October 2000 China
Special Weapons News
- China Puts 1st Navigation Positioning Satellite into Orbit, People's Daily, 31 October 2000 -- China successfully put its first home-made navigation positioning satellite, the Beidou Navigation Testing Satellite, into orbit early Tuesday with a Long March 3-A rocket.
- Pentagon Spokesman's Regular Briefing - China, U.S. Department of Defense, 31 October 2000 -- Q: Can you give us a readout on Cohen's meeting with the Chinese general?
- Former Ambassador Says China's Future in State of Transition, USIS Washington File, 27 October 2000 -- China's future will be determined largely by how its people and the rest of the world deal with the major transitions facing that country today, according to James Sasser, former U.S. Ambassador to China.
- Beijing Sets Up Satellite Technology Company, People's Daily, 24 October 2000 -- Beijing set up a company for the application of satellite technology Monday.
- China - E-U, Voice of America, 23 October 2000 -- French President Jacques Chirac says China may be able to enter the World Trade Organization by year end.
- Senior Chinese Military Official To Visit DOD, U.S. Department of Defense, 23 October 2000 -- The Department of Defense announce today that Gen. Yu Yongbo, a member of the China's Central Military Commission, the body controlling China's 2.5 million man army, will head a delegation on a visit to the United States, Oct. 25 - Nov 4.
- State Department Noon Briefing - Chinese Espionage, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesman, 20 October 2000 -- Q: The Chinese ICBM program. There are reports that suggest the US Government may have new evidence, or newly translated evidence, that the Chinese may have acquired technologies related to that that are of special concern, that they might have acquired them even from US sources.
- Taiwan Prepared To Negotiate With Mainland China: ROC President, CNA, 21 October 2000 -- Republic of China President Chen Shui-bian said Friday that he is willing to carry out dialogue with mainland China "on the existing foundations," but that Taipei and Beijing did not reach a consensus on the "one China" issue in 1992.
- Taiwan / China / Chien, Voice of America, 19 October 2000 -- Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian has urged China to stop threatening the island and instead begin a dialogue to resolve problems between the two sides
- US-China Spy, Voice of America, 19 October 2000 -- The Washington Post newspaper says an ongoing probe of alleged Chinese espionage in the United States has shifted to the possible theft of missile secrets from the Defense Department and its private contractors.
- Pentagon Regular Briefing - Chinese Espionage, U.S. Department of Defense, 19 October 2000 -- Q: A report in the Washington Post today on the FBI investigation into Chinese espionage related to nuclear weapons technology and ballistic missile technology -- and according to this report, there has been a major reorientation in their focus, in that the focus has shifted to the Defense Department and its private contractors, in terms of technology that China seems to have obtained related to, in particular, ballistic missiles. What is your awareness of this shift?
- ABM Treaty Concerns Security Interests of All Countries, China Says, People's Daily, 19 October 2000 -- China Wednesday voiced is stance on the national missile defense (NMD) system and the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty against the attempts to confuse the issues, saying that the treaty concerns "security interests of all the countries."
- Premier Zhu on National Defense, People's Daily, 19 October 2000 -- Premier Zhu Rongji has called for strengthening China's national defense, stressing it is a basic guarantee to state security and the ongoing modernization drive.
- China and Brazil to Launch Second Resources Satellite, People's Daily, 17 October 2000 -- China and Brazil are jointly developing the second Sino-Brazilian earth resources satellite (CBERS), which is expected to be launched in late 2001 to replace the first one.
- China Develops Space Robot for Lunar Exploration, People's Daily, 17 October 2000 -- China is studying the key technologies of space robots, which will shoulder the lunar exploration mission before Chinese astronauts set foot on the moon, Sun Zengqi, a leading space robot researcher said Monday.
- ROC President Expresses Views On Relations With China, CNA, 17 October 2000 -- The text of an interview with Republic of China President Chen Shui-bian by Juergen Kremb and Andreas Lorenz of Der Spiegel, a leading German news weekly.
- ROC Premier Urges Taipei-Beijing Reconciliation, CNA, 17 October 2000 -- Republic of China Premier Chang Chun-hsiung said Tuesday that the time for Taipei-Beijing reconciliation has come, adding that the government will evaluate and plan for direct trade, postal, and transport links with mainland China in stages.
- China's National Defense in 2000, People's Daily, 16 October 2000 -- The Information Office of the State Council published a white paper on China's policies on its national defense and international security issues on October 16.
- China Pursues Defensive National Defense: White Paper, People's Daily, 16 October 2000 -- China firmly pursues a defensive national defense policy and is determined to safeguard its state sovereignty, national unity, territorial integrity and security.
- China Will Do Its Utmost for Peaceful Reunification: White Paper, People's Daily, 16 October 2000 -- The Chinese government will do its utmost to achieve peaceful reunification, and advocates settling differences through dialogues and negotiations on the basis of the one-China principle.
- China / Defense, Voice of America, 16 October 2000 -- China says it will increase its military spending to forestall independence moves by Taiwan and to respond to what is sees as foreign interference and power politics.
- China's national defense in 2000, Information Office of the State Council, People's Republic of China, 16 October 2000 -- The text of a white paper on Chinese defense and security policies at the beginning of the 21st century.
- China to Launch First Ocean Satellite Next Year, People's Daily, 13 October 2000 -- China plans to launch its first ocean satellite HY-1in 2001, which is mainly used for monitoring marine environment and calamities.
- CHINA-CCP PLENUM, Voice of America, 12 October 2000 -- China's Communist Party leaders are calling for more open markets, faster economic growth and greater social security in their plan for the country's development over the next five years, but the party elite concluded their annual meeting with few concrete policy proposals.
- Senator Kyl Says China Threatens U.S. Security, USIS Washington File, 11 October 2000 -- China continues to issue threats in its relationship with the United States, complained Senator Jon Kyl (Republican of Arizona) in a speech to the Senate October 10.
- U.S. Still Ahead of China in Military Capabilities, Says Report, USIS Washington File, 11 October 2000 -- The catalyst for PLA modernization, including the procurement of advanced foreign military equipment, was China's view that its top security problem was preventing Taiwan's permanent separation and securing unification as `one China.' However, additional security goals may be precluding Japan's rise as the strongest Asian power, ensuring Chinese influence over the Korean Peninsula, supporting Chinese claims to territory in the East and South China Seas, subduing India's quest for power, and countering American power in the region.
- Chinese Youth Urged to Join Space Research, People's Daily, 11 October 2000 -- Space conquest has been the stuff of Chinese legends for thousands of years. Now, Chinese youth are encouraged to be well-prepared to participate in the development of their country's fledgling aerospace industry.
- Shanghai to Develop New Weather Satellites, People's Daily, 11 October 2000 -- Shanghai Aerospace Bureau will develop and launch a new generation of sun synchronous track and earth static track weather satellites in the near further, said Li Qing, chief designer of "Fengyun II" Satellite of Shanghai Aerospace Bureau, at the space science popularization public lecture, held in Shanghai on October 9 in celebration of the first "World Space Week". .
- China to Focus on Applied Satellites and Carrier Rockets, People's Daily, 10 October 2000 -- China is going to develop mainly large-sized carrier rockets of low cost, non-poison and non-pollution and of high reliability at the beginning of the 21st century. In the meanwhile she will further raise the reliability and suitability of the carrier rockets, cut cost and shorten the interval of launching.
- CHINA-TAIWAN, Voice of America, 10 October 2000 -- China is refusing to budge on its position on Taiwan, despite Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian's renewed offer to pursue long-lasting peace with the mainland.
- Chen Urges Restart of Cross-Strait Dialogue In National Day MessagE, CNA, 10 October 2000 -- resident Chen Shui-bian Tuesday again urged leaders on the other side of the Taiwan Strait to set aside differences and resume dialogue with Taiwan so as to break the current deadlock and achieve a "win-win" situation.
- CHINA / COMMUNIST PARTY PLENUM, Voice of America, 09 October 2000 -- China's top leaders are gathered in Beijing to iron out the economic and political map for the next five years.
- TANG'S DEPARTURE INDICATES BEIJING'S IMPOTENCE REGARDING TAIWAN, CNA, 07 October 2000 -- The recent resignation of Tang Fei from the Republic of China's premiership highlights Beijing's impotence in dealing with Taiwan-related affairs, according to The Economist magazine.
- China to Explore Moon, Mars, People's Daily, 04 October 2000 -- At a celebration of the first World Space Week held in Beijing Wednesday, Luan Enjie, director of the State Aerospace Bureau (SAB), told some 2,000 participants that China will realize its dream of exploring the moon and will actively participate in the international exploration of Mars.
- CHINA - FALUN GONG, Voice of America, 03 October 2000 -- Supporters of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement are calling on the Chinese government to release the hundreds of practitioners detained last Sunday in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
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