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China, Arms Control, and Non-Proliferation

ISBN 9780415648790
Published July 26, 2013 by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

China, Arms Control, and Non-Proliferation is an empirically and conceptually path-breaking book that documents China's participation in international arms control and non-proliferation regimes from 1985 to 2001. The book focuses on the distinction between US expectations of Chinese compliance, which China has not always met, and international standards, against which Chinese performance is acceptable. This will be the standard staple work dealing with China and international arms control and will be invaluable to those dealing with Chinese security studies, foreign policy, international relations and arms control and disarmament.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and the International Atomic Energy Agency  3. The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty  4. The Biological Weapons Convention  5. The Chemical Weapons Convention  6. The Missile Technology Control Regime  7. The UN Register of Conventional Arms  8. The Convention on Conventional Weapons  9. Other (Less Formal) Security Regimes  10. China's Arms Control Bureaucracy  11. Chinese Security Concerns Not Met by Arms Control Regimes  12. Regime Costs and Benefits  13. Conclusions  Appendix

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Wendy Frieman has spent 20 years studying and writing about China at Stanford Research Institute International and Science Applications International Corporation.


'This book is a good read. In terms of subject matter, it is the first of its kind to deal with China's arms control and nonproliferation in recent times. In terms of research quality, it shows the author's deep understanding of the issues involved. And in terms of writing style, the author is able to present some rather complicated and technical issues in a simple and smooth language.' - Australasian Journal of Human Security

'This book is a clear exposition of China's arms control issues and a fair-minded analysis of China's compliance behaviour in multilateral security regimes. It deserves to be widely read by policy-makers, academics, and graduate students interested in security studies, international politics, and Chinese foreign policy.' - Australasian Journal of Human Security