August 2000 China
Special Weapons News
EXCERPTS OF ROC PRESIDENT'S AUG. 28 PRESS CONFERENCE, CNA, 28 August 2000 -- Taiwanese President's remarks about cross-strait relations.
MAC URGES CROSS-STRAIT TALKS ON 'MINI DIRECT LINKS', CNA, 28 August 2000 -- The government is taking a positive stance on the implementation of the so-called "mini three direct links" -- direct trade, shipping and communications links between the Republic of China's offshore islands of Kinmen, Matsu and Penghu with mainland China -- and concrete plans are expected to be put on the drawing-board in the near future.
NATIONAL UNIFICATION NOT ONLY OPTION: DPP OFFICIAL, CNA, 27 August 2000 -- An official of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said national unification is not the only option for Taiwan and the concept should be adjusted to conform to mainstream values.
BEIJING URGED NOT TO IMPOSE POLITICAL BARRIER TO '3 LINKS', CNA, 26 August 2000 -- Mainland China should not impose any political barrier to the proposed opening of direct "three links" across the Taiwan Strait, a senior mainland affairs official said Saturday.
PFP UNVEILS GUIDELINES ON ITS MAINLAND CHINA POLICY, CNA, 24 August 2000 -- Refusing to take sides in the long-standing argument between Taiwan's pro-reunification and pro-independence forces, PFP leader James Soong took pains to position his party as "pragmatic" in terms of its approach toward the mainland.
PFP ISSUES 6-POINT STANCE ON CROSS-STRAIT TIES, CNA, 24 August 2000 -- Taiwan's opposition People First Party (PFP) issued a lengthy report Friday on its basic views and stances on relations across the Taiwan Strait.
'ONE CHINA' POLICY GOOD FOR TAIWAN, CHINA: US EXPERT, CNA, 24 August 2000 -- It makes a great deal of sense for the United States to maintain its "one China" policy, because it reduces the possibility of war across the Taiwan Strait, compels PRC modernization and democratization, and buys time without endangering Taiwan, claimed an American defense expert Thursday.
SNUBBING THE DALAI LAMA AT THE U-N, Voice of America, 11 August 2000 -- A controversy is brewing around the failure of the United Nations to invite the exiled Tibetan religious leader, the Dalai Lama, to an upcoming conference of world religious figures at the U-N's New York headquarters at the end of August.
U-S-CHINA-TAIWAN, Voice of America, 04 August 2000 -- Clinton administration officials are minimizing the political importance of a decision to allow Taiwan's new president, Chen Shui-bian, to make an overnight stay in Los Angeles later this month while en route to the Caribbean and Africa.
Spokesperson on the Draft Resolution tabled by A Few Countries Concerning "Taiwan's Participation in the UN", Chinese Foreign Ministry Statement, 04 August 2000 -- ...This constitutes a wanton trample of the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, a distortion of the organizational nature of the UN, and a brutal interference in China's internal affairs. We are greatly angered by and resolutely opposed to it...
- CHINA MILLENNIUM SUMMIT, Voice of Americaoice of America, 31 August 2000 -- A Beijing official says China plans to use the upcoming United Nations Millennium summit to oppose the proposed U-S anti-missile defense system.
- CHINA-JAPAN VISIT WRAP, Voice of America, 31 August 2000 -- Recently strained China-Japan ties could be on the road to recovery after the Japanese foreign minister's four-day trip to Beijing.
- CHINESE FARMERS HIT HARD BY CHINA'S ECONOMIC REFORMS, CNA, 31 August 2000 -- Hundreds of millions of Chinese farmers have been hit hard as they missed out on the benefits of mainland China's economic reforms, forcing them to resort to demonstrations against the growing abuse of power by local officials.
- BEIJING LEADERSHIP CHANGES TO BE MADE: REPORT, CNA, 30 August 2000 -- Beijing leadership changes will be made from late 2002 to early 2003, with the pivotal event being the 16th National Congress of the Communist Party in late 2002, according to Asiaweek magazine.
- FARMERS REBEL IN JIANGXI, CHINA: REPORT, CNA, 30 August 2000 -- Thousands of farmers are in revolt near the cradle of the communist revolution in Jiangxi province, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) said.
- US-CHINA RELATIONS, Voice of America, 30 August 2000 -- A high-ranking Chinese official says relations between the United States and Beijing are back on track after last year's U-S bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.
- ARMS SALES LIKELY TO CAUSE US-MAINLAND CHINA FRICTION: US ANALYSTS, CNA, 29 August 2000 -- Since mainland China continues to link its arms exports to other sensitive issues such as US military sales to Taiwan, US concerns about specific sales will likely be a periodic source of tension in relations between Washington and Beijing, according to two American experts in East Asian affairs.
- CHINA-FARMER PROTESTS, Voice of America, 29 August 2000 -- A human rights group says that more than 20- thousand farmers in eastern China have rioted over heavy taxes.
- CHINA-JAPAN TALKS, Voice of America, 28 August 2000 -- Japan says Chinese naval activities in Japanese waters risks deteriorating relations between the two countries.
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