The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced that China will continue to accelerate the nuclear disarmament process. Ministry of Foreign Affairs SözcüHua Chunying said at the daily press conference that China understands the demands of non-nuclear countries to advance the nuclear disarmament process, and continued her speech as follows:
“From the first day of owning nuclear weapons, China has been in the initiative to ban nuclear weapons in a comprehensive way and to destroy them completely, and always abides by the principle of never and in no case being the first to use nuclear weapons. China has also pledged not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against countries and regions that do not have nuclear weapons, and it maintains its own nuclear power to the minimum required by national security. This is a basic policy implemented by the Chinese government. With concrete actions, China will contribute to maintain global strategic stability and accelerate the international arms control and disarmament process. "
Hua Chunying said, "China will neither accept, sign nor ratify this agreement, as the agreement undermines the international nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation system established on the basis of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty." "China will strive to maintain stability with the global strategic balance and build a world free of nuclear weapons by accelerating the nuclear disarmament process rationally, concretely and efficiently. "We are ready to make constructive communication with countries that do not have nuclear weapons on this issue," he said.
Source: China International Radio