The British prime minister has said China should be brought into international efforts to reduce the global stockpile of nuclear weapons as the UK itself plans to increase its own arsenal by 40%?
As the British government published its Integrated Review Of Security, Defense, Development and Foreign Policy, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson highlighted China as posing a “great challenge” to Britain.
Part of the new strategy sees Britain planning to increase its nuclear stockpile, taking the tally to 260 Trident warheads in the country’s first such increase since the end of the Cold War.
Johnson’s plan sees the UK shift its interests towards the Indo-Pacific region as the world’s “geopolitical and economic center of gravity” moves east. The PM added that while there was internationally “deep concern over China’s mass detention of the Uighur people
According to the researchers, Uighur’s, a persecuted ethnic Muslim minority from China’s western Xinjiang region, have been funneled to work in factories in other provinces under conditions that strongly suggest forced labor.
Nike, Adidas, Apple, Microsoft and Samsung are among 83 multinationals that have been linked to forced labor by Uighur’s in factories across China to cash in huge tax free profits, according to a new study by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI).
Britain’s new defense and foreign policy strategy came under considerable scrutiny. Kate Hudson, the general secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, told the Guardian that it was senseless of the cash-strapped government to pursue more nuclear weapons.
This grandiose, money-wasting spending on weapons of mass destruction is useless, while Labor leader Keir Starmer said there was “no obvious strategic purpose” behind Johnson’s decision to reverse years of nuclear disarmament.
RT.com / ABC Flash Point News 2021.