The risk of a nuclear confrontation between the United States and China is growing, as Beijing acquires new weapons allowing it to potentially strike its adversaries first. As both countries enter into a new period of intense strategic competition, there is a small risk of deliberate nuclear use and a bigger risk of either the US or China inadvertently using nuclear weapons against the other, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. The article quotes Fiona Cunningham, a non-resident fellow at the USSC and the author of the report Managing US-China nuclear risks: A guide for Australia.