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Cablegate: China's Reaction: Psi 5th Anniversary Outreach

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SUBJECT: CHINA'S REACTION: PSI 5TH ANNIVERSARY OUTREACH
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REF: STATE 75367

1. PolOff shared reftel summary of the May 28-29
Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) Senior-Level Meeting
and PSI Outreach Workshop with MFA Arms Control and
Disarmament Department Missile Division Deputy Director Wang
Daxue, and repeated U.S. thanks for Chinese attendance at the
meeting. PolOff reiterated U.S. desire for official Chinese
involvement in PSI. Wang expressed thanks for the
information in the meeting summary, but stated that "China at
this stage does not see a change" in its position on PSI.
Wang continued that "although China is not a formal
participant in PSI, this has not prevented our cooperation on
proliferation issues."
RANDT

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