National Intelligence Daily
Future Activities at Nuclear Test Site
treaty negotiators in Geneva have said that China, like the other declared nuclear powers, will use its nuclear lest site to evaluate the safety and reliability of its nuclear weapons. The Chinese did not identify the activities that will he permitted under their moratorium on nuclear testing. The moratorium, however, probably will not restrict test-site activities to the same degree asest ban treaty.
Chinese scientists are discussing future activities at an increased level of sophistication and may beeusable underground site for simulated underground nuclear tests,
tuna may proceeo witn previously planned activities in spile of the orium on nuclear testing.|
China might be able to useierground cavities to conduct seismicaliy undetectable tests as large as several kiloeusable site probably would be designed for lower yields.
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