China: Can it Build Power Reactors on its Own?

China, like the United States and other nuclear weapon states, is using its experience with military production reactors to launch a civilian power program. China has still not proved, however,…

China: The Paths to Weapon-Grade Uranium and Plutonium

In the 1950s, China began to build an array of nuclear facilities to produce both high-enriched uranium and plutonium for atomic bombs. Within 15 years, China had mastered each phase…

China: U.S. Companies Sell Dual-Use Nuclear Equipment

American companies are not allowed to build reactors and other specialized nuclear facilities in China because Washington has never ratified its 1985 nuclear cooperation agreement with Beijing. U.S. exporters, however,…

China’s Stockpile of Bomb Fuel

China enriched the uranium for its first atomic bomb in 1964 at the Lanzhou gaseous diffusion plant in Gansu province. In the 1970s, a second, much larger, plant was built…

U.S. Relations with China

Congressional Digest August-September 1995, pp. 218, 220-1 China should lose trade privileges with the United States unless Beijing stops sabotaging Western efforts to curb the spread of weapons of mass…

China’s Missile Shopping List

China has experience in most critical military technologies, but it is continually shopping for better technology, especially American high technology. “There’s virtually no technology that they don’t have some capability…

China: U.S. Law Controls Missile-related Exports

U.S. aerospace trade with China is growing, with annual sales now exceeding $2 billion. But exporters must pay close attention to the end-uses of their products to determine whether a…

Chinese Missiles: Threat and Capability

China may be the only country in the world that targets U.S. cities with nuclear missiles. And it is the only country still conducting nuclear tests, in part to develop…