World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


U.S.-China Missile Agreement Implementation

U.S.-China Missile Agreement Implementation

March 20 State Department statement

Following is the text of a question taken at the March 20 regular State Department briefing; an answer was posted later in the day:

US DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesman For Immediate Release March 20, 2001 Taken Question (3/20/01)


Q: Have there been any problems with the November 2000 agreement with the PRC on missile nonproliferation? Have they submitted any lists? Is there anything you can tell us about implementation of the agreement?


-- Our November 21, 2000, missile nonproliferation arrangement commits China not to assist other countries in developing nuclear-capable ballistic missiles in any way, and to put in place comprehensive missile-related export controls.

-- The key will be whether China implements fully these commitments. We will monitor this situation closely and will continue to press for full implementation.

-- As Secretary Powell has said, the administration will take a firm stand opposing Chinese transfers of missile- or weapons of mass destruction (WMD)-related technology to other countries.

The Arms Control website: Disarmament, De-Mining CTBT and other issues:


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


The Gili Islands: A Community Earthquake Recovery Effort

Joseph Cederwall travelled to the Gili Islands in October 2018 to talk to locals about their experiences of the event and witness the impact and the rebuild efforts on this unique ecotourism destination. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Ongoing Carnage In Gaza

The past month has devoted a lot of space to the best music and films of 2018, and far less to the past year’s human rights violations. The under-reporting on the ongoing carnage in Gaza has been a case in point. More>>


New Report: Refugees In PNG Being Pushed To The Brink

Refugee Council of Australia and Amnesty International paint a stark picture of a traumatised refugee population hit hard by Australia's recent healthcare and counselling service cuts, as well as continued threats to their safety. More>>