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News of China: Fear of war may be a major source of plutonium in the form of new power plants. News

The US Strategic Command (Stratcom) advised lawmakers about Beijing’s new powerful facilities that boast fast breeder reactors. The first fast breeder reactor is scheduled to be activated in 2023.

Navy Admiral Charles Richard, commander of the US Strategic Command, reported to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday.

He said: “With a fast breeder reactor, you now have a very large source of weapon grade plutonium available to you, which will change China’s upper limit if they want what they want in terms of further expansion. Have to do. Nuclear capabilities. “

Stratcom supervises the US nuclear weapons stockpile.

Concerns were raised about tension in the US, despite no evidence of Beijing using large amounts of plutonium to manufacture weapons.

China claimed its nuclear program was not intended for combative purposes.

However, there has been pressure on relations between the two countries over relations with Taiwan, which China claims as part of its territory.

Earlier this month, the US State Department decided to deepen its ties with Taiwan, citing warning signs with Beijing.

During a press conference, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told Washington “not to play with fire on the Taiwan issue”.

He continued: “Immediately stop any form of US-Taiwan official contacts, handle the matter carefully and appropriately, and do not send wrong signals to Taiwan independence forces, so as to enhance relations and peace and stability throughout Taiwan Do not impress. Straight. “

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