Why China opposes a global INF treaty

China has dismissed German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s proposal to “multilateralize” the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, whose survival is threatened by apparently irreconcilable geostrategic differences between the United States and Russia. The bilateral arms control pact, which the US and the Soviet Union inked in 1987, prevents the two countries from manufacturing and deploying land-based […]