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China. 2008 ‘Confiscation and Destruction.’ 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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6. Confiscation and destruction

China firmly cracks down on firearms-related crimes in accordance with the provisions of the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Control of Firearms and other laws and regulations, all illicit or decommissioned firearms are confiscated or collected for destruction.

Since 2005, China's public-security agencies have been carrying out nationwide special campaigns to confiscate illicit firearms, and have achieved striking success. A total of 291,000 illicit firearms were confiscated and destroyed, 9,142 of which were firearms for military use.

The rate of crimes involving firearms has been decreasing in recent years.

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