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Opinion: Even though a planned war between China and the U.S. is highly unlikely, preparations must be made for a nuclear scenario

3 months ago
Sky Canaves
report from the RAND Corporation said China would suffer worse in the unlikely case of war with the United States, but "it's possible to imagine" that China would consider using a single nuclear strike to shock the U.S. into surrendering in such a scenario, despite a lack of evidence indicating China would ever do so, writes Peter Apps.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.