Chinaâ€™s nuclear arsenal perhaps worldâ€™s largest â€“ up to 10,000 warheads Mil.huaniu.com says in its comprehensive report on July 24, 2013: â€œAccording to an article in Russian Military Messenger weekly on July 24 titled â€œChinaâ€™s grand nuclear giftâ€”China may have the largest nuclear arsenal in the worldâ€, the author, a deputy director of the Russian Institute for Political and Military Analysis, believes that from the perspective of production capacity, there are at least a few thousand and even up to ten thousand nuclear warheads in Chinaâ€™s nuclear arsenal. â€œThe Russian media says that China has not revealed any official data about the size of its nuclear arsenal and is not expected to publish any data in the future. Beijing has no intention for discussion of the size and deployment of its nuclear weapons, but has merely announced that it has very few nuclear warheads. On that excuse, it firmly refuses to participate in any nuclear disarmament negotiations.â€ Some western analysts believe that the number of Chinaâ€™s nuclear warheads does not exceed 250. â€œHowever, in the 1990s, China was able to make more than 140 nuclear warheads p.a. Even if some of the old warheads have been dismantled, the estimate of 250 warheads cannot even been regarded as an awkward joke.â€ The article points out that judging by Chinaâ€™s production capacity, China has at least several thousand and even nearly ten thousand nuclear warheads. As for the number of Chinaâ€™s ICBMs, judging by the production capacity of Chinaâ€™s military industrial enterprises and its huge underground tunnel system to cover its ICBMs, China perhaps has nearly one thousand ICBMs. Therefore, it is quite safe to say that China has a comparable or even larger nuclear arsenal than the United States and Russia.