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China has a no-first-use policy for nuclear weapons. However, China considers Taiwan to be its territory, and according to China, this policy doesn’t apply to any situation involving Taiwan. This message was clearly conveyed by Sha Zukang, the former Chinese ambassador to the UN. In an interview with the BBC, Sha said that China would "do the business" and sacrifice its own people's lives if any nation supported a declaration of independence by Taiwan. This is what makes the situation with Taiwan so dangerous. A significant part of China’s strength lies in its conventional forces and weapons. However, China’s nuclear

CLOSE Lunar New Year is a chance to start afresh, to see loved ones and to share the hope of good. Say goodbye to the Year of the Rat and the Year of the Ox. The Chinese New Year begins on Friday and heralds the second animal of the zodiac, the second new moon and the winter solstice. [Sources: 3] According to the Chinese zodiac, the rat symbolizes vitality and intelligence. The Chinese calendar is divided into 12-year cycles, each representing a different animal. The Rat Year begins on 25 January and ends on 8 February, the first of the

Next year offers two great opportunities for nature and climate. The second (26th) Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), known as COP26, will take place in Glasgow, UK, in November to discuss how to make global progress on climate change. The international community has also agreed on a new Paris-style agreement for nature, called the Global Framework for Biodiversity after 2020. [Sources: 4] At a time when the planet is facing an interconnected health, climate and nature crisis, the UK Presidency of UNFCCC COP26 offers an unprecedented opportunity for British leadership on