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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Statement on the Promulgation of Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Export Control of Missiles

2002/08/25
The Chinese Government has just promulgated Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Export Control of Missiles and Missile-related Items and Technologies and the attached Missiles and Missile-related Items and Technologies Export Control List, which set forth in clear terms further measures for the export control of sensitive missile-related items and technologies. The Regulations and the Control List have entered into force as of the date of its promulgation. It represents another important step taken by the Chinese Government in line with its non-proliferation policies.

China attaches great importance to non-proliferation and stands against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems. As a state party to a series of international treaties on non-proliferation, the Chinese Government has faithfully honoured its international obligations. On the export of missiles and missile-related dual-use items and technologies, China has always taken a prudent and responsible attitude and strictly carried out  its non-proliferation policies as well as international commitments in this regard.

For years, China has, in light of international and domestic developments, been improving its  export control regimes through reviewing its own export control practice and drawing on other countries' experiences. A series of regulations, aimed at enhancing export control over sensitive items, have been successively promulgated. The promulgation of Regulations on Export Control of Missiles and Missile-related Items and Technologies and the attached Control List marks a new step forward in China's legal framework for export control.

China will continue to take an active part in the international cooperation in non-proliferation, stand ready to conduct in-depth exchanges and consultation with all parties and actively participate in multi-lateral discussions and cooperation in this regard. We are prepared to work with all parties concerned to strengthen and improve the international non-proliferation regime on the basis of universal participation and non-discrimination.
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