Official country name: People’s Republic of China
Our nation doesn’t support the greater regulation of arms as our region faces large security threats than many other pockets of the world. Our overall objectives are to protect sovereignty of the nation of China, support its communist allies and friends, and to build up power against the democratic world.
- UN Charter
- Vienna Convention
- Geneva Convention
Significance of Treaties Signed
- China is a permanent member of the UN Security Council, so their ratification of the UN Charter helps them to galvanize power.
- Ratifying the Vienna Convention means that China abides by treaties and international law.
- The Geneva Convention means that China is committed to protecting its citizens from the excessive violence of war.
- Under the nuclear NPT, China is considered a weapon state, and therefore allowed to have nuclear weapons.
China is one of the greatest exporters of weapons in the world, currently ranking at 5th. They buy some advanced weaponry from Russia, but for the most part produce their own weapons. They often buy combat aircrafts form Russia.
China sells most of its weapons to Asian countries that are close to home. Their biggest buyers are Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar, but they also sell to Iran.
While they don’t have the most sophisticated arms system, they do have what is considered advanced arms. They have nuclear weapons. While China tends to have less advanced weapons, they are always more cost effective than other countries nearby.
Resistance to sovereignty over the Tibetan region is a serious security threat.
The same can be said for the Taiwanese region, which squarely belongs and is part of the People’s Republic of China.
China has a vested interest in supporting Pakistan above India, as Russians tend to support India.
One of the biggest security threats would be an invasion of US forces into North Korea. This would mean war against China, as North Korea is the only buffer between the democratic South Korea, supported by the US, and the communist China.
Current Arms Control Issues
China claims sovereignty over much of the South China Sea and is building up militarized islands and forces there. This has caused uncalled for involvement from the US government in the region, which may cause future arms control issues.
China has been using espionage as a tool against private American companies to gain more economic power.