It’s the Washington Times, so take with appropriate dose of NaCl crystals. But Wei Jingsheng warns:

“In the past, China may have felt that it was not time for them to confront the U.S.,” Mr. Wei said. “Now, things are different. Now the Chinese feel that they need to use these kind of nuclear threats. China is very serious about that. The nuclear threat from China is a substantial threat, not theoretical.”