Political Risk

China maintains no-first-use nuclear pledge

China is maintaining its pledge not to be the first to use nuclear weapons in a conflict, a top Chinese general said on Sunday. Omission of the “no-first-use” pledge in a recently released defence white paper had created ripples in military circles and sparked speculation that China may have dropped the policy. “I want to make a solemn statement that the Chinese government will never discard our pledge of no first-use of nuclear arms,” Lieutenant General Qi Jianguo told the Shangri-La Dialogue security forum in Singapore.

via China maintains no-first-use nuclear pledge: general | GulfNews.com.

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.