China and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Implications for the United States

Papers presented at a conference sponsored by the National Intelligence Council and the Federal Research Division.
November 5, 1999

Weapon Program: 

  • Biological
  • Chemical
  • Missile
  • Nuclear

Related Country: 

  • China
This conference document includes papers produced by distinguished experts on China's weapons-of-mass-destruction (WMD) programs. The seven papers were complemented by commentaries and general discussions among the 40 specialists at the proceedings. The main topics of discussion included: - The development of China's nuclear forces. - China's development of chemical and biological weapons. - China's involvement in the proliferation of WMD. - China's development of missile delivery systems. - The implications of these developments for the United States.