In his new analysis piece Obama’s Nuclear Arms Agenda and its Implications for China, Chinese expert Gu Guoliang assesses the potential impact of U.S. policies on nuclear issues under the second Obama administration on Beijing’s decision making, including on CTBT ratification.
Excerpt on the CTBT:
“As for the ratification of CTBT, the Chinese People’s Congress will give positive consideration to the ratification after the United States ratifies. The only concern for China perhaps is what China should do if the US congress ratifies CTBT, but add some reservations as it did with CWC.”
Gu Guoliang is the Director of the Centre for Arms Control & Non-proliferation Studies at the China Academy of Social Science (CASS), and the Deputy Director of the Institute of American Studies at CASS. From 1990 to 1995, Gu Guoliang worked at the Permanent Mission of China in Geneva, participating in the UN Conference on Disarmament for most of the time of the CTBT’s negotiations.
Established in 1977 by the Chinese government, the Academy of Social Science is considered as the leading think tank in China.