STRENGTHEN THE INTERNATIONAL NON-PROLIFERATION REGIME,
 DEVOTED TO PREVENTING NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROLIFERATION

 
 China has all along firmly opposed to any form of proliferation of nuclear weapons to any country. China pursues a policy of not endorsing, encouraging or engaging in nuclear weapons proliferation and not assisting other countries in developing nuclear weapons. At the same time, China stresses that the prevention of nuclear weapons proliferation should not impede the international cooperation in peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

   On March 9, 1992, China acceded to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). In 1995, China joined the consensus on the decision of the indefinite extension of the Treaty.

   In 1984, China joined the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In 1985, China declared to put part of its civilian nuclear facilities under IAEA safeguards on a voluntary basis. In 1988, China signed the safeguards agreement with IAEA.

   To further strengthen and improve nuclear export control in China, the Chinese Government promulgated Regulations on the Control of Nuclear Export on September 10, 1997, which prohibit the provision of any assistance to the nuclear facilities not subject to the IAEA safeguards, stipulated that nuclear export shall be monopolized by the units designated by the State Council with nuclear export license system. The Regulations on the Control of Nuclear Dual-Use Items and Related Technologies Export promulgated on June 1, 1998 has enforced strict control over nuclear dual-use items and related technologies.

 China supports the "93+2" plan aimed at strengthening the effectiveness and improving the efficiency of the IAEA safeguards system, committing itself to contribute to the implementation of this plan on a voluntary basis. On December 31, 1998, China signed the Additional Protocol to the Agreement between China and the IAEA for the Application of Safeguards in China.
 

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CHINA'S CONTRIBUTIONS TO NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

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PROMOTE NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, WORK FOR COMPLETE
PROHIBITION AND THOROUGH DESTRUCTION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS


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ADVOCATE NO-FIRST USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS, DEVOTED TO PREVENTING NUCLEAR WAR

¢SUPPORT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NUCLEAR-WEAPON-FREE ZONES,
DEVOTED TO THE MAINTENANCE OF THE WORLD PEACE


¢CHRONOLOGY OF CHINA'S PARTICIPATION IN

¢THE INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT