Regulations on appointment and removal of PLA Officers in active
service put into effect
The Regulations on the Appointment and Removal of the PLA Officers in
Active Service was promulgated and put into effect on January 4, 2002.
China's participation in UN peacekeeping operations
China officially participated in first-grade standby arrangement system for
UN peacekeeping operations in January 2002. It indicated that China took the
first step towards the actual participation in the UN peacekeeping operations
after it decided in principle to joint the standby arrangement system for UN
peacekeeping operations in May 1997.
Additional Protocol of the NPT becomes effective
On March 28, 2002, China officially notified the International Atomic
Energy Agency that China had completed all domestic legal procedures for the
entry into force of the additional protocol of the Treaty on the
Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). The additional protocol came into
effect in China on the same day.
China and Kyrgyzstan hold joint anti-terrorism exercise
China and Kyrgyzstan held a joint anti-terrorism military exercise on
October 11, 2002. The two-day exercise was carried out in two stages. It is the
first time for China to hold an anti-terrorism exercise together with a foreign
country since the founding of the People's Republic of China. And it is also the
first time for the PLA in its history to participate in an exercise out of the
Regulations on export control of missiles issued
On August 22, 2002, the Chinese government promulgated the Regulations of
the PRC on Export Control of Missiles & Related Items and Technologies and
the Export Control List. It indicated that the Chinese government took another
important measure in conformity with the non-proliferation policy.