February 2000 China
Special Weapons News
- US PAPERS DENOUNCE CHINA'S LATEST THREAT AGAINST TAIWAN Feb. 29 (CNA) Several newspapers in the United States published editorials Monday denouncing Communist China's latest threat to use force against Taiwan if the latter does not start negotiating reunification with the mainland.
- BEIJING'S THREATS AGAINST TAIWAN INCREASE INSTABILITY: EXPERT Feb. 29 (CNA) -- For Mao Zedong, resolution of the Taiwan problem was thought about in terms of a hundred years. For Deng Xiaoping, the period was reduced to fifty years. With the present statement out of Beijing, the time horizon has been shortened further, albeit indefinitely.
- U-S / CHINA / TAIWAN Voice of America 29 February 2000 -- The commander of U-S Pacific forces, Admiral
Dennis Blair, has met with senior Chinese military leaders to express Washington's concern about Beijing's most recent threats to attack Taiwan.
- Chinese Diplomat Calls for Actions to Stop U.S. Senate Passing TSEA People's Daily Tuesday, February 29, 2000 -- Chinese Consul-General in Los Angeles An Wenbin Sunday called for actions to dissuade the U. S. Senate from passing the Taiwan Security Enhancement Act (TSEA).
- CLINTON - CHINA Voice of America 29 February 2000 -- President Clinton says he believes Beijing's
threats against Taiwan will not undermine efforts to grant China permanent normal trade status.
- CHINA CONGRESS - US EXPECTATIONS Voice of America 29 February 2000 -- The public meetings of the upcoming session of China's legislature are likely to be dominated by
speeches about the country's economic progress and problems.
- BARSHEFSKY - CHINA - W-T-O Voice of America 29 February 2000 -- U-S Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky
says American workers will suffer if the U-S Congress does not ratify the agreement supporting China's entry into the World Trade Organization.
- BEIJING'S NEW HARD LINE MERE SURVIVAL TACTIC, SAYS ANALYST [CNA Taiwan] 28 Febuary 2000 -- China declining Japan's invitation to join the G8 meeting, letting World Trade Organization accession talks with the Europeans break down, and releasing the menacing new document threatening military force against Taiwan show that Jiang Zemin is having domestic political troubles and the new hard line against the West is part of his survival strategy.
- BEIJING STILL CANNOT DESTROY SINGLE ROC MISSILE COMPANY: REPORT [CNA Taiwan] 28 Febuary 2000 -- China currently has about 200 M-9 missiles with a range of 600 kilometers, and 16 Dongfeng-21 missiles with a range of 1,800 km. China also has about 80 Dongfeng No. 3 missiles with a range of 3,000 km, and 10 each of Dongfeng No. 4 missiles, with a range of 5,500 km to 7,000 km, and Dongfeng No. 5 missiles, with a range of 14,500 km.
- CHINA 'RATTLES SABERS' AT TAIWAN--AGAIN; WILL 'WHITE PAPER' BACKFIRE? Media Reaction 28 Febuary 2000 -- The white paper issued by China's State Council a week ago, effectively warning Taiwan that Beijing would "adopt all drastic measures"--including the "use of force"--should Taipei indefinitely delay talks on reunification with the mainland, set off alarm bells on editorial pages in Asia, Europe and the Western Hemisphere. While a few commentators chalked up China's move to mere "saber-rattling" in advance of the presidential elections in Taiwan next month, a larger number perceived a "dramatic escalation" of tensions across the Taiwan Strait that could conceivably portend--in the words of moderate Tokyo Shimbun--"an all-out showdown with the U.S."
- Rep. Cox Assails PRC Ministry Of State Security Plan To Subvert Internet, Ban U.S. Encryption (Wednesday, January 26, 2000)-U.S. Representative Christopher Cox today condemned the adoption by the People's Republic of China of a "no privacy" policy on Internet use within China as "incompatible with the free markets of today's world."
- CLINTON-CHINA TRADE Voice of America 25 February 2000 -- President Clinton is vowing to fight on for a deal giving China permanent U-S trade benefits despite warnings from Congressional leaders that the agreement is in jeopardy because of new Chinese threats to use force to settle the Taiwan issue.
- CLINTON-CHINA Voice of America 25 February 2000 -- President Clinton says he thinks he can still win Congressional approval for the agreement giving China permanent U-S trade benefits -- despite China's threat this week to use force against Taiwan if unification talks with the island falter.
- CHINA E.U. TRADE TALKS Voice of America 25 February 2000 -- Talks between the European Union and Beijing on China's accession to the World Trade Organization faltered this week. But the European Union remains hopeful that an agreement will soon be reached.
- Reunification With Motherland, Only Way Out For Taiwan: Diplomat People's Daily Friday, February 25, 2000 -- Reunification with the motherland is the only way out for Taiwan, and any other forms such as the "Two States" doctrine, changing Taiwan's status by referendum or "Two German states formula" are intolerable, a senior Chinese diplomat said in Washington Wednesday
- Armed Forces: Important Guarantee for Containing Taiwan Independence People's Daily Friday, February 25, 2000 -- Whether in the past, at present or in the future, at the critical moment when China's territory was, is and will be endangered by the emergence of separation, the People's Liberation Army naturally steps forward bravely to safeguard state sovereignty and territorial integrity. For quite a long period of time after the founding of New China, the PLA has made solid and conscientious preparations for fulfilling the mission, known as "We are determined to liberate Taiwan".
- CLINTON-CHINA Voice of America 24 February 2000 -- President Clinton has appealed to top business executives to actively support his drive for congressional approval of permanent U-S trade benefits for China -- a process complicated by China's renewed threats to use force against Taiwan.
- CHINA - U-S - TAIWAN Voice of America 24 February 2000 -- Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhu Bangzao expressed what he described as Beijing's strong
dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to any U-S interference on the issue of Taiwan.
- FM Spokesman on Sino-U.S. Strategic and Security Consultations People's Daily 24 February 2000 -- The Chinese and U.S. sides made in-depth and candid exchanges of views on security, ballistic-missile defense and Taiwan arms-sale issues during their February 17-18 consultations, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhu Bangzao.
- Experts: Attempts to Split Violate Law People's Daily 24 February 2000 -- Legal experts have claimed that any attempt to violate the one-China principle has no root in domestic or international law.
- The Mighty Underwater Force of the Republic People's Daily 24 February 2000 -- This report written by Our Staff Reporters Chen Wanjun, Xu Sen, Wang Guochun and Zhai Qiyun is about how a submarine unit of the People's Navy marches toward the new century.
- Chinese Air Force Capable of Defending Airspace People's Daily 24 February 2000 -- PLA Air Force is shifting from national air defense toward defense plus offense in order to better implement the national military strategy of active defense.
- Reunification With Motherland, Only Way Out For Taiwan People's Daily 24 February 2000 -- Reunification with the motherland is the only way out for Taiwan, and any other forms such as the "Two States" doctrine, changing Taiwan's status by referendum or "Two German states formula" are intolerable, a senior Chinese diplomat said in Washington Wednesday.
- CHINA-WTO Voice of America 23 February 2000 -- Key U-S Senators warned today (Wednesday) that President Clinton's trade agreement with China could
be threatened. The senators say the agreement has been undermined by China's recent threats against Taiwan, as well as signs of ambivalence from Vice President Al Gore.
- CHINA-EU-W-T-O Voice of America 23 February 2000 -- The diplomats say the main obstacles continue to be China's refusal to meet E-U demands that Beijing allow
greater access to the Chinese market for European insurance and telecommunications firms.
- CHINA - TAIWAN Voice of America 23 February 2000 -- China has just released a rather bellicose position paper on its view of relations with the island of Formosa, on which the government of Taiwan will soon hold a presidential election.
- China Taiwan Threats Seen as Regional Security Risk By Susan Ellis USIA 23 February 2000 -- Any use of force by China against Taiwan would be seen by the United States "as a threat to the security in the South China
Sea area and in Asia generally ... and the administration would consult with Congress over the appropriate response," according to Pentagon spokesman Ken Bacon.
- PRESS BRIEFING BY JOE LOCKHART February 23, 2000 -- I think if you look in the paper this morning, you will find some comments from senior government officials that take a more moderate tone on the some of the issues that the white paper raised.
- PRESS BRIEFING BY JOE LOCKHART February 22, 2000 -- If they were to take action, which would try to resolve the issue between China and Taiwan through force, we would view that with grave concern. That's the position articulated in the Taiwan Relations Act and that continues.
- HELMS STATEMENT ON NEW THREATS AGAINST TAIWAN February 22, 2000 -- I am deeply concerned by today's revelations that Red China has escalated its threat of armed aggression against democratic Taiwan, lowering the threshold by which Beijing would justify an invasion of the island.
- DoD News Briefing Tuesday, February 22, 2000 -- Our policy is very clear. There's a one-China policy. Any disputes about timing, between the two, China and Taiwan, should be resolved peacefully. And that's the policy. So we reject threats about the use of force. Our assessment that it would be extremely difficult for China to carry out an invasion has not changed.
- Text: Chairmen Helms, Gilman Statements on Threats Against Taiwan USIA 22 February 2000 -- Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jesse Helms and House International Relations Committee Chairman Benjamin A. Gilman both released statements February 22 saying they were "deeply concerned" by
new threats made by the People's Republic of China to invade Taiwan.
- U-S-CHINA Voice of America 22 February 2000 -- The Chinese threat to use "drastic" measures - including military force - if Taiwan tries to delay
unification talks indefinitely came as an unwelcome surprise to the Clinton administration.
- CHINA-TAIWAN Voice of America 22 February 2000 -- China has reiterated its warning to Taiwan that, if it continues to drag its feet on negotiating
its reunification with the mainland, Beijing might be compelled to use force.
- China Releases White Paper on Taiwan Issue People's Daily 22 February 2000 -- This white paper is the second issued by the Chinese government on the issue of Taiwan. In August, 1993, a white paper titled "The Taiwan Question and Reunification of China" was released by the Taiwan Affairs Office and the Information Office of the State Council.
- Editorial - Adhering to the One-China Principle to Achieve Early Peaceful Reunification People's Daily 22 February 2000 -- If Taiwan were separated from China, occupied by foreign countries, or the Taiwan Authorities refuse to peacefully resolve the reunification issue through negotiations, peaceful reunification will become impossible.
- Editorial - One China Principle: Foundation and Prerequisite for Peaceful Reunification People's Daily 22 February 2000 -- While resolutely waging struggle against splittism and against the "independence of Taiwan", the mainland of the motherland, in line with the policy of "not allowing political differences to affect and interfere in the cross-Strait economic cooperation" as set in the eight-point proposal, continues to vigorously push forward the development of cross-Strait economic and trade relations as well as personnel exchanges in various fields.
- Spokesperson on China-US strategic and security consultation PRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs - 22 February 2000 -- Ballistic missile defense was one of the core topics of the consultation. The Chinese side pointed out that the excuses offered by US did not hold water. On the Taiwan question, Mr. Talbott noted, the US side realizes the importance and sensitivity of the question and strictly observes the "one China" principle, the three Sino-US joint communiqu¨¦s and the "three-no" commitment.
- White Paper--The One-China Principle and the Taiwan Issue -- The Taiwan Affairs Office and The Information Office of the State Council February 21, 2000
- CHINA-TAIWAN Voice of America 21 February 2000 -- China has warned Taiwan that, if it continues its refusal to negotiate the island's reunification with the mainland, Beijing will be compelled to take drastic measures, including the use of force.
- CHINA E-U W-T-O Voice of America 21 February 2000 -- China and the European Union have opened two days of crucial talks in Beijing on China's bid to join the World Trade Organization.
- CHINA / MILITARY Voice of America 21 February 2000 -- The head of China's air force said Monday that while Beijing aims to boost its offensive capabilities, it would never invade another sovereign state.
- CHINA / U-S SECURITY Voice of America 18 February 2000 -- U-S officials say the talks were dominated by Chinese concerns over U-S relations with Taiwan and
Washington's plans to build an anti-missile shield.
- CHINA - US - FALUN GONG Voice of America 17 February 2000 -- China has hinted that, if the United States grants asylum to members of the banned Falun Gong exercise and meditation sect, it will create a new obstacle to improving Sino-US relations.
- CHINA-US Voice of America 17 February 2000 -- Top officials from China and the United States have resumed a bilateral dialogue on strategic
security issues that was cut off by Beijing after NATO
unintentionally bombed the Chinese embassy in Yugoslavia last May.
- CHINA-HUMAN RIGHTS Voice of America 17 February 2000 -- China has issued a report vigorously defending its human rights record ahead of a key
United Nations meeting next month.
- CHINA NTR Voice of America 16 February 2000 -- President Clinton and opposition Republicans in Congress have begun a major push to win passage of
normal trading status for China, a key component of the plan to bring China into the World Trade Organization.
- Text: Glickman Says China's WTO Entry to Boost U.S. Exports USIA 16 February 2000 -- The accession of China in the World Trade Organization (WTO) would
generate at least $2,000 million annually in additional U.S. agricultural exports by 2005, says U.S. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman.
- Text: Rep. Philip Crane Statement on China Trade Status USIA 16 February 2000 -- Representative Philip Crane (Republican of Illinois), chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, urged fellow lawmakers to grant permanent Normal Trade Relations status to China in a February 16 hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee.
- Text: House Ways and Means Chairman on China Trade Relations USIA 16 February 2000 -- The United States should grant China permanent Normal Trade Relations (NTR), according to Bill Archer (Republican of Texas), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
- U.S.-CHINA TRADE Voice of America 15 February 2000 -- President Clinton has mounted an intensive drive to persuade Congress to permanently grant China normal trading status with the United States.
- BEIJING BLAST Voice of America 15 February 2000 -- A man exploded a bomb in Beijing's Tiananmen Square Tuesday, killing himself and slightly wounding a South Korean tourist.
- CHINA - FALUN GONG Voice of America 14 February 2000 -- 140 members of the banned Falun Gong exercise and meditation movement have staged a hunger strike while under detention in northeastern China.
- MAINLAND CHINESE PRESIDENT BRANDED TOO SOFT ON TAIWAN [CNA Taiwan] 11 February 2000 -- Hardline People's Liberation Army former generals have criticized mainland Chinese President Jiang Zemin for being "too soft" on Taiwan and the United States, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday.
- CHINA-HUMAN RIGHTS Voice of America 10 February 2000 -- China has arrested about two-thousand members of the
Falun Gong exercise and meditation movement since the Lunar New Year began last Saturday.
- US - CHINA - WTO Voice of America 10 February 2000 -- Clinton administration is concerned that the collapse of the WTO talks in Seattle late last year may embolden free trade opponents in Congress and jeopardize chances the trade deal with China will be approved.
- National Security Advisor Berger Remarks on China USIA 8 February 2000 -- The United States Congress should grant permanent Normal Trade Relations (NTR) status to China, according to Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Samuel Berger.
- CHINA-FALUN GONG Voice of America 05 February 2000 -- Chinese police have again detained a large number of followers of the outlawed Falun Gong
- USTR Barshefsky Feb. 4 Speech on China Trade Relations USIA 4 February 2000 -- U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky urged state legislators
February 4 to help the Clinton Administration convince Congress that the trade agreement reached between China and the United States last November is in the national interest, and to persuade Congress to
grant China permanent Normal Trade Relations (NTR) status.
- Text: Secretary of Commerce Daley Remarks on China, NTR, and WTO USIA 3 February 2000 -- U.S. Secretary of Commerce William Daley warned an audience at Catholic University February 3 that failure to grant China permanent normal trade relations (NTR) "would weaken positive forces for change in China."
- Text: Summary of U.S.-China Bilateral WTO Agreement 02 February 2000 -- The China Trade Relations Working Group at the White House has released a summary of the U.S.-China Bilateral World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement that was signed, after thirteen years of negotiation, in Beijing November 15, 1999.
- CHINA / RELIGION Voice of America 02 February 2000 -- China is intensifying its crackdown on unauthorized religious and spiritual groups - shutting down meeting places and sentencing members to prison
- Stern Representation Made by Vice Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi with the U.S. Side over the Passage of the Taiwan Security Enhancement Act by the U.S. House of Representatives Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Feb 2, 2000) In adopting the Act, the U.S. House of Representatives, aiming at creating "one China, one Taiwan" or "two Chinas", has undoubtedly violated the three Sino-U.S. joint communiqués and the relevant commitments made by the U.S. side, seriously infringed upon China's sovereignty and grossly interfered in China's internal affairs.
- US House Passes Bill on Taiwan Security, Clinton to Veto It People's Daily Wednesday, February 02, 2000 -- In a statement earlier in the day, the White House said it "strongly opposes" the measure because it "would seriously diminish Taiwan's security and undermine the important U.S. objective of stability in Asia."
- Editorial Taiwan's Future Hinges on Reunification of Motherland People's Daily Wednesday, February 02, 2000 -- This article is written by Yang Guoqing and published in the Special Column, "Commemorating Fifth Anniversary of Publication of President Jiang's Eight-Point Proposal", jointly set up by the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and the People's Daily.
- Spokesperson on the upcoming vote of the Taiwan Security Enhancement Act by the US Congress Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Feb 1, 2000) The attempt has gravely threatened peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits and the China-US relations.
- Anti-China Attempt Would Hurt US Ties
Peoples Daily February 01, 2000 -- Vice-Foreign Minister Wang Guangya has warned the United States of a "serious setback" in bilateral human rights talks if the US introduces an anti-China resolution to a UN human rights meeting in March.
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