China export control capacity building workshop, Tianjin

On the 13th and 14th March, Alpha co-hosted an industry export compliance event in Tianjin, China. The event was attended by approximately 70 practitioners from Chinese enterprise, including both state owned and private sector companies.

The workshop was the latest in a series of events that have been funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office held in China in partnership with the China Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Previous events have been held in Dalian and Qingdao.

The workshop in Tianjin included presentations from Alpha’s specialists, British Industry, Chinese government officials and Chinese industry. The slide pack will be made available in due course.

As is often the case, the success of the workshop highlighted the need for further joint activity to continue to improve the implementation of export controls in China and elsewhere. To this end, Alpha is working to make available a range of resources in Mandarin, including a translated version of Alpha’s Elearning on export controls. Alpha will also work with CACDA to conduct joint research on strategic issues concerning the future of export controls.

For more information on Alpha’s activities in China, please visit the following page or contact the team by emailing alpha@kcl.ac.uk. Readers may also be interested in the following oped prepared by Alpha on engaging China in preventing proliferation, which was published through the bulletin of the atomic scientists in November 2013. See http://thebulletin.org/engaging-china-proliferation-prevention for the full article.