Dr Wu Riqiang, Renmin University, is one of China’s leading experts on nuclear strategic issues. In this article he takes issue with two recent articles, published in the US, on China’s nuclear modernisation programme. Dr Wu highlights some important differences between Chinese and Western understandings of key concepts in nuclear strategy, and makes some constructive and important suggestions for how to address these misunderstandings and misperceptions.
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