Chinese Violation of the United Nations Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

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In this day and age, society operates in constant threat of terrorism, war, and nuclear fallout; the rapid growth of international militaristic power contributes to the ever-present fear in the back of all of our minds. None of us can go through the day without hearing a newscaster or radio personality talking about the growing threat that Iran or Afghanistan or North Korea poses to the global community, but there is one State that we hear of. This threat works in a much vaster environment, and shrouds itself in cloaks of secrecy and deception – China. Although the Chinese tend to evade the mass media frenzy that constantly reports on foreign threats, their underrated affairs are nothing less than lethal. Perhaps the most disturbing …show more content…

Terrifyingly, missile/bomb facilities have also been swiftly constructed in the monolithic nation, and operations are flourishing; over the past decades China has refined their militaristic operations and currently attains a surplus of three million nuclear arms (FAS 1/Terrill 14). The enhancement of China’s nuclear facilities and the advancement of their militant resources, paired with the speed of which both have been attained (China is projected have a 20% growth of nuclear capacity in the next decade), puts the Chinese in an elite echelon – however, the rate at which their programs remain to grow is astronomical (and shows no signs of stopping), a sobering fact for other world superpowers. Even more alarming is the potentially lethal camaraderie between China and Iran. In the summer of 2009, Qin Gang, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, released a statement about the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad saying that China “respects the choice of the Iranian people…and hope that Iran can maintain stability and solidarity” (IranTracker 1). Ahmadinejad, the long-time president of Iran, has openly expressed hostility towards the United States and western civilization, and has been a long time advocate of Iranian nuclear

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