Nuclear arms control may be ‘new battlefield’ in US-China rivalry as Beijing refuses to join treaty talks

//Nuclear arms control may be ‘new battlefield’ in US-China rivalry as Beijing refuses to join treaty talks

Nuclear arms control may be ‘new battlefield’ in US-China rivalry as Beijing refuses to join treaty talks

Nuclear disarmament could become a new front in the deepening rift between China and the United States, after Beijing refused to join talks with Washington and Moscow to extend a key treaty.US arms control envoy Marshall Billingslea on Wednesday urged Beijing to rethink that decision ahead of the negotiations later this month.Billingslea will meet Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov in Vienna on June 22 to discuss extending New Start, a nuclear arms reduction treaty negotiated under…

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