There are several points to be concluded here through short review of the China’s official White Papers on issues related to missile defense. Firstly, China has always connected the missile defense issue with global strategic stability, outer space weapons-free, proliferation of WMD and nuclear disarmament. But its biggest worry is the Asia-Pacific theatre missile defense systems.
In March 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov with a ‘reset’ button that symbolized fresh start in bilateral relations proposed by the Obama Administration.
Strategic stability concept in its classical format inherently linked to nuclear deterrence was developed in times of global confrontation between the United States and former Soviet Union having its main purpose in preventing a large-scale nuclear conflict between the two antagonists (Cold war residual containing type of strategic stability).