China ATT update

Issue 1

This is a new biannual e-newsletter is co-published in Chinese and English by Saferworld and Tongji University. The ATT Update provides a forum – particularly for young Chinese academics – to report and analyse the progress of the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) initiative, which will be negotiated at the UN in July 2012. It also explores the broader issues surrounding the proliferation of conventional weapons. In the first edition Michael Liu explains that, “China is participating more actively in the UN negotiations towards an ATT, but there remains scepticism about the initiative, as well as misperceptions of its aims and how it would be implemented in practice.”