The Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) was launched by the former US President Bush in May 2003. Its main purpose is to prevent the trafficking of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and related sensitive goods through measures like information sharing, law enforcement cooperation and interdiction.
China is firmly opposed to proliferation of WMD and their means of delivery and stands for the attainment of the non-proliferation goal through political and diplomatic means. China is of the view that international cooperative action in whatever form should abide by the UN Charter and international laws and should not result in negative impact upon regional peace and security.
China understands the concern of PSI participants over the proliferation of WMD and their means of delivery and shares the non-proliferation goal of the PSI. China supports the cooperation among the PSI participants within the framework of international law. However, the international community including China remains concerned about the possibility that the interdiction activities taken by PSI participants might go beyond the international law.