Department of State Web site regarding the Outer Space Treaty
First, it contains an undertaking not to place in orbit around the Earth, install on the moon or any other celestial body, or otherwise station in outer space, nuclear or any other weapons of mass destruction.
Second, it limits the use of the moon and other celestial bodies exclusively to peaceful purposes and expressly prohibits their use for establishing military bases, installation, or fortifications; testing weapons of any kind; or conducting military maneuvers.
After the Treaty entered into force, the United States and the Soviet Union collaborated in jointly planned and manned space enterprises.
There is a UN treaty banning orbiting weapons of mass destruction, but opponents said they believed the United States would not shy from withdrawing from that treaty, if necessary, just as it withdrew from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, so that it could begin deploying its initial layered missile defense shield.Source
The United States either adheres to the treaties they sign or they dont criticise other states for breaking treaties. They can break treaties themselves as well as criticise others for doing the same thing, thats just unacceptable.