Accession Number:

ADA270469

Title:

The Challenge of Chinese Arms Proliferation: U.S. Policy for the 1990s

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

The author conducts an extensive analysis of Chinese arms sales and their significance for the United States. Weaponry is sophisticated and includes assistance and technology which aid clients in developing their own weapons. Chinas highest leadership approves and is motivated primarily by strategic and political--not economic--considerations. The author concludes that Chinese arms sales pose a serious threat to U.S. mid-term security interests, and will persist and be resistant to U.S. and multilateral pressures. Finally, he recommends that the United States strictly limit transfers of dual-use technology to China that it target specific kinds of Chinese arms transfers to certain countries, rather than seek blanket prohibitions that it seek frequent, frank dialogue with Chinese officials and that it encourage the development of antiballistic missile systems by potential targets of Chinese missiles. He also urges the United States to strengthen the effectiveness and enforcement powers of the Missile Technology Control Regime and similar international regimes.... Peoples Republic of China, American interests, Arms exportstransfers, Weapons technology, Chinese arms policy, Missile technology control regime

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Geography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE