January 2000 China
Special Weapons News
- The Clinton-Gore Abandonment of America’s Long-Standing Taiwan Policy House Policy Committee January 31, 2000 -- There is a growing threat to peace across the Taiwan Strait: the massive, ongoing military buildup that the People’s Republic of China is openly directing against democratic Taiwan.
- Chinese Ambassador to US Warns Against "Taiwan Independence" People's Daily Monday, January 31, 2000 -- "Taiwan independence" will not mean peace but a war between the two sides of the straits, Chinese Ambassador to the United States Li Zhaoxing said in Washington
- U.S., China to Resume Military Relations By Linda D. Kozaryn American Forces Press Service 31 January 2000 -- U.S. and Chinese defense leaders agreed Jan. 26 to resume military-to-military relations.
- China Will Not Tolerate Separatism in Taiwan People's Daily Sunday, January 30, 2000 -- China expects to resume negotiations between the two sides of the Taiwan Straits on the basis of the one China principle and fulfill the plan for Wang Daohan, president of the Association forRelations Across the Taiwan Straits to visit Taiwan, said Chen Yunlin, director of the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.
- RUSSIA SAID TO AUTHORIZE BEIJING TO PRODUCE SU-30 JET FIGHTERS (CNA-Taiwan) 30 January 2000 -- Russia and Beijing may have reached a technology agreement under which Russia authorizes Beijing to produce Russia's most modern SU-30 jet fighters in mainland China.
- Beijing warns independence means war Taiwan News January 29, 2000 -- Mainland China warned Taiwan yesterday that any attempt to declare independence would lead to war. But Chinese Vice Premier Qian Qichen, who voiced the warning, said the Taiwan case should not be solved with a heavy hand.
- "Taiwan Independence" Will Not Mean Peace: Qian Qichen People's Daily Saturday, January 29, 2000 -- "Taiwan independence" absolutely will not mean peace but a war between the two sides of the straits, and compatriots both in Taiwan and the mainland must make concerted efforts to fight against it,
- Walter Slocombe, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy January 27, 2000 - They made clear that they would prefer to see the ABM Treaty unchanged. They made it clear they do not agree with our going forward with the National Missile Defense.
Q What did you tell them to convince them that NMD is not designed to take away their nuclear deterrent?
MR. SLOCOMBE: It's not for us to convince them of that proposition. And their objection, I have to say, was more generally based.
- BEIJING SPIES STOLE CANADIAN NUCLEAR SECRETS: NEWSPAPER (CNA-Taiwan) 24 January 2000 -- Communist Chinese spies stole Canadian nuclear secrets to build a pirate copy of a research reactor, and has been marketing its cheap clone around the world, a Canadian newspaper reported on Monday.
- RUSSIANS FOUND ASSISTING BEIJING ON NUCLEAR WEAPON DEV'T (CNA-Taiwan) 15 January 2000 -- Russian nuclear weapons experts assisting Beijing with "tritium extraction" for thermonuclear warheads National Security Agency obtained an electronic intercept in November on the secret Russian-PRC cooperation.
- CHINA-US-HUMAN RIGHTS Voice of America 31 January 2000 -- China has warned the United States against introducing a resolution criticizing Beijing's human rights record at the United Nations Commission on
- CHINA-EXERCISE GROUP Voice of America 31 January 2000 -- The newest group to come under fire from the Chinese government is Zhong Gong - an offshoot of
- CHINA - SCHOLAR Voice of America 29 January 2000 -- A Chinese researcher based in the United States has been freed by Chinese authorities and sent
back to America after being detained for nearly six months on charges of smuggling state secrets out of China.
- CHINA / U-S SCHOLAR Voice of America 28 January 2000 -- U-S lawmakers say a Chinese-born scholar may soon be on his way back to his home in the United
States after months of detention in China on charges of smuggling classified documents.
- U-S - CHINA Voice of America 27 January 2000 -- U-S Defense Secretary William Cohen says China has invited him to visit in the next few months,
marking the apparent end to a serious strain in relations between Washington and Beijing.
- CHINA-INTERNET Voice of America 27 January 2000 -- China is defending new rules imposed on the Internet, saying they are aimed at protecting state
- CHINA / U-S AMBASSADOR Voice of America 27 January 2000 -- The new U-S ambassador to China says expanding high-level military contacts between the two countries is crucial if Beijing and Washington are to avoid any miscalculation in potential confrontations.
- CHINA-US-TALKS Voice of America 26 January 2000 -- Talks aimed at repairing strained relations between the United States and China are underway at
- CHINA-SPENDING Voice of America 26 January 2000 -- China says it plans to continue massive government spending over the next one or two years to
spur economic growth and consumer demand.
- CHINA / STATE ENTERPRISES Voice of America 25 January 2000 -- One of China's top economic officials says the country's ailing state-owned enterprises are returning to profitability.
- TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE January 24, 1999 -- On November 15th of last year, my Administration signed an historic trade agreement with the People?s Republic of China. Bringing China into the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the strong terms we negotiated will advance critical economic and national security goals.
- CHINA / US / MILITARY Voice of America 24 January 2000 -- One of Beijing's top generals is in Washington for talks aimed at restoring frayed relations between the United States and China.
- Beijing leaders still clinging to policies of the past Byline : Dennis Hickey Free China Review 01/21/2000 -- Changes in the PRC's approach to Taiwan have been comparatively modest. Despite the dramatic transformations that have occurred on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, there has been little movement in Beijing's position since Deng Xiaoping advanced the so-called "one country, two systems" unification formula.
- U-S / CHINA / MILITARY Voice of America 21 January 2000 -- Washington and Beijing are taking steps to mend relations badly strained by the accidental U-S attack on a Chinese embassy during the Kosovo crisis.
- CHINA-EXERCISE GROUP Voice of America 19 January 2000 -- China is planning to extend its crackdown on the Falun Gong exercise and meditation movement to a similar group.
- U-S - CHINA - W-T-O Voice of America 19 January 2000 -- President Clinton met with his cabinet Wednesday to plot strategy for winning Congressional
support for China's entry into the World Trade Organization.
- China Plans to Join International Space Station Project People's Daily Friday, January 14, 2000 -- According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, China is currently drawing up plans to participate in the international space station project.
- CHINA / GENERAL Voice of America 14 January 2000 -- China has sentenced a retired air force general to 17 years in prison for playing a major role in the banned Falun Gong exercise and meditation movement.
- CHINA / U-S / HUMAN RIGHTS Voice of America 13 January 2000 -- Beijing says a U-S decision to sponsor a resolution criticizing Chinese human-rights policy at an annual United Nations forum is doomed to failure.
- MND CLOSELY WATCHING REPORTS ON BEIJING AIRCRAFT-CARRIER [CNA Taiwan] 12 January 2000 -- The plan apparently is for a carrier with a displacement of 48,000 tons, powered by a Russian-made TB12 steam turbine engine. The ship will have a top speed of 30 knots. The report also claimed that Beijing's recent purchase of Russian SU-30 jet fighters worth US$2 billion was made in order to arm the carrier.
- CHINA / AUSTRALIA / FALUN GONG Voice of America 10 January 2000 -- The Australian Embassy in Beijing says three Australian members of the Falun Gong exercise and meditation movement have returned to Australia after being questioned Sunday by police in the Chinese capital.
- Text: Speaker of House Hastert on Trade, National Security USIA 10 January 2000 -- Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Dennis Hastert says the Republican leaders of Congress are preparing to move legislation as soon as possible to facilitate China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO).
- Transcript: President Clinton on Trade Relations with China USIA 10 January 2000 -- President Clinton announced at the White House January 10 that he was launching "an all-out effort" to get Congress to pass permanent normal trade relations (NTR) status for China in order to "lock in our benefits" when that country becomes a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
- CHINA ECON Voice of America 04 January 2000 -- China's top economic planner says he expects the country to maintain seven percent economic growth this year and predicts that the deflation that has plagued China for the past two years will flatten out.
- China's Internet "Information Skirmish" A January 2000 report from U.S. Embassy Beijing The Chinese government and some Chinese both inside and outside China have been fighting an "information skirmish" on the Internet for over three years.
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