A study of the manner in which Communist China's atomic aspirations affected her military thinking and foreign policies on the question of disarmament and the nuclear test ban issue. Communist China indicated that she would be able to make atomic bombs in the "not too distant future." China was prepared to use the concern over her exclusion from the nuclear test ban negotiations to enhance her bargaining position with both the Soviet Union and the United States. Peking declared that without her participation and adherence a disarmament agreement could not have any binding force on Communist China, and the author suggests the very real possibility that China may not be willing to relinquish her atomic aspirations at any price.
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