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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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2014 (continued)

Apr 17, 2014

"China Must Keep Strong Awareness of Nuclear Security"

Op-Ed, Global Times

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

It is reported that the construction of Taohuajiang Nuclear Power Plant in Hunan Province, China's first inland nuclear power plant, is about to be restarted, after being halted by the State Council which suspended all approvals of the construction of nuclear power plants in March 2011. But public concerns are still the biggest barriers....

 

 

Hong Kong Nuclear Investment Co.

April 16, 2014

"China Needs to Promote a Strong Nuclear Security Culture"

Op-Ed, Global Times

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

China has substantially advanced its nuclear security system, but China should take further steps to install a complete, reliable, and effective security system to ensure that all its weapon-usable nuclear materials, nuclear facilities, and nuclear transports are effectively protected against the full spectrum of plausible terrorist and criminal threats.

 

 

Apr 9, 2014

"Securing China’s Nuclear Energy Development"

Op-Ed, Power & Policy Blog

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

Chinese president Xi Jinping said in his address at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit that, “we should place equal emphasis on development [of nuclear energy] and security, and develop nuclear energy on the premise of security.” He further emphasized that,developing nuclear energy at the expense of security can neither be sustainable nor bring real development. Only by adopting credible steps and safeguards can we keep the risks under effective control and develop nuclear energy in a sustainable way.” Xi’s speech also signals that China will actively develop its nuclear energy...


 

 

Winter, 2014.

"Securing China’s Nuclear Power Plants"

Journal Article, Journal of Nuclear Materials Management, volume 42

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

Since September 11, 2001, China has substantially advanced its physical protection system, with a switch in focus from the traditional "guns, gates, guards" approach to an effective mixed approach, combining personnel with modern techniques. Then-Chinese Preident Hu Jintao emphasized at the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit that, "In the future, China will further take nuclear security measures, make sure the security of its own nuclear materials and facilities, improve the overall nuclear security." This paper examines the specific and detailed physical protection approaches that are currently applied to China's nuclear power plants, and recommends further steps to improve China's existing nuclear security system.

 

 

Ministry of Public Security (Ch)

March 14, 2014

Securing China's Nuclear Future

Report

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

China’s approach to strengthening the security of its nuclear weapons, materials, and facilities plays an important role in facilitating strong global action on nuclear security. This report provides a better understanding of Chinese perceptions of the threat of nuclear terrorism and attitudes toward the nuclear security challenge; describes the current status of nuclear security practices in China and of planned improvements in rules and organization, management, and technologies; and recommends steps for further improvements.

 

 

CNNC Press Briefing Center

March 10, 2014

"How Beijing Can Help Prevent Nuclear Terrorism"

Op-Ed, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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

Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, China has indeed made strides in strengthening its system for protecting nuclear facilities and improving its so-called MPC&A—the material protection, control, and accounting of nuclear materials. In this Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists op-ed, Hui Zhang argues that to make sure nuclear security systems are actually implemented effectively, the development of a strong security culture—in which the relevant individuals hold a deeply rooted belief that insider and outsider threats are credible—is imperative...

 

 

March 6, 2014

"Options for China’s Nuclear Spent Fuel Management"

Presentation

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

Dr. Hui Zhang presented "Options for China’s Nuclear Spent Fuel Management" at the Workshop on Strategic Nuclear Issues in East Asia, Beijing, China March 5-6, 2014.

 

 

Feb 18, 2014

"Securing China’s Weapon-Usable Nuclear Materials"

Journal Article, Science & Global Security, The Technical Basis for Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation Initiatives, issue 22, volume 1

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

This article describes the status of China’s military and civilian nuclear programs, fissile material production and associated nuclear facilities, and the Chinese nuclear experts and officials’ perspectives on the nuclear terrorism threat. It gives details of China’s nuclear security practices, attitudes, and regulations, as well as identifying areas of concern. The article recommends ways to strengthen China’s nuclear material protection, control, and accounting systems and suggests opportunities for increased international cooperation.

 

2013

May 31, 2013

"China's Nuclear Policy: Changing or Not?"

Op-Ed, Power & Policy Blog

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

"The new defense white paper released by China on April 16 has sparked a debate over whether China is changing its nuclear policy, because this new paper, unlike previous editions, did not reiterate China’s long-standing no-first-use nuclear weapons doctrine. Is China changing its nuclear policy?"

 

 

May 24, 2013

"Western Hypocrisy Over Chinese Nukes"

Op-Ed, Asia Times

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

"A defense white paper released by China on April 16 has invited a debate over a shift in its nuclear policy, because this new paper, unlike previous editions, did not reiterate China's long-standing no-first-use nuclear weapons doctrine."

 
Events Calendar

We host a busy schedule of events throughout the fall, winter and spring. Past guests include: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former Vice President Al Gore, and former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.