- North Korea
Chairman ROBINSON. I’d like to bring today’s hearing to order. Today the Commission will be addressing a subject that in my view is the highest priority in our legislative mandate, namely, the Chinese role in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles to terrorist-sponsoring states. While Chinese firms continue to be involved in troubling transfers of WMD related material to states of concern, there is no more ominous threat to the viability of global nonproliferation mechanisms than the burgeoning nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula.