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SIPRI Yearbook 2012 Chinese translation launch


The Chinese translation of SIPRI Yearbook 2012 was launched yesterday at an event in Beijing. The book was launched by Li Hong, Vice-President and Secretary General of the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association (which carried out the translation); Minister Salome Meyer, Deputy Head of Mission with the Embassy of Switzerland to China; and Mathieu Duchâtel, Head of SIPRI's China Project.

The translation was funded by the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport and will shortly be made available on the SIPRI website. In the meantime, you can download translations of previous editions of the Yearbook in several other languages.

Read an article (in Chinese) about the launch. 

The Yearbook was launched as part of an event focusing on denuclearization and non proliferation after the third North Korean nuclear test. The event featured a range of speakers including SIPRI experts Shannon Kile (who spoke on North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic programme), Mathieu Duchâtel (on the strategic impact of North Korea’s 'economic improvement measures'), Phillip Schell (on the future of multilateral diplomacy) and Lawrence Dermody (on the efficiency of United Nations Security Council sanctions applied to North Korea).

Read more about SIPRI's China Project .