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U.S. calls build-up of China’s nuclear arsenal ‘concerning’

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By David Brunnstrom and Daphne Psaledakis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Thursday China’s rapid build-up of its nuclear forces was concerning and called on Beijing to engage with it “on practical measures to reduce the risks of destabilizing arms races.” The build up had become more difficult for China to hide and it appeared it was deviating from decades of nuclear strategy based around minimal deterrence, State Department spokesperson Ned Price told a regular news briefing. Price was responding to a question about a report in the Washington Post that said China had begun co…

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