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Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister He Yafei rejected calls by U.S. officials for Beijing to provide details on nuclear arms, claiming it is a "sensitive issue." "If China reveals the size of its nuclear arsenal, this would eliminate its deterrent value," he said. (Associated Press)

Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister He Yafei rejected calls by U.S. officials for Beijing to provide details on nuclear arms, claiming it is a "sensitive issue." "If China reveals the size of its nuclear arsenal, this would eliminate its deterrent value," he said. (Associated Press)

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