China and the HCOC

Today, I stumbled across “this statement”: from China’s foreign ministry about the “Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation”: (HCOC).

I’m not sure if Beijing has said this before, but, according to the statement, “China’s policy on missile nonproliferation is in line with the principle and purposes of the HCOC.” This stance seems similar to China’s position on the MTCR…though China actually wants to join that group.

On another note, the Code would be funnier if it still went by its original name – the International Code of Conduct. ICOC is now more amusing in the age of the iPhone…

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