On May 20, 2021, Henry Sokolski gave a brief overview of the recent NPEC report, “China’s Civil Nuclear Sector: Plowshares to Swords?” This presentation answered the following questions: How might China exploit its “peaceful” fast reactor and reprocessing programs to make nearly as many nuclear weapons by 2030 as the United States currently deploys? How might it produce even more nuclear weapons exploiting its other power reactor and enrichment plants? What should the United States do to clarify what China might do? What should Washington explore with Beijing, Tokyo, and Seoul to limit the prospect of a fissile material production race?
May 20, 2021
AUTHOR: Henry Sokolski
China’s Civil Nuclear Sector: Plowshares to Swords?
By Henry Sokolski
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