BEIJING, Nov 17: A spokesman of the Chinese foreign office, Liu Jianchao, has termed the report of the US Central Intelligence Agency regarding China’s alleged support to Pakistan’s nuclear power programme totally baseless.

Commenting on the new CIA report released last week, the spokesman said all nuclear cooperation between China and Pakistan “is only limited to nuclear power plant and has been under safeguard and monitoring of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).”

China is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT). “China is definitely against any form of proliferation of nuclear weapons.”

The spokesman said China supported the peaceful use of nuclear power by various states under the strict monitoring and safeguarding of the IAEA.

He said China had always been opposed to proliferation of ballistic missiles that could carry the weapons of mass destruction.

Export control regulations of missile and missile-related items and technologies promulgated by the Chinese government last August were being effectively and strictly carried out, he added.

“The accusation of the USA is baseless,” the spokesman added. According to the sources, the promulgation of the regulations “is an important measure” of the Chinese government to strengthen control over exports.—APP

Opinion

Editorial

Parliament’s imprimatur
Updated 24 Jun, 2022

Parliament’s imprimatur

Implications of ‘mainstreaming’ militants are far-reaching and must be discussed threadbare by the people’s representatives.
Monsoon preparedness
24 Jun, 2022

Monsoon preparedness

THE deaths of four people, among them three children, and the usual post-rain chaos in Karachi on Wednesday, yet...
Balochistan budget
24 Jun, 2022

Balochistan budget

A BUDGET is all about the political choices a government makes. The eight-month-old Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo...
Funding expectations
Updated 23 Jun, 2022

Funding expectations

Next few months will show how serious govt is about putting in place measures to strengthen country’s debt management outlook.
Budget debate
23 Jun, 2022

Budget debate

WITH the economy teetering on the precipice of a major crisis, one would have expected that public representatives ...
Afghanistan quake
23 Jun, 2022

Afghanistan quake

FOR the hapless people of Afghanistan, the list of miseries just doesn’t seem to end. The latest catastrophe to ...