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23 Dec 2023

China's Nuclear Arsenal Grows Amid Global Instability Concerns

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China's alleged plans for nuclear tests following an expansion of its arsenal, comprising [410](https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-67163903) warheads, [signal a shift](https://www.semafor.com/newsletter/12/21/2023/semafor-flagship?utm_source=nowshare&utm_medium=flagship&utm_campaign=flagshipnumbered4#e) in the global nuclear balance. This potential increase in arsenal size presents a '[three bomb problem](https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2023/december/the-three-bomb-problem)' akin to the three body problem in physics, denoting unpredictability in international relations.