China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles: Policy Issues [September 6, 2002] [open pdf - 112KB]
"Congress has long been concerned about U.S. policy to address the role of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and missiles. This problem refers to the threat of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons and missiles that could deliver them. Some have argued that certain PRC transfers violated international treaties or guidelines, and/or have contravened various U.S. laws requiring sanctions to shore up those international standards. Even if no laws or treaties are violated, many view China's transfers as threatening U.S. and regional security interests. This CRS [Congressional Research Service] Report (superseding CRS Issue Brief 92056) discusses the national security problem of the PRC's role in weapons proliferation and issues related to the U.S. policy response, including legislation, since the mid-1990s. The table at the end of this Report summarizes the U.S. sanctions imposed on PRC entities for weapons proliferation."
CRS Report for Congress, RL31555