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  • Author: Andrew Prosser
  • Publication Date: 05-2004
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Center for Defense Information
  • Abstract: In January 2004, China formally requested to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), an informal multilateral export control regime that aims to contribute to the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons through the coordination and implementation of guidelines which govern transfers of nuclear material and technology. The NSG's membership comprises the principal nuclear supplier states in Europe and the Americas, as well as Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, and a number of former Eastern Bloc states, including Russia. The group's decisions, including those concerning the admission of new members, are made on a consensus basis, but the informal nature of the organization means that its decisions cannot be construed as legally binding upon its member countries.
  • Topic: Security, Arms Control and Proliferation, Nuclear Weapons
  • Political Geography: Japan, China, Asia, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand
  • Author: Ali Chaudhry, Andrew George
  • Publication Date: 07-2004
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Center for Defense Information
  • Abstract: Though the exact size of China's nuclear arsenal is unknown, current best estimates are that China has about 280 strategic weapons, and a smaller number — about 120 — of tactical weapons. The weapons are based on intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and strategic bombers, with a naval component under research.
  • Topic: Security, Arms Control and Proliferation, Nuclear Weapons, Science and Technology
  • Political Geography: China