June 2000 China
Special Weapons News
- Shunning One-China Principle Is No Way Out People's Daily Friday, June 30, 2000 - A commentary released by Xinhua News Agency Thursday said that the new leaders in Taiwan are shunning the One-China principle and have denied the common understanding reached by the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) and Taiwan's Strait Exchange Foundation (SEF).
- ISRAEL / U-S / CHINA Voice of America 30 June 2000 -- Top Israeli officials are indicating the
controversial sale of an advanced radar plane to
China may be cancelled, after strong protests
about the arms deal from the United States.
- Text: Lott Requests Unanimous Consent on China Proliferation Bill 30 June 2000 -- Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (Republican of Mississippi) sought unanimous consent from the Senate June 30 to schedule a time for debate and a vote on a bill that would penalize China for its role in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
- CHINA-TAIWAN Voice of America 29 June 2000 -- China is rejecting a pledge by Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian to embrace a 1992 deal whereby Beijing and Taipei agreed to disagree about how to define their relationship.
- CHINA MISSILE Voice of America 29 June 2000 -- A group of prominent experts on Chinese politics have written to President Clinton asking him to put off his coming decision on whether to build a limited U-S missile defense system.
- Peaceful Reunification Benefits People on Both Sides of Taiwan Straits People's Daily Thursday, June 29, 2000 - Bringing about the peaceful reunification of the motherland by applying the "one country, two systems" principle conforms to the vital interests and felicity of the people on both sides of the Taiwan Straits.
- CHINA-TAIWAN-BRITAIN Voice of America 27 June 2000 -- China has reacted with fury at Britain for
allowing a visit by former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui.
- TAIWAN - ONE CHINA, Voice of America, 28 June 2000 -- Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian has taken a step closer toward possible talks with Beijing by offering to accept the "one China" policy - with a caveat: each side can have its own interpretation of what it means.
- China Successfully Launches Fengyun 2 Meteorological Satellite, People's Daily, 26 June 2000 -- This is China's second geostationary meteorological satellite. It is an improved version of the first Fengyun 2 meteorological satellite launched by China in 1997, Chinese experts said. The satellite has a designed life span of three years.
- Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright Press Conference, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesman, 22 June 2000 -- "A second and very timely topic in our meetings today was Taiwan. The United States would like to see a resumption of the cross-strait dialogue and efforts to reduce tensions. The recent election of a new President of Taiwan could provide a fresh opportunity for progress, and certainly more will be gained through flexibility and appeals to shared interest, than could possibly be achieved through efforts to intimidate."
- Excerpt: Senator Thompson Warns China on Arms Proliferation 22 June 2000 -- Senator Fred Thompson (Republican of Tennessee), author of a bill that would set up a system to monitor and penalize China for proliferating weapons of mass destruction, gave fellow senators a tour-de-horizon of Chinese actions that he said would threaten regional peace and U.S. national security. Especially egregious, in his sight, was China's assistance to Pakistan in building a missile factory.
- Future Military Capabilities and Strategy of the People's Republic of China, Report to Congress pursuant to Section 1226 of the FY98 National Defense Authorization Act) (Washington, DC: Department of Defense, June 2000)
- Text: House Armed Services Chairman Remarks on China 21 June 2000 -- While the Clinton Administration pursues what it calls a policy of strategic engagement or partnership with China, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says he sees a China with intentions toward the United States that may be "more threatening than is widely accepted."
- TAIWAN / CHEN, Voice of America, 20 June 2000 -- During his first news conference since taking office one month ago, Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian invited Beijing to a summit seeking a resolution to bilateral differences. From Taipei, Mike Clendenin reports President Chen is continuing with his conciliatory gestures toward China.
- CHINA-TAIWAN Voice of America 20 June 2000 -- China has turned down an invitation by
Taiwan's new president for the two cross-strait rivals
to meet in a summit modeled on last week's historic
- CHINA - BOXER REBELLION Voice of America 20 June 2000 -- This year marks the 100th anniversary of
China's Boxer Rebellion.
- CHINA SATELLITE FINE Voice of America 14 June 2000 -- The Lockheed Martin Corporation -- the world's
largest defense equipment contractor -- has agreed to
pay a 13-million-dollar fine to the U-S government.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2000 -- We reached a consensual settlement with Lockheed Martin over their transfer to China of space launch assistance. The settlement involves $13 million in total penalties; $8 million will be paid over a four-year period, $5 million of which has been suspended. Lockheed can draw on the suspended $5 million to fund a series of remedial compliance measures that are specified in the consent agreement and the annex to the agreement.
- SENATE-CHINA TRADE Voice of America 07 June 2000 -- Backers of permanent normal trade relations
with China are pushing for an early vote in the U-S Senate to follow last month's favorable vote in the House of Representatives.
- Transcript: Shirk on U.S.-China Relations on "Dialogue" 05 June 2000 -- Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with China, China's accession into the World Trade Organization (WTO) and a reduction in tensions between China and Taiwan are among the top priorities of the Clinton Administration.
- Text: Barshefsky Calls For Early Senate Vote on PNTR 05 June 2000 -- Clinton Administration officials are urging the Senate to consider legislation granting Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) as soon as the week of June 12, with a vote possible by the end of that week, says U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky.
- CHINA-ANNIVERSARY-PROTESTS Voice of America 04 June 2000 -- Chinese authorities have tightened security to
prevent citizens from commemorating the anniversary of a violent crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators eleven years ago.
- CHINA ANNIVERSARY Voice of America 02 June 2000 -- Eleven years after Chinese troops mowed down
pro-democracy demonstrators around Beijing's Tiananmen Square, relatives of the victims are still asking the Chinese government to punish those responsible and compensate bereaved families.
- Taiwan As Part of China Shall Not Change People's Daily 02 June 2000 -- Since taking office, Lu has spread many fallacies about Taiwan independence. The Chinese people will not tolerate Lu's provocation, which will surely worsen cross-Straits relations.
- Taiwan's Future Lies in Reunification: Army Daily People's Daily 01 June 2000 --
As a hilly island, Taiwan also lacks strategic depth and is susceptible to outside attacks, the article said.
- TAIWAN WARNING Voice of America 01 June 2000 -- Hong Kong politicians and business leaders are reacting angrily to a warning from Beijing not to engage in trade with companies that openly support Taiwan independence.
- DoD Background Briefing June 1, 2000 -- We have told the Russians that the question of cooperating with our NATO allies on defense against long-range missiles is an issue that is likely to arise in a future round of negotiations. We believe that the Chinese program will produce a force that is not going to be threatened by a national missile defense. And it is our intention not to threaten the Chinese with a national missile defense
- The Issue of South China Sea, Ministry of Foreign Affairs People's Republic of China, 00 June 2000 -- An explanation of China's claim of sovereignty over the Nansha Islands and their adjacent waters.
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