Nice story, now count the number of PLARF missile launcher
There is a small hole in your theory.... PLARF doesn't have enough missiles for 3000 warheads unless you think they'll use slingshots to fire them (especially since most numerous missiles are conventionally armed).
Both of you fail basic maths and comprehension. Nowhere did I say China has over 1000 warheads. Furthermore, you both realise that missiles aren't all TEL launched right?
There are containers that can be disguised. There are plenty of silos. There are SS launched missiles and then there are cruise missiles and various non-ballistic missile delivery platforms. All those technically need warheads. So no it isn't a matter of counting launchers. That's as stupid as trying to work out how many leashes a household has by counting number of dogs inside a single room.
Iran has at least one revolver style launch facility in the mountains. China's been building underground launch facilities since the 1960s.
What else? China doesn't report how many launchers it has. So good luck finding out. Chinese rumours from usual "official" disinfo and info agents always talk about thousand/s of missiles. Sure many are short ranged and many are used conventionally but that also doesn't negate anything.
Even it it were a matter of counting launchers, how on earth would either of you know better? You're just as in the dark as I am. I could say there are indeed 1000 launchers and neither of you could prove otherwise.
Again read my post and see that it is trying to prove that thinking China still only having 300 warheads like it preferred everyone to think back in the 1990s is pretty shallow minded. The Chinese economy and industry has grown many orders of magnitude since the 1990s. The threats have grown and yet it would keep its warhead count as is? Dream on. It's 100 times wealthier and could actually get into a nuclear war with the US as Chinese leaders may have made contingencies for.
Again prove to me China has <1000 silos and launchers then we'll talk otherwise it's cool story from you two. At least I can reason my hypothesis out unlike you guys still with the "bU...BuTt ChYnA seYs dEY hAs onLY 30o nuKulARs."
...oh and each ICBM and SLBM usually carrier quite a lot more than 1 warhead. So 10 silo DF-5s could potentially have up to 40 warheads possibly more.