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Chinese Nuclear ICBM or Passenger Trains?
Russia had them for years and plans to revive them. Now, China plans to do the same. From the outside appearances, whether from satellite or a person 20 feet away, the train seems like it is a high speed passenger train, but is it?
Unlike Russia, China has not signed any nuclear weapons treaty which allows others to inspect nuclear missile sites. China is also concerned about India's capability to attack Beijing with its own ICBM that was tested last year.
According to inside reports, China is building up to 1200 miles of special tracks that can be used by both military and civilian trains to confuse satellites. The Chinese variant is similar to the Russian SS-24 “Scalpel,” with around 36 missiles in rail cars on 12 trains. U.S. intelligence confirms that China possesses about 75 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles and more are coming. China is also working on their own ICBM submarines and have developed the technology in their Jl-2 ICBM.
This raises the question about their promise not to be first to use them, why is China increasing their mobile ICBM capability? It is hard to trust anything the Chinese military states.