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Bush Warns Beijing: Stop Selling Weapons or Else

Sunday, 15 May 2005 12:00 AM

"You can see that the great majority of entities we sanction are Chinese entities," said the State Department official.

"That's because the great majority of the supply to proliferation programs that we see is from Chinese entities."

According to the State Department, China should take great care to control export of advanced technology that could be used for chemical, nuclear or biological weaponry because they too may face such weapons in the near future.

"They're threatened by the destabilization of the world economy if there's a CBW (chemical or biological weapons) war in the Middle East that disrupts the world's oil supply," he went on.

"It's in their interest to make sure that Chinese companies are part of the solution rather than part of the problem."

Chinese companies, including companies owned by the People's Liberation Army, continue shipping technology to missile programs such as Iran, Pakistan and North Korea.

"We don't believe they're taking adequate account of the risk that the item they're approving is actually going to end up in a program for weapons of mass destruction or missiles," said the State Department official.

Some of the Chinese entities sanctioned under U.S. law are serial proliferators. The state-owned manufacturer China North Industry Corporation, or Norinco, is one such company. China Great Wall Industry Corporation, another state-owned company linked to China's military, is another.

The sudden realization by the Bush White House and State Department officials that China is selling missile, chemical, biological and nuclear weapons technology is a case of better late than never.

The U.S. almost on a monthly basis has sanctioned China since 1992 for selling advanced weapon technology on the open markets. For example, Great Wall Industries was sanctioned for a 1992 sale of nuclear tipped ballistic missile to Pakistan.

China was caught in 1998 selling chemical weapons technology to Iran. In 2001 Chinese military officials and missile engineers paraded into Saddam's Baghdad under the guise of the Shangdong Arts and Crafts company.

China ignored U.N. sanctions against Iraq and supplied a fully operational air defense network to Saddam during the 1990s. The network, NATO code-named "Tiger Song", was installed in the Iraqi desert by Chinese military engineers, paid with money from the U.N. oil-for-food program.

When Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi decided to come clean with the west and give up his WMD programs he turned over the design blueprints for an A-bomb he purchased from North Korea. The blueprints were Chinese.

China currently has many U.S. officials and politicians fooled into thinking that they are trying to control or stop such weapon technology. In fact, Chinese proliferation is the real driving force behind an arms race raging in Asia.

India developed its atomic bomb to counter the Chinese nuclear threat. The Pakistan bomb program would not have been successful without Chinese engineers, and designs. North Korea could not be the flash point it is today without the ever faithful support of Beijing behind Kim Jong Il.

The threat by the Bush administration to impose more sanctions has little effect on Beijing. The announcement made by the State Department comes only a month after the Bush administration issued a waiver to China, allowing Chinese military companies to export more goods to America without penalty.

The single exception is the current series of sanctions against Norinco. Norinco not only manufactures missiles, guns and tanks, it also makes car parts, consumer goods and tools. Norinco cannot export these products to the U.S. because it was caught selling missile technology to Iran.

Yet, there are over 2,000 Chinese military owned companies operating inside the U.S. These companies sell a wide variety of consumer goods. The money is split with the Chinese military, which uses the U.S. cash to buy and develop advanced weapons.

The Chinese companies also serve the PLA as conduits for buying, borrowing or stealing advanced technology from the U.S. These firms clearly engage in commercial espionage as well as military spying.

It is time to take Chinese proliferation and espionage seriously. The first action should be to release the names of the 2,000 Chinese Army companies operating in the U.S. The second should be to deny the Chinese military its access to American technology and markets by shutting them down.

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