It is unfair, unreasonable and infeasible for the us to ask China to participate in the trilateral arms control talks

On October 12, Geng Shuang, head of the Chinese delegation and Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, delivered a speech in the general debate of the Committee on Disarmament and international security of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, refuting the recent “trilateral arms control negotiations” advocated by the United States. Geng Shuang pointed out that the United States recently put China on the high hat of “the third largest nuclear power in the world”, vigorously exaggerated the “US Russia China nuclear arms race” and vigorously advocated the “trilateral arms control talks”. This is just a trick of diverting international attention by the United States, which is intended to create an excuse for its refusal to fulfill its special priority responsibility of nuclear disarmament, and to find reasons for seeking self-restraint and establishing absolute military superiority. Geng Shuang said that China adheres to the nuclear strategy of self-defense and defense, always maintains its nuclear forces at the lowest level required by national security, and has not engaged in and will not engage in a nuclear arms race with any country in the past. China’s nuclear power is not at the same level as the United States and Russia. It is unfair, unreasonable and infeasible to ask China to participate in the trilateral arms control negotiations. China will not agree and will never accept any coercion and blackmail. Geng Shuang stressed that China’s failure to participate in the so-called “trilateral arms control negotiations” does not mean that China evades its responsibility for nuclear disarmament and refuses to participate in international nuclear disarmament efforts. Since the first day of possession of nuclear weapons, China has advocated the complete prohibition and thorough destruction of nuclear weapons, declared that it would not be the first to use nuclear weapons at any time and under any circumstances, and promised to unconditionally not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against non nuclear weapon states and nuclear weapon free zones. China is the only country among the five nuclear powers to make such a commitment. China is willing to carry out meaningful dialogue with other countries on strategic security issues on the basis of mutual respect, and will continue to participate in the arms control discussion process under the framework of the United Nations, the CD and the five nuclear powers.