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Mapping Asia’s Nuclear Future

Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
February 15, 2011
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US support for China’s new nuclear centre, formalized in a recent bilateral agreement, highlights how, even in the absence of an official China-US nuclear arms control agreement, nuclear security has emerged as a core area of Sino-American cooperation in recent years. Chinese and US representatives at both the governmental and nongovernmental level have entered into regular bilateral dialogues on strategic stability to discuss these and other nuclear concerns. While Chinese officials have hinted that they may at some point join international nuclear arms control talks, they’ve made it clear that this would only happen after Russian and US nuclear forces decline to Beijing’s levels

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