Accession Number:

ADA478235

Title:

China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles: Policy Issues

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-05-20

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Congress has long been concerned about whether U.S. policy advances the national interest in reducing the role of the Peoples Republic of China PRC in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction WMD and missiles that could deliver them. Recipients of Chinas technology include Pakistan and countries that the State Department says support terrorism, such as Iran, North Korea, and Libya. This CRS Report discusses the national security problem of Chinas role in weapons proliferation and issues related to the U.S. policy response, including legislation, since the mid-1990s. A table summarizes the U.S. sanctions imposed on PRC entities for weapons proliferation. This report will be updated as warranted.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Guided Missiles
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE