Amid growing tensions between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and several countries, including the United States, it announced that it is preparing a transcontinental stealth nuclear bomber.
Military sources said it is the Xian H-20 supersonic stealth bomber, with the capability of carrying nuclear charges up to 5,300 miles away, according to the South China Morning Post.
The bomber is scheduled to be unveiled at China’s International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, held every two years in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, later this year.
“Like intercontinental ballistic missiles, all strategic bombers can be used to deliver nuclear weapons,” a South China Morning Post source said.
It was also questioned whether the CCP would develop such an offensive weapon since it argues that its weaponry is for defense only.
The CCP, in addition to the claims it is making because of irregularities in the handling of the CCP Virus, has conflicts with countries such as the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Brunei, which have raised strong protests about the CCP’s incursions into the South China Sea.
It is estimated that the H-20 has the capacity to attack targets such as U.S. bases in Japan, Guam, the Philippines, and other countries, and could even reach Hawaii and Australia.
Amid the spread of the CCP Virus and the controversial handling of it by the Chinese regime, the United States and other countries are looking for ways to get compensation from the regime.
The global sentiment against the CCP is at its highest point, so an armed confrontation with the United States, mainly, is not being ruled out.
A document was revealed that alerts the CCP to prepare for that eventuality, according to Reuters.
Other independent military sources commented that the stealth bomber Xian H-20 would not represent a greater danger to the Americans, considering its attack capacity insufficient.
“That’s why the American Air Force doesn’t care about the H-20, because it’s not strong and powerful enough to cause any challenge to their B-2 and B-21 bombers,” a source told the South China Morning Post.
The same source also mentioned the hundreds of supersonic F-35 fighter planes sold by the United States to China’s neighbors such as Japan, South Korea, Singapore, India, and Taiwan.