Paving the Way for a Shift? Evidences from China’s Nuclear Documents
Paving the Way for a Shift? Evidences from China’s Nuclear Documents - GEOPOLITICA.info

The historical roots of the Chinese nuclear doctrine date back to the traumatic experiences of the Korean War and the Taiwan Strait crises during the 1950s when the United States, then bound to South Korea and Taiwan, kept on the table a nuclear option against Beijing. After testing their first A-bomb in southern Xinjiang in October 1964, Beijing stated that, given the power of annihilation, “China will not at any time or under any circumstances employ atomic weapons first.” The no first use (NFU) policy is, then, congenitally rooted in China’s nuclear doctrine.

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