China's Nuclear Perspective: Deterrence Reduction, Nuclear Non-Proleferation, and Disarmament

Dingli Shen is Executive Dean, Institute of International Studies, and Director, Center for American Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
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  • July 2008

    This article offers a Chinese perspective on reducing the threat of nuclear weapons due to nuclear weapons proliferation and its deterrent gestures, long employed since the Cold War. It is pointed out that nuclear weapons are increasingly irrelevant to nuclear weapons states. However, some non-nuclear weapons states may view this differently. Nuclear abolition has presented a visionary opportunity for all sides to relinquish those weapons increasingly unnecessary for nuclear weapons states. Before such an idealistic world is attained, efforts of nuclear non-proliferation are indispensable along with a process of nuclear disarmament.
    *This article is written for this issue of Strategic Analysis only, as part of the Project of 'A Sino-US Joint Study of Non-Traditional Security' at the Center for American Studies, Fudan University (State Innovative Research Base of Philosophy and Social Science)