CHINA: LOOKING TO GAIN CONCESSIONS ON ARMS CONTROL IN THE MIDDLE

Created: 1/1/1992

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CHINA: LO01UN0 TO GAIN CONCESSIONS ON ARKS CONTROL IN TBE

KIDDLE EAST

Sines tha revelations in tho wastarn media ovar tha past year of China's proliferation ot* ballistic missiles and nuclear technology, Beijing has tried to appear responsive to international proliferation concerns while retaining its market share of lucrative arms exports. Indeed, Beijing now appears intent on establishing itselfajor player in arms and arms technology control procomm. /

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Motivations and Goals

Chinese footdragging on these issues reflects, in our view, decisions made at the highest levels-of authority to protect: arms export revenues, resist infringement on Chinese sovereignty, cultivate political allies in the Third World. Beijing especially worries that it will be marginalizedapidly changing worldfear which has intensified since the collapse of Sovietis concernedesurgent United States intends to force its political values on China.

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At the MMeflect efforts to

Isolate China in the negotiations of the Five by committing to work with the United States bilaterally through high-level exchanges. In these discussions, the Chinese willagreement, on general principles on nonproliferation issues while deferring detailed, technicalthus epecificinformal, less binding working-level exchanges.

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