- APEC Energy Demand and Supply Outlook 2006: China. Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre, 2006. This study forecasts that rapid growth in China’s economy will result in an almost three-fold energy demand growth by 2030. Installed capacity of nuclear energy is expected to increase from 8 GW to 30 GW by 2020, and to 58 GW by 2030.
- China Nuclear Power Situation and Development. Wu Zongxin, presentation at the Asian Energy Security Workshop 2006. In this power point presentation, Prof. Wu from Tsinghua University lays out China’s current nuclear power situation and plans for future development.
- China Embraces Nuclear Future. Ariana Eunjung Cha, Washington Post, 29 May 2007. Under plans already announced, China intends to spend $50 billion to build 32 nuclear plants by 2020. Some analysts say the country will build 300 more by the middle of the century. That’s not much less than the generating power of all the nuclear plants in the world today.
- China Nuclear Power Situation and Development. Zhang Aling, Wang Yanjia, and Gu Alun, Asian Energy Security Workshop 2007, 31 Oct. – 2 Nov. 2007. At the Nautilus Institute’s East Asian Energy Security Workshop in 2007, researchers from Tsinghua University presented China’s current status and future plans for nuclear energy in this power point presentation.
- China’s Nuclear Policies and Programs, Nuclear Threat Initiative. A comprehensive database of China’s nuclear forces, policies, and facilities.
- China’s Nuclear Nonproliferation, Nuclear Threat Initiative. This section covers China’s role in nuclear nonproliferation, including a survey of its nuclear exports and imports, its export controls, nuclear cooperation agreements with other countries, and its role in regional nonproliferation issues.
- Technical Arms Control Work at IIS, Tsinghua. Li Bin, East Asia Science & Security CollaborativeWorkshop, Beijing, 3 Nov. 2007. This power point presentation outlines some of the arms control research being done in Tsinghua University, which includes studies on Chinese and Russian counters to US missile defense and on Chinese export controls.
- Chinese Nuclear Forces 2008, Robert S. Norris and Hans M. Kristensen, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, July/August 2008. This article outlines what is known about the current status of China’s nuclear weapons forces. Of the five original nuclear weapon states, China alone is believed to be increasing its nuclear arsenal.
- China’s Strategic Modernization: Report from the ISAB Task Force. September 2008. This report from the State Department’s International Security Advisory Board warns of an “emerging creep toward a Chinese assured destruction capability” to create a “mutual vulnerability relationship” with the United States. In a critique of the report, Hans Kristensen of the Federation of American Scientists argues that it is out of touch and unnecessarily alarmist.