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"China and Nuclear Disarmament"

"China and Nuclear Disarmament"

Report Chapter, Reducing and Eliminating Nuclear Weapons: Country Perspectives on the Challenges to Nuclear Disarmament, pages 10-15

May 2010

Author: Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: International Security; Managing the Atom; Science, Technology, and Public Policy

 

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

Zhang concludes: "China has called for the 'complete prohibition and thorough destruction' of nuclear weapons ever since it became a nuclear power. China has been maintaining a nuclear strategy of self-defense, with a no-first-use doctrine and the pursuit of a survivable minimum deterrent. There is no evidence that China will change its nuclear policy in the future. Until complete nuclear disarmament is achieved, China will continue to maintain a very limited but reliable retaliatory force."


The full report can be downloaded by clicking below.

Reducing and Eliminating Nuclear Weapons: Country Perspectives on the Challenges to Nuclear Disarmament

 

For more information about this publication please contact the MTA Project Coordinator at 617-495-4219.

For Academic Citation:

Zhang, Hui. "China and Nuclear Disarmament." Chap. in Reducing and Eliminating Nuclear Weapons: Country Perspectives on the Challenges to Nuclear Disarmament. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, May 2010.

Document Length: 132 pp.

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