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Hui Zhang

Hui Zhang

Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

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Telephone: 617-495-5710
Fax: 617-496-0606
Email: Hui_Zhang@harvard.edu

 

 

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2012

Oct 31, 2012

"Securing China’s Weapon-Usable Fissile Materials and Nuclear Facilities"

Presentation

By Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

Presentation at the 13th PIIC Beijing Seminar on International Security: Building a World of Sustainable Peace and Stability, Oct.31 – Nov.3, 2012, Beijing, China

 

 

October 25, 2012

Advancing China's Nuclear Security

Op-Ed, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

By Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

China, like all nuclear weapon states, bears a responsibility to provide leadership in nuclear security issues. But China's strategy for securing its nuclear weapons -- and the complex of facilities where fissile material for weapons is fabricated and stored -- has so far remained largely opaque.

 

 

September 7, 2012

Chinese Nuclear Modernization: Assuring a limited but reliable counterattack capability

Op-Ed, Power & Policy Blog

By Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

Since the New START Treaty entered into force on Feb. 5, 2011, concerns have grown about Chinese nuclear modernization. Some are concerned that China would reach nuclear parity with the United States as it cuts down its arsenal along with Russia. However, China’s nuclear arsenal and its modernization are constrained by its inventory of fissile materials, and most importantly by its nuclear policy—a no-first-use pledge and “minimum deterrence.”

 

 

July 15, 2012

Approaches to Strengthen China's Nuclear Security

Presentation

By Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

Establishing modern, well-designed nuclear material protection, control, and accounting (MPC&A) systems to secure nuclear material in China is very important to prevent against nuclear terrorism. At the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC, Chinese President Hu Jintao made clearly commitments to strengthening nuclear security. This paper will assess China’s material protection, control, and accounting approaches, analyze existing regulations and administrative systems, and propose ways of strengthening them.

 

 

July 15, 2012

China’s Nuclear Weapons Modernization: Intentions, Drivers, and Trends

Presentation

By Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

This piece will discuss the intentions and drive of China‘s nuclear weapons modernization, the meaning of Chinese minimum deterrence, and the trends of the Chinese nuclear weapons program.

 

 

July 13, 2012

How US Restraint Can Keep China's Nuclear Arsenal Small

Journal Article, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, issue 4, volume 68

By Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

China currently has far fewer nuclear weapons than the U.S., possibly the fewest of the five original nuclear weapons states. But if China feels threatened by the deployment of U.S. missile defenses, that could well change.

 

 

March 22, 2012

China’s Plutonium Recycling: Policy Considerations

Presentation

By Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

A presentation to the International Symposium on Nuclear Security and the Korean Peninsula on the policy considerations of China's plutonium recycling plans.

 

 

March 18-23, 2012

Rethinking Chinese Policy on Commercial Reprocessing

Presentation

By Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

This paper will discuss the status of China’s nuclear power reactors, breeders, and civilian reprocessing programs. In addition, this paper will examine whether the breeders and civilian reprocessing programs make sense for China, taking into account costs, proliferation risks, energy security tradeoffs, health and environmental risks, and spent fuel management issues.

 

 

March, 2012

Nuclear Modernization in China

Book Chapter

By Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

This new, groundbreaking study by Reaching Critical Will explores in-depth the nuclear weapon modernization programmes in China, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and analyzes the costs of nuclear weapons in the context of the economic crisis, austerity measures, and rising challenges in meeting human and environmental needs. 

 

 

January 31, 2012

China's Underground Great Wall: Subterranean Ballistic Missiles

Op-Ed, Power & Policy Blog

By Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

In a post to the Belfer Center's Power and Policy blog Hui Zhang considers the purposes of China's extensive system of tunnels for ballistic missiles, known as the "Underground Great Wall"

 
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