China's first atomic bomb explodes in 1964
China successfully exploded its first atomic bomb on October 16, 1964.The Chinese people had finally developed their own nuclear technology.
On the same day, the Chinese government made a solemn promise to the world that it developed nuclear weapons only for the purpose of self-defense and safeguarding national security. China would never at any time or under any circumstances be the first to use nuclear weapons.[ Editor: Zhang Zhou ]