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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Its like deja-vu all over again

The cold war brinkman ship of Nuclear superpowers is back.

China is prepared to use nuclear weapons against the US if it is attacked by Washington during a confrontation over Taiwan, a Chinese general said on Thursday.

"If the Americans draw their missiles and position-guided ammunition on to the target zone on China's territory, I think we will have to respond with nuclear weapons," said General Zhu Chenghu.
"We . . . will prepare ourselves for the destruction of all of the cities east of Xian. Of course the Americans will have to be prepared that hundreds . . . of cities will be destroyed by the Chinese."
 Financial Times 14 Jul 05

Not only that but China is now looking to secure oil resources at source. Back to the old days of sphere of influence no doubt.


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