China’s leader and a retired U.S. general have been talking about ‘war.’ But don’t panic.

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By Alexander Smith

China has as many as 300 nuclear warheads and more than 2 million active-duty troops, larger than any other standing army on the planet.

It is already locked in a trade war with the United States. Now officials past and present from both countries seem to be talking up the possibility of a shooting war breaking out.

Chinese President Xi Jinping told his forces on Oct. 25 to “concentrate on promoting preparedness for war and fighting a battle.”


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