Amid ongoing speculations over a possible military confrontation between China and the U.S., we are now one step closer to the World War 3.
China has just unveiled a rocket capable of destroying the U.S. missile shield by firing a scattergun of 20 nuclear warheads and hitting the same number of targets.
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The move contradicts Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent UN General Assembly claims that Beijing advocates for peace and wishes to avoid any global conflicts, while unveiling such a rocket indicates the red-hot level of tensions between Washington and Beijing.
The rocket, called the Long March 6, was successfully launched by Beijing and is capable of carrying 20 small satellites into space. Thus, by combining the ‘multiple payload’ technology China makes itself equal to the U.S. and Russia.
While Russia is challenging U.S. global dominance with its actions in the Middle East, China’s rocket launch is viewed to be a coordinated action with the Kremlin with a goal to bring the U.S. down to its knees.
China has the world’s largest army and is the closest ally of North Korea, a country that has been playing in deadly nuclear games for a while, trying to provoke the U.S.
The launch of the Long March 6 was showed on China’s state TV and took place at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre. A second launch of a computerized missile that is capable to compete with the U.S. military system known as C4ISR was classified.
Military experts suggest that China could combine the new rocket’s technology with the DF-41, the missile that is viewed by the Pentagon as China’s most powerful weapon capable of destroying the U.S. if launched from China.
China’s nuclear missiles reach U.S. soil
The Pentagon believes that China has launched at least four large-scale tests of the DF-41 missile since 2012. The missile has a range of 7,500 miles, which means it could perfectly reach the U.S. soil, which is just 7,200 miles away from China.
“The launch [of the Long March 6] will send a message to the US that the PLA now is capable of breaking its ballistic missile defense system in Asia because the multi-payload technology can also be used on the DF-41,” He Qisong, a defense expert at the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, told the South China Morning Post.
“The successful launch of the Long March 6 plus the advanced C4ISR operations will enhance China’s strategic threats to its enemies,” Liang Guoliang, a well-known military analyst in Hong Kong, told the South China Morning Post. “This means command systems from the PLA’s powerful Central Military Commission to soldiers at the firing point have all been computerized to support the missile battalion to make all-weather, rapid and accurate shots.”
U.S. deploys its warships close to China
The news come amid reports that China is joining Russia’s military campaign in Syria in the upcoming weeks, while their military warships are already on route to Syria.
The move is likely to raise the risk of an all-out military confrontation between China, Russia, North Korea and a number of its Eurasian allies on one side, and the U.S., EU, Japan and other Asian allies on the other side.
Moreover, there have been numerous reports that China deployed its carrier-based fighter aircraft Shenyang J-15 in Syria along with a large number of Chinese military advisers who joined Russia’s personnel in the Assad regime’s Latakia province.
However, the U.S. is not sleeping and responds to China and Russia’s growing threats. Washington is poised to deploy its military warships close to China’s disputed islands in the South China Sea.
The U.S. warships will – which has never happened before – sail inside the 12-nautical mile zones that China claims its territory around some of the disputed islands in the Spratly chain.
The warships will be deployed within the upcoming weeks, according to American officials.
U.S. vs China nuclear war: How likely?
Taking into consideration these alarming reports, how likely is a nuclear war between the U.S. and its allies against China, Russia, North Korea and their allies?
China has over 250 total nuclear warheads, but it’s important to note that although the number seems insignificant China is capable of challenging U.S. dominance thanks to its advanced technology as well as the DF-41, the mere name of which makes the Pentagon tremble with fear.
Russia, China’s top ally that could combine its military force with China to help crush U.S. global dominance, has 1,582 strategic warheads deployed on 515 ICBMs, SLBMs, and strategic bombers, according to the March 2015 New START numbers.
The United States, for its part, has 1,597 strategic nuclear warheads deployed on 785 ICBMs, SLBMs, and strategic bombers, according to the March 2015 New START numbers.
North Korea, the army of which is almost as big as America, has continuously boosted its nuclear arsenal and went as far as using nuclear weapons during tests last month.
North Korea withdrew from the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) in January 2003 under Kim Jong-il, the father of the current leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un. Despite protests from the West, the country has conducted numerous nuclear tests ever since.
Iran and Libya have also conducted a series of classified nuclear programs, while Syria under the president Bashar al-Assad is suspected of doing the same.
China, Pakistan and India are all believed to be working on new ballistic missile, cruise missile, as well as sea-based nuclear delivery systems. What’s especially alarming is that the relations between China and Pakistan have seen unprecedented warmth recently, which is why if they combine their nuclear efforts alongside Russia, the world will most likely see a new political order.
ValueWalk reported in August that there are indications of the emergence of the world’s new superpower axis between China, Russia and Pakistan. If such a superpower axis is formed, the world will turn into a bipolar world with China, Russia, Pakistan, North Korea and a number of other Eurasian countries on one side, and the U.S., EU, Japan and their Asian allies on the other side.