The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is conducive to preventing nuclear weapons proliferation and promoting the nuclear disarmament process. It is an important step towards complete prohibition and thorough destruction of nuclear weapons.
China supports an early entry into force of the CTBT and has signed the treaty on the first day that it opened for signature. The Chinese Government has submitted the Treaty to the National People's Congress (NPC). NPC will consider and ratify the Treaty according to the due legal procedures.
China has consistently supported the preparatory work of the Preparatory Commission (PC) of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and has dedicated, in a constructive attitude, to the work of PC and Working Groups subsidiary to it. China is cooperating closely with the Provisional Technical Secretariat in the smooth construction of the International Monitoring System stations within the territory of China, which definitely contributes to the early entry into force of the Treaty.