China Not Ready to Be Advocate for Peace, Panel Says – Reuters

From Reuters:

Despite its rising power and wealth, China may not be willing or ready to play a responsible role in an international system aimed at encouraging peace and stability, a commission set up by Congress said in a report released yesterday.

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission accused China of failing “to meet the threshold test of international responsibility in the area of non-proliferation” by aiding ’s nuclear, missile and chemical programs and refusing to effectively use its leverage to bring back into nuclear arms negotiations.

It said China in recent years has allowed the transfer of weapons and technology across its territory from North Korea to Iran and even if Beijing wanted to control such transfers, this would be very difficult.
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Read article: “China’s Nuclear Arsenal” from BBC online, which says,”China’s nuclear arsenal does not compare to the sheer number of warheads developed by the US – but it has the same lethal intensity.”

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