China may have conducted N-test: U.S.-THE HINDU-17-04-2020

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Beijing denies accusations, says it is committed to a moratorium on tests:

China may have secretly set off low-level underground nuclear test explosions despite claiming to observe an international pact banning such blasts, the U. concerns about Beijing’s possible breaches of a “zero yield” standard for test blasts have been prompted by activities at China’s Lop Nur nuclear test site throughout 2019, the State Department report said.

“China’s possible preparation to operate its Lop Nur test site year-round, its use of explosive containment chambers, extensive excavation activities at Lop Nur and a lack of transparency on its nuclear testing activities... raise concerns regarding its adherence to the zero yield standard,” the report said, without providing evidence of a low-yield test.

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