November 2000 China
Special Weapons News
- Chinese Defense Minister Meets US Defense Department Under Secretary, People's Daily, 30 November 2000 -- Defense Minister Chi Haotian said November 30 that Sino-US defense consultations mechanism promotes mutual understanding and trust between China and the United States, and plays a positive role in furthering relations between the two countries and their armed forces.
- Sino-US Defense Talks Promote Ties, People's Daily, 30 November 2000 -- China and the United States have agreed that the fourth defense consultations between their defense departments have enhanced mutual trust and understanding, and will help reduce differences, expand consensus and promote relations between the two armed forces.
- China - Taiwan, Voice of America, 30 November 2000 -- China has spurned Taiwan's latest offer to renew dialogue with the mainland, insisting again that Taiwan recognize it is a part of China first.
- State Department Noon Briefing - Chinese Export Controls, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesman, 22 November 2000 -- QUESTION: Sorry. If I could follow-up back on a similar topic. I guess yesterday a number of Republicans came out and criticized the arms deal that was signed with China that you announced yesterday. How do you respond to when they say that China has made commitments in the past not to sell missiles and has broken them? I mean, what is different this time, if you could just sort of elaborate on that?
- China / Space Program, Voice of America, 22 November 2000 -- China has for the first time released a policy paper to the public, which outlines its plans for space exploration.
- State Department Noon Briefing - Chinese Export Controls, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesman, 21 November 2000 -- "...we welcome the People's Republic of China Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's statement of November 21 regarding China's clear policy commitment not to assist in any way other countries to develop ballistic missiles that can be used to deliver nuclear weapons and to further improve and reinforce its export control system, including by publishing at an early date a comprehensive export control list of missile-related items, including dual-use items."
- President Clinton on Future of U.S.-China Relations, The White House, Office of the Secretary, 16 November 2000 -- President Clinton's advice to his successor on the subject of U.S.-China relations is that the United States and China should continue to be active across a whole broad range of issues, including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, to build a common economic future.
- Acceptance of One-China Principle: Only Way for Breaking Deadlock, People's Daily, 16 November 2000 -- "The only way to break the present deadlock in the cross-Straits relations is that, Taiwan authorities must acknowledge the one-China principle and clearly promise to adhere to the Common View on the One-China Principle reached by the Association of Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) and Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF)," said Wang Zaixi, deputy director of Taiwan Work Office of the CPC Central Committee and Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, during an exclusive interview with the reporter in Zhuhai on November 15.
- No Concessions on One-China Principle: China's Vice Premier, People's Daily, 16 November 2000 -- China will make no concessions on the one-China principle and will tolerate no activities aimed at splitting the country, Chinese Vice Premier Qian Qichen said Thursday in Bandar Seri Bagewan.
- China, Russia to Coordinate Stance on Anti-Missile Issue, People's Daily, 15 November 2000 -- President Jiang Zemin said November 15 in Bandar Seri Begawan that China is willing to enhance its cooperation and coordination with Russia on the anti-missile issue.
- US Appropriation Act Interferes in China's Internal Affairs, People's Daily, 09 November 2000 -- China is "strongly displeased by and resolutely opposed to" the signing by US President Bill Clinton of the "Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriation Act, 2001," passed by the US Congress not long ago.
- Spokesperson on the signing of "Foreign Operations, Export Financing & Related Programs Appropriation Act, 2001" by US President, Foreign Ministry, People's Republic of China, 09 November 2000 -- "The Foreign Operations, Export Financing & Related Programs Appropriation Act, 2001 recently adopted by the US Congress contains a number of anti-China provisions, which brutally interferes in China's internal affairs by using the questions of Taiwan, human rights and Tibet and seriously undermines China's interests by supporting those splittist and other hostile elements."
- First Generation of Astronauts Being Trained in China, People's Daily, 09 November 2000 -- With a plan to launch the first manned spaceship in the early 21st century China's spaceflight department has selected four special personnel for the space-training program, hoping that they'll become China's first generation of astronauts.
- China's First Manned Spacecraft Scheduled, People's Daily, 07 November 2000 -- China is expected to launch its first manned spaceship in the early 21st century.
- Kasyanov Discusses Awacs Deal With Chinese Officials...As Klebanov Foresees Big Increase In Russian-Chinese Trade, RFE/RL Newsline, Vol. 4, No. 215, Part I, 6 November 2000 -- nterfax on 3 November quoted Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov as saying that during his talks with Chinese officials in Beijing, the possible sale to China of Russian A-50 early warning aircraft was discussed.
- Government to Boost Aviation, Space Activities: Official, p , 06 November 2000 -- The Chinese government will continue to devote efforts to the development of the aviation industry and space activities through integrated planning and coordination, said a government official at a correspondence reception Monday.
- China's Astronaut Expected to Enter Outer Space Early Next Century, People's Daily, 06 November 2000 -- Hu Hongfu, deputy executive general manager of China Aerospace Science and Technology Group Company, indicated at the news briefing on the International Aviation show, which was held in Guangdong Province's Zhuhai on November 5, that China is working hard to send its astronauts into the outer space early next century after conducting several more unmanned spaceship tests by China's Manned Astro-engineering.
- Shelton/China, Voice of America, 03 November 2000 -- The Chairman of the U-S Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Henry Shelton, is in Beijing for talks with Chinese leaders and to observe military exercises.
- Chinese Defense Minister Meets US Guest, People's Daily, 03 November 2000 -- Chinese Defense Minister Chi Haotian urged the United States to strictly observe the principles of the three joint communiques between China and the US and to stop selling arms equipment to Taiwan.
- Chinese, Russian PMs Sign Joint Communique, People's Daily, 03 November 2000 -- Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji and Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov signed a joint communique at the fifth regular meeting between the prime ministers of both countries in Beijing Friday.
- Spokesperson on the passage of the resolution on "Preservation of and compliance with ABM Treaty", Foreign Ministry, People's Republic of China, 02 November 2000 -- On 1 November, the UN Committee On International Disarmament and Security of the 55th General Assembly adopted, with an overwhelming majority, the resolution of "Preservation of and Compliance with the Treaty on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile System"...which fully demonstrated the will and determination of the international community to maintain global strategic equilibrium and stability and disapproval of the development and deployment of NMD by the relevant country.
- US Defense Secretary Meets Top Chinese General, People's Daily, 01 November 2000 -- US Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said on Monday that next US president will continuously attach importance to the Sino-US relations no matter who will be elected.
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