Accession Number : ADA307340

Title :   Chinese Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control Policies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Sismanidis, Roxane D.

PDF Url : ADA307340

Report Date : 04 DEC 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : This study examines Chinese nuclear weapons and arms control policies and focuses on the period since 1982. The section on nuclear weapons policies and capabilities discusses China's land, sea, and airborne deterrent forces, the development of tactical nuclear weapons, and nuclear doctrine and policy. The section on arms control policy describes Beijing's stance on disarmament, nonproliferation, arms control talks, the United States-Soviet space race, and the Strategic Defense Initiative. The conclusion examines the military and political objectives of nuclear weapons and arms control policies in China's independent foreign policy.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR WEAPONS, *ARMS CONTROL, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), FOREIGN POLICY, POLICIES, MILITARY DOCTRINE, AIRBORNE, STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE, TACTICAL WEAPONS, LAND AREAS, CHINA, DETERRENCE, DISARMAMENT.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE