Accession Number:

ADA592745

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:

2014-01-03

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

Congress has long been concerned about whether U.S. policy advances the national interest in reducing the role of the People s Republic of China PRC in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction WMD and missiles that could deliver them. Recipients of China s technology reportedly included Pakistan, North Korea, and Iran. This CRS Report, updated as warranted, discusses the security problem of China s role in weapons proliferation and issues related to the U.S. policy response since the mid-1990s. China has taken some steps to mollify U.S. and other foreign concerns about its role in weapons proliferation. Nonetheless, supplies from China have aggravated trends that result in ambiguous technical aid, more indigenous capabilities, longerrange missiles, and secondary retransferred proliferation. Unclassified intelligence reports told Congress that China was a key supplier of technology, particularly with PRC entities providing nuclear and missile-related technology to Pakistan and missile-related technology to Iran.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE