China has taken steps to ensure n-security: Hu


Seoul : China attached great importance to building nuclear security capacity, President Hu Jintao said Tuesday at the Nuclear Security Summit here while elaborating on the country’s position, efforts made and measures taken.

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China had conducted comprehensive, nationwide inspection on the security of its nuclear facilities, Hu said in his address titled “Toward Greater Nuclear Security Through Cooperation”.

“We have established all-dimensional training programmes and diverse modes of training,” he said.

Hu said China earnestly honoured its international nuclear security obligations, and has ratified the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, reported Xinhua.

“China has earnestly fulfilled its obligations under relevant UN Security Council resolutions,” he added.

China has engaged in extensive international nuclear security cooperation, and has signed with the IAEA an agreement on nuclear security cooperation, the Chinese president said.

Work is well underway to set up a Center of Excellence on Nuclear Security in China, and the Radiation Detection Training Center of China Customs is now up and running, he said.

China has worked hard to ensure nuclear security during major public events, such as the Shanghai World Expo and the Guangzhou Asian Games, said Hu.

He said China has actively provided assistance in nuclear security and safety to other countries. China has hosted nuclear security workshops for nearly 100 trainees from over 10 Asia-Pacific countries, and has contributed to the IAEA Nuclear Security Fund to support capacity building in China and other Asian countries.

The Chinese president said China will step up nuclear security efforts, enhancing overall nuclear security, building the Center of Excellence in China into a regional center and deepening cooperation with the IAEA across the board.

“We will share with other countries China’s experience in ensuring nuclear security during major international events with a view to protecting public safety,” he said.