The project team and Centre for Science and Security Studies academic staff organised and participated in a successful outreach workshop in Qingdao, China. The workshop took place on 27 & 28 February 2012 and sought to raise awareness of the importance of compliance with UN sanctions in the Chinese alloys and carbon fibre sectors.
The agenda included sessions led by academics and experts based at King’s, as well as Chinese government officials, experts from Chinese think tanks and British and Chinese industry. The Chinese industry representatives remarked that they found the workshop useful in informing their compliance practices.
The workshop was organised by the Alpha Nonproliferation team working with the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association (CACDA). It was attended by over 40 industry participants and representatives of a number of Chinese government departments.
A panel on industry compliance perspectives at the Qingdao workshop