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Research Paper
Published online: May 30, 2010

China's Position on the Proliferation Security Initiative and Its Reappraisal

Mincai Yu
Renmin University
Renmin University School of Law, 59 Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, 100872, Beijing, China
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China did not join the Proliferation Security Initiative due to deep legal and policy considerations. China now has sufficient reasons to reappraise its existing stance in light of the establishment and continuous development of a positive, cooperative and comprehensive Sino-U.S. relationship, institutionalization of the PSI by U.S. President Barack Obama, and new changes in nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament. China's participation in the PSI will be much more useful in enhancing the construction of international nonproliferation systems rather than remaining disengaged. Now it is the time for China to make the political decision and participate in the PSI.

Keywords : Proliferation Security Initiative institutionalization of PSI positive, cooperative and comprehensive Sino-US relationship reappraisal

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