Foreign Ministry denies allegation of China's role in Pakistan's nuclear programs
Updated: 2016-11-09 21:59
By Wang Qingyun(chinadaily.com.cn)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs dismissed a report from a project under King's College London on Wednesday, saying its allegation about China's role in Pakistan's nuclear programs "cannot bear closer analysis".
Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang made the remarks when asked to comment on the report prepared by Project Alpha of the college's Centre for Science and Security Studies, which suggests China's "complicity in Pakistan's strategic programs".
The report "has evaded the most fundamental question" of whether China's exports to Pakistan have breached China's laws and regulations on nonproliferation export control or its commitments according to the UN Security Council's resolutions and under frameworks including multilateral export control regimes, Lu said.
"If not, then things China has exported to Pakistan, however many, are within normal trade between two friendly neighbor countries and are beyond reproach," Lu said.
China has always pursued a serious and responsible nonproliferation export control policy and has set up a sound legal system in this regard, he said.
Once finding people, companies or organizations that violated China's laws and commitment on nonproliferation export control, the country will hold them accountable, the spokesman said, adding that individual cases of violation are inevitable in any country.
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