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Hui Zhang

Hui Zhang

Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

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

 

 

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2012 (continued)

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"

 

 

January 16, 2012

The Defensive Nature of China's "Underground Great Wall"

Op-Ed, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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

A study by Georgetown University's Phillip Karber claims that a vast network of tunnels in China, often called the "underground great wall," could hide up to 3,000 nuclear weapons. Writing in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Hui Zhang argues that the study leaps to unwarranted conclusions based on simplistic reasoning and questionable extrapolation from decades-old estimates of Chinese weapon levels. New information on fissile materials inventories and other authoritative data indicate that China has a nuclear arsenal of a few hundred weapons and that the underground great wall is meant to protect this small deterrent from a first strike.

 

2011

DigitalGlobe and Google Earth

17-21 July 2011

"Reassessing China’s Military Inventory of Highly Enriched Uranium"

Conference Paper

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

Hui Zhang presented his paper "Reassessing China’s Military Inventory of Highly Enriched Uranium," at the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management 52nd Annual Meeting, in Palm Spring, CA, 17-21 July 2011.

 

 

17-21 July 2011

"China’s Stockpile of Military Plutonium: A New Estimate"

Conference Paper

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

Hui Zhang presented his paper "China’s Stockpile of Military Plutonium: A New Estimate," at the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management 52nd Annual Meeting, in Palm Spring, CA, 17-21 July 2011.

 

 

January-April 2011

"China's HEU and Plutonium Production and Stocks"

Journal Article, Science & Global Security, issue 1, volume 19

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

Hui Zhang's article "China's HEU and Plutonium Production and Stocks" was published in the January-April 2011 issue of Science & Global Security. This article discusses the history of China’s production of highly enriched uranium and plutonium for nuclear weapons and uses new public information to estimate the amount of highly enriched uranium and plutonium China produced at its two gaseous diffusion plants and two plutonium production complexes.

 

 

January 31, 2011

China's Underground Great Wall: Subterranean Ballistic Missiles

Op-Ed

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

Hui Zhang considers the nuclear-related motivations for China's development of a 3,000-mile network of complex underground tunnels.

 

 

2010

"China’s Fissile Material Production and Stocks"

Report Chapter

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

Hui Zhang wrote the chapter "China" in the International Panel on Fissile Materials report Global Fissile Material Report 2010: Balancing the Books.

 

2010

May 2010

"China and Nuclear Disarmament"

Report Chapter

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

Hui Zhang wrote a chapter entitled "China and Nuclear Disarmament" in the International Panel on Fissile Materials report Reducing and Eliminating Nuclear Weapons: Country Perspectives on the Challenges to Nuclear Disarmament.

 

 

April 2010

"China's Perspective on a Nuclear-Free World"

Journal Article, Washington Quarterly, issue 2, volume 33

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

Hui Zhang argues that China's pledge of no-first-use of nuclear weapons, while constraining its nuclear force at a minimum level, maintaining its deeply de-alerted status, and upholding its long-standing position to support complete nuclear disarmament, has set a good example for other nuclear nations, in particular the two nuclear superpowers.  Zhang suggests that Beijing believes that all nuclear states should adopt a no-first-use policy and redefine the role of nuclear weapons in their national security doctrines. Although China stands ready to support the nuclear-free agenda, it is up to the two countries with the overwhelming number of the world's warheads to take the lead.

 

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