China State Media Warns Of ‘Intense Showdown’ With America, Advocates More Nuclear Weapons

The Global Times, recognized as part of the China state run media apparatus, is calling for an accelerated nuclear buildup as a “strategic deterrence” against the United States, following President Biden’s call for an investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hu Xijin, the editor of the Global Times, believes enhancing China’s nuclear program is vital, according to Newsweek.

“We must be prepared for an intense showdown between China and the U.S.,” Hu wrote in an op-ed late last week.

“The number of China’s nuclear warheads must reach the quantity that makes U.S. elites shiver should they entertain the idea of engaging in a military confrontation with China.”

Newsweek informs that Hu’s comments were also posted on a Chinese social media site.

The report indicates there are several rhetorical issues increasing tensions between the United States and China, but they note the call for a nuclear buildup comes just one day after Biden advised the intelligence community to look into the origins of the pandemic.

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China Ramping Up For A Nuclear Showdown?

The threatening language from China comes as a theory that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab continues to gain traction.

Just weeks ago, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee said there is “significant circumstantial evidence” that the COVID-19 outbreak emanated from a Wuhan Institute of Virology leak.

The New York Times last week reported on Biden’s call for further investigation into the virus’ origins, claiming it shows “the administration takes seriously the possibility that the virus was accidentally leaked from a lab.”

Hu writes that building up China’s nuclear arsenal is necessary to counter America’s “strategic containment” of the country, something he says is becoming “increasingly intensified.”

That buildup, according to Hu, is a “cornerstone of China’s strategic deterrence against the U.S.”

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China Building Up Their Weapons-Grade Plutonium

Having the state-run media in China saber-rattle over nuclear war is nothing to gloss over.

Especially in the midst of reports that China is building two new nuclear reactors.

Popular Mechanics reported on the reactors last week calling them both “mysterious” and “secret,” stating that their existence – slated to power up in 2023 and 2026 – has international scientists “worried.”

“These reactors make weapons-grade plutonium as part of their operation,” they write.

“In a new paper, experts from the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) say with the amount of weapons-grade plutonium the fast reactors will make, China could have 1,270 nuclear warheads by 2030,” Popular Mechanics reveals.

“That’s as many as the U.S. has in its intercontinental ballistic missile arsenal.”

It is quite a serious situation.

As for the investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, those are seemingly not quite as serious.

In recent days, the Biden administration has repeatedly said they are going to defer to “international bodies” to lead the review.

Additionally, they have refused to say if Biden has confronted Xi Jinping on COVID’s origins and his regime’s lack of transparency.

When asked what actions President Biden would take if China obstructs COVID investigators, as they have done in the past, White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre could offer no predictions.

In the Global Times op-ed, Hu writes: “I would like to remind again that we have plenty of urgent tasks, but among the most important ones is to rapidly increase the number of commissioned nuclear warheads.”

He adds that such a build-up could actually deter a nuclear war brewing over a more minor incident.

Still, he writes, “U.S. hostility toward China is burning.”

“We must use our strength, and consequences that Washington cannot afford to bear if it takes risky moves, to keep them sober,” added Hu.


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  • I just cancelled my Chinese Take Out meals. Who knows what is going to happen when we have Lunatics with their fingers over those big red buttons.
    If the Chinese didn't have some thing to hid they wouldn't be rattling their sabers. If they do start some brawl they just may be in for one hell of a shock. I don't think they would stand a chance against the Free World.

  • Nuclear bombs will be a last resort. They want North America, including our neighbors. The cyber intrusions will continue to test our systems and defenses. Last will be a combined EMP and cyber attack to shut down our electrical grid. Not hard to figure out how to protect yourself from an EMP, so consider doing it now.

  • I'm sure that other countries in the region would like to see china obliterated in a Nuclear War with the US!

  • China is 'rattling it's sabre" because they know our leadership, right now, is 'very' weak...or that the Left has already made it clear, through back door communications, they will capitulate to China's demands. We already know our national leadership is very weak, but, I think, the 'deal' may have already been struck.

  • The PLA talk about nuking us, we have seen the bully China at work in all countries large and small. We nuke them first, cause if we do not, it will be a nuclear pearl harbor type event one year.

  • . The USA must stop any more foreign students from any nation to enter the USA under the guise if a student.
    Remember Sen, Harry Reid of NV. His son wanted to purchase the BLM land just north of the American Air Force Base in NV. to sell to Chinese citizens who's company who were associated with the Chinese Communist Party & Military
    Next President Trump put a stop on the purchase by the Chinese of a company & land next to another Air Force base in Houston Texas.
    On our Southern Borders Chinese citizens
    On our Southern Borders Chinese citizens have been arrested, Who have paid the smugglers upward of $20,000.00 per person to be smuggled in the USA WHY???
    Look at Sen. Diane Feinstein driver Or Rep. Eric Swellwell . so called 30 yr. old Chinese student girl friend ( Cough, Cough)
    How many more do we not know about that are being smuggled ( Invaded) into the USA from around the Globe or entered by fraud under the guise of so called (Obama) refugees & now have had a blind eye turned on them & now are in the halls of congress
    The USA has to get tougher if it wants to survive & immigration has to slam the doors shut. Then round up all those they have allowed to slipped into the USA. Deport or Execute. That is what other nations would do to protect their countries

  • And we have these Democrats in charge now, not only is America dying now the world, Democrats MUST GO!!!

  • Remember the Asians tried it when they hit Pearl Harbor. Now the weapons that China has could destroy the whole USA
    Back thru history the Asians have never cared how many of their own people they have killed to accomplish what they want. They have done it for centuries. The great wall of China was built on the backs of enslaved Chinese & others backs
    Look just a little back to WWII they played both sides of the fence

    1. Life is not important to them as they over populate the earth & cannot feed their population. Why do you think that they only allowed males to be born.
  • Since Trudeau here in Chinada has allowed the Chinese to move their military in, they now outnumber ours. Good vantage point for firing, don’t you think?

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