posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 12:15 PM
China on Tuesday renewed its pledge never to be the first to use nuclear weapons in a military conflict, and senior military leaders vowed greater
openness about the strengthening of the world's biggest armed forces even as they brushed aside questions on weapon systems and missiles aimed at
China's nuclear missiles "are not aimed at any country," a 105-page report says.
For the first time, the annual defense survey outlines how China would respond to a nuclear threat, saying that it would first put its nuclear arsenal
on full alert, a move designed "to deter the enemy from using nuclear weapons against China."
If an enemy nation fires nuclear missiles at China, the report says, China would "launch a resolute counter-attack."
I had never even heard of China's policy in this regard. I was completely unaware that they do NOT have missiles already targeted on The USA and that
they have a 'no first use' policy. I guess we can all rest a little better at night knowing that China may not be so big and mean after all...