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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2023

SIPRI Yearbook 2023

V. Chinese nuclear forces

Chapter:
7. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2023
Author(s):
Hans M. Kristensen, Matt Korda

As of January 2023 China maintained an estimated total stockpile of about 410 nuclear warheads—around 60 more than SIPRI’s estimate for the previous year. China’s warheads are assigned to its operational land- and sea-based ballistic missiles and to nuclear-configured aircraft (see table 7.6). Although the Chinese nuclear stockpile is projected to continue growing over the coming decade and the number of Chinese intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) is likely to reach or even exceed the numbers held by either Russia or the United States, China’s overall nuclear warhead stockpile is still expected to remain smaller than that of either of those states.

Citation (MLA):
Kristensen, Hans M., and Matt Korda. "7. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 12 Apr. 2024. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-007-div1-011.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kristensen, H., & Korda, M. (2016). 7. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2023: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 12 Apr. 2024, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-007-div1-011.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Kristensen, Hans M., and Matt Korda. "7. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2023: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 12 Apr. 2024, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-007-div1-011.xml
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