Tuesday, March 13, 2007

China's Role in Weapons Proliferation

China is hardly an ally of the United States. Despite symbiotic economies, the Chinese Communist government is not only upgrading its military far beyond any defensive posture, it also plays a large role in WMD proliferation and proliferation of the missle technology used to deliver such weapons. This from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) publication "China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles: Policy Issues:"

China has taken some steps to mollify U.S. concerns about its role in weapons proliferation. Nonetheless, supplies from China have aggravated trends that result in ambiguous technical aid, more indigenous capabilities, longer-range missiles, and secondary (retransferred) proliferation. Asthe Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) has reported to Congress, China remains a “key supplier” of weapons technology, particularly missile or chemical technology.
Read the CRS here.

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