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China. 2008 ‘Stockpile Management.’ National Report of China on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Part 2, p. 8. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations. 3 July

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5. Stockpile management.

To ensure the safety and security of its stockpiles of SALW, China has instituted strict and standardized measures for the management of stockpiled SALW.

China classifies weapons warehouses as military restricted zones, and surrounds them with security and protective facilities that feature a tightly-integrated set of measures to prevent theft, fire, lightning strikes and explosions; the warehouses are staffed round the clock with specially-trained security guards, and guards and patrols are increased on holidays, in bad weather or under other special circumstances.

Warehouse managers maintain a rigorous inventory and registration system, and weapon categories, models, quantities, quality, and batch numbers are checked weekly on the basis of detailed storage records; any anomalies are immediately reported to their superiors.

[SALW = small arms and light weapons]

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