Prepared Statement by Carolyn Bartholomew Before the U.S. - China Economic and Security Review Commission: China's Proliferation to North Korea and Iran, and its Role in Addressing the Nuclear and Missile Situation in Both Countries

September 14, 2006

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile

Today we will hear testimony concerning the political, economic, and securityrelated consequences of these relationships for the United States. An important measure will be assessing China’s actions in the UN Security Council, its participation in multilateral nonproliferation negotiations, and its own domestic reforms to ensure that proliferation to North Korea and Iran is no longer occurring. 

Last month, we held a hearing considering whether China’s role in the world embodies that of a responsible stakeholder—a great power willing to act in the long-term interests of international development, peace, and stability over its own short-term domestic interests.