China explained the need to increase the military potential

China needs to modernize and expand its military potential in order to protect themselves from the strategic threats from the United States, said on Wednesday the head of the Department of arms control of Chinese foreign Ministry Fu Cong.

The diplomat stressed that all of this poses a strategic threat to China's security, so it is not strange that China needs to improve its military capabilities, but will maintain it at the minimum required level and will not change its policy against the use of military force.

According to him, if the United States worried that China may increase its nuclear Arsenal, then they must first deal with the present.

The contract on reduction of strategic offensive arms (start -3), signed in 2010, is the only existing agreement between Russia and the USA on the limitation of armaments. The agreement expires in February 2021, while Washington has not announced any plans to renew it. The US administration at different levels emphasizes the need for the inclusion of China in the negotiation of a new trilateral nuclear agreement between Russia, China and the United States. In Beijing, this idea is rejected. The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia supports the extension of the contract about SNV-3 without preconditions.