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"Securing China’s Weapon-Usable Nuclear Materials"

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"Securing China’s Weapon-Usable Nuclear Materials"

Journal Article, Science & Global Security, The Technical Basis for Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation Initiatives, volume 1, issue 22, pages 50-71

Feb 18, 2014

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


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.


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

For Academic Citation:

Zhang, Hui. "Securing China’s Weapon-Usable Nuclear Materials." Science & Global Security The Technical Basis for Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation Initiatives 1, no. 22 (Feb 18, 2014): 50-71.

Document Length: 21 pp.

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