April 2000 China
Special Weapons News
- Taiwan New Leaders Urged to Recognize One-China Principle At Earliest Date People's Daily Friday, April 28, 2000 -- Tang Shubei, executive vice-president of the mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), urged the new leaders of Taiwan to recognize the One-China Principle as early as possible. In 1992, he recalled, the two organizations reached an agreement on the description which is clearly listed in relevant documents and newspaper reports. And the consensus between the two bodies must not be altered, he stressed.
- CHINA INTERNET - E-COMMERCE Voice of America 27 April 2000 -- The Chinese government sees commerce on the
Internet as an important new part of the country's
economy. Top officials are reportedly considering
preferential tax treatment for online e-commerce
- CHINA INTERNET - REGULATIONS Voice of America 27 April 2000 -- Maintaining social order is a priority for
China's leaders. Last year, when the Falun Gong
spiritual and exercise movement used the Internet to
organize large demonstrations in Beijing, Chinese
leaders and security agencies were taken by surprise.
- CHINA-U-S/TRADE VISIT Voice of America 26 April 2000 -- U-S Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman is
leading a delegation of congressmen on a trip through
China to help gain support for a landmark trade
- CHINA INTERNET - HURDLES Voice of America 26 April 2000 -- In many industrialized countries, the Internet has been an active part of the economy for a few years. But in China, the on-line economy has taken off just in the last six months.
- CHINA INTERNET - FRENZY
Voice of America 26 April 2000 -- In China, the on-line economy has taken off (grown dramatically) in the last six months.
- CHINA-FALUN GONG Voice of America 25 April 2000 -- Scores of members of China's banned spiritual group, Falun Gong, have been arrested in Beijing's Tiananmen Square as they tried to mark the anniversary of a mass protest last year.
- CLINTON-CHINA TRADE Voice of America 25 April 2000 -- The Clinton administration has enlisted the
support of some of the United States' most prominent
economists in its drive for permanent normal trading
status and World Trade Organization membership for
- Transcript: White House Briefing on China Trade Issues 25 April 2000 -- Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with China and China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) will benefit both the United States and China, say Clinton Administration officials and American economists.
- Text: U.S. Economists Sign Letter Supporting China's WTO Entry 25 April 2000 -- America's top economists -- including 13 Nobel Prize winners -- signed
an "open letter to the American people" strongly supporting China's
entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO).
- BEIJING STEPS UP MILITARY TRAINING TO INTIMIDATE TAIWAN: MND [CNA Taiwan] 25 April 2000 -- H-6 bombers are usually deployed in mainland China's inland military regions. Their participation in military training in its frontline Nanjing military region close to Taiwan indicates that those training programs are very likely aimed at threatening Taiwan.
- CHINA WATCH: VIEWS ON HUMAN RIGHTS, U.S. MILITARY SALES TO TAIWAN
Issue Focus - Foreign Media Reaction 24 April 2000 -- China watchers in East Asia and Europe mulled over two developments in U.S.-China relations over the past week--the decision by the UN Human Rights Commission's decision not to debate a U.S.-sponsored resolution condemning China's human rights record and the Clinton administration's decision not to include Aegis-equipped destroyers in a package of arms sales to Taiwan.
- CHINA / FALUN GONG Voice of America 24 April 2000 -- Tiananmen Square has been
filled with both uniformed and plainclothes police for
the past two days, as Beijing prepares for any sign of
protest by followers of the sect that refuses to go
- BEIJING'S THREATS AGAINST TAIWAN HOLLOW SAYS ANALYST [CNA Taiwan] 21 April 2000 -- Although Communist China and Taiwan could inflict a large amount of damage on each other in a military conflict, it is difficult to imagine a scenario where a mainland invasion of the island could facilitate Beijing's goal of eventual reunification, said James H. Nolt, a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute here.
- Xinhua Refutes Annette Lu's Description of Cross-Straits Ties People's Daily Thursday, April 20, 2000 -- Xinhua News Agency Wednesday published yet another commentary condemning the pro-independence remarks made recently by Annette Lu, a member of the Taiwan-based Democratic Progressive Party.
- Text: State Department on UN Decision on China Rights Resolution 18 April 2000 -- The U.S. Department of State released a statement April 18 in response to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights' (UNCHR) decision to accept a Chinese motion to take no action on a U.S.-sponsored
resolution drawing attention to China's poor human rights record.
- Transcript: Assistant Secretary Koh Remarks on China Rights Vote 18 April 2000 -- Many countries are seeing the "anomaly" between China's desire to become a member of mechanisms where it will be required to play by global rules and its "special exemption" status before the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, says Harold Hongju Koh, assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor.
- RIGHTS / CHINA Voice of America 18 April 2000 -- China has once again succeeded in blocking discussion of its alleged human-rights abuses at the U-N Human Rights Commission.
- CHINA-US-HUMAN RIGHTS Voice of America 18 April 2000 -- China says it will - fight to the finish - a U-S-sponsored resolution criticizing its human-rights record.
- CHINA-US WEAPONS-TAIWAN Voice of America 18 April 2000 -- China is urging the United States to stop all arms sales to Taiwan, following a U-S decision Monday to supply the island with missiles and other equipment, but not advanced destroyers.
- China Opposes U.S. Sales of Aegis Destroyer, Radar to Taiwan: FM Spokesman People's Daily Tuesday, April 18, 2000
-- The Chinese government demands that the United States government prohibit all sales of advanced weapons to Taiwan, including the Aegis-armed destroyer and long- range radar, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Sun Yuxi at a press conference Tuesday.
- Army Official: China Will not Sit Idle on Separatist Activities People's Daily Tuesday, April 18, 2000 -- Xiong Guangkai, deputy chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) said Monday that the Chinese government, the armed forces and people will never sit idle if any force inside or outside Taiwan engages in separatist activities.
- What Is Annette Lu Up To? People's Daily Monday, April 17, 2000 -- People's Daily carries an observer's article on Monday revealing the true purpose of the statements made by Taiwan's Annette Lu in her interview with a Hong Kong cable TV in which she advocated "independence" for the island. The article says that Lu advocated separatism between the people across the Taiwan Straits.
- CHINA / TIBET / RIGHTS Voice of America 17 April 2000 -- Chinese and Tibetan human-rights activists are urging the U-N Human Rights Commission to censure China for what they call its repressive policies.
- "One China Principle" Unshakable: Army Daily People's Daily Saturday, April 15, 2000 -- Taiwan independence means war. "Anyone who pays no heed to this important information from us and insists on Taiwan independence will push Taiwan into the abyss of war and bring disaster to the Taiwan people," the article concludes.
- US Nuke Action Concerns China
People's Daily Friday, April 14, 2000 -- Ambassador Sha Zukang, director-general of the Department of Arms Control and Disarmament with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs criticized "a certain superpower" for advancing its overwhelming first-strike capability while quickly developing a National Missile Defence system capable of neutralizing any possible counter-strike from a smaller nuclear-capable state.
- Text: USTR Barshefsky West Point Speech on China Trade, Security 13 April 2000 -- U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky warned cadets at West Point Military Academy April 12 that a refusal to grant China
permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status would have a serious, detrimental impact on U.S. national security.
- US FAILS TO DISSUADE ISRAEL FROM SELLING FALCON PLANE TO PRC (CNA Taiwan) 13 April 2000 -- United States President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright failed to get a concrete commitment from Israeli Prime Minister Barak to stop the planned Israeli sale of airborne early warning equipment to Communist China.
- CHINA FALUN GONG Voice of America 13 April 2000 -- A Hong Kong-based human-rights monitor says at least 200 members of the Falun Gong exercise and meditation group have been arrested for staging a protest at Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
- CHINA-JAPAN-DALAI Voice of America 13 April 2000 -- The Dalai Lama - Tibet's exiled spiritual
leader - has arrived in Japan for a week-long visit.
- ISRAEL / CHINA Voice of America 13 April 2000 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak says he has discussed with Chinese President Jiang Zemin a controversial sale of Israeli military technology to Beijing.
- Text: Another Democrat Opposes China Normal Trade Relations 13 April 2000 -- The United States should be supporting democratic Taiwan, and not the communists who rule in Beijing, says Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio, the senior-most woman Democrat in
- Key to Winning Strategic Information War Lies in Network Sovereignty Peoples Daily Wednesday, April 12, 2000 - The United States has three cards in its hand for its intention to control the world and construct and maintain a "single pole world": One, "human rights transcend sovereignty", it uses this card in an attempt to legalize its intervention in the internal affairs of other countries. It is entirely possible that internet can become a tool of hegemonism!
- Fallacy of Taiwan Independence Peoples Daily Wednesday, April 12, 2000 -- Lu's lunatic remarks give off a dangerous signal when the development trend of the cross-straits relations is at a crossroads, the article warns.
- ISRAEL / JIANG Voice of America 12 April 2000 -- Israel is currently building a sophisticated early-warning radar aircraft for China. The 250-million dollar deal is strongly opposed by the United States because of concerns it could upset the military balance in the Pacific.
- CHINA-ISRAEL Voice of America 12 April 2000 -- Chinese President Jiang Zemin begins a visit
to Israel Wednesday that will include discussions of military sales strongly opposed by the United States.
- US-PRC STRAINS COULD LEAD TO CHANGES IN PRC NUCLEAR POLICY: STUDY (CNA Taiwan) 11 April 2000 -- Whether Communist China holds to a low alert-minimum deterrence posture remains to be seen as strains in US-PRC relations and Beijing's militant stand toward Taiwan could lead to changes in its `no-first-use' nuclear weapons policy.
- TIBET/HUMAN RIGHTS Voice of America 11 April 2000 -- Tibetan exiles say the human-rights
situation has deteriorated in recent years in the remote Himalayan region.
- TIBET/HUMAN RIGHTS Voice of America 11 April 2000 -- The Tibetan government-in-exile is urging
India to support a U-N resolution to censure China's human-rights record.
- HOLLYWOOD / CHINA TRADE Voice of America 11 April 2000 -- The president of the Motion Picture
Association of America, Jack Valenti, urged the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to quickly approve the establishment of permanent trade ties with China.
- CONGRESS-CHINA TRADE Voice of America 11 April 2000 -- Though the decisive votes in the House and
Senate are weeks away, the rhetoric over China's trade status is escalating fast.
- CHINA-U-S Voice of America 11 April 2000 -- China says it is ready to resume a bilateral dialogue with the United States on weapons proliferation that was suspended after NATO bombed the Chinese embassy in Yugoslavia last year.
- Text: Commerce Secretary William Daley at April 11 Senate Panel 11 April 2000 -- By seeking to join the World Trade Organization (WTO), China has undertaken to deepen its market reforms and open its economy to the rest of the world, according to Secretary of Commerce William Daley.
- Text: President Clinton on Normal Trade Relations with China 11 April 2000 -- President Clinton announced April 11 that his administration "will spare no effort" to inform the U.S. Congress and the American people about the necessity of implementing the Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) agreement with China.
- Text: Barshefsky Call for China Permanent NTR Status 11 April 2000 -- The House of Representatives and the Senate must decide whether to grant China permanent Normal Trade Relations (NTR) status, United States Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky said at the National Women's Democratic Club April 11.
- Spoksperson on the allegations by the US State Department against a US corporation regarding providing satellite technology to China April 11, 2000 -- The so-called China's acquisition of technological assistance from Lockheed Martin when conducting research and development of EPKM is totally groundless.
- Remarks by Foreign Ministry Spokesman on the Briefing by the US Government to the Chinese side on its accountability review results concerning the US bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia
April 10, 2000 -- It must be pointed out that the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia has unmistakable symbols and it is also clearly marked on the US maps.
- Annette Lu Betrays Motherland Peoples Daily April 10, 2000 -- "Are the 2.3 million Taiwan people at ease that such a lunatic advocate of Taiwan independence, who could bring disaster to Taiwan at any time, has taken office as a Taiwan leader?"
- E-U / CHINA / W-T-O Voice of America 10 April 2000 -- The European Union trade negotiator says the
group's foreign ministers have given him flexibility
in new talks with China about entering the World Trade
- CHINA-TAIWAN Voice of America 10 April 2000 -- China has renewed its attacks on Taiwan's
Vice-President-elect, Annette Lu, describing her as a lunatic whose advocacy of independence could bring disaster to the island.
- CHINA-TAIWAN Voice of America 08 April 2000 -- China has accused Taiwan's Vice-President-
elect of being a pro-independence extremist and is warning the island's new leaders against any move toward formal independence.
- Article refutes Annette Lu's statements on "Taiwan independence" People's Daily 08 April 2000 -- Xinhua News Agency Friday issued a commentator's article strongly refuting Annette Lu's statements advocating "Taiwan independence" when she was interviewed by a Hong Kong cable TV station on April 2.
- Taiwan Independence" in Any Form Is Not Allowed Liberation Army Daily April 7 published a signed article entitled "Taiwan Independence" in Any Form Is Not Allowed, stressing that the future of Taiwan relies on the complete reunification of China.
- Taiwan's Chen Urged to Take "Substantial Steps" People's Daily 07 April 2000 -- Vice Premier Qian Qichen has called on the new leader of Taiwan region to take substantial steps, instead of merely making gestures, to win trust from others.
- CHINA-US-TRADE Voice of America 07 April 2000 -- U-S Commerce Secretary William Daley is ending the first of two visits to China that he is making this month.
- Text: Senator Akaka Says Taiwan's Democracy Challenges Beijing 07 April 2000 -- While permanent NTR will not mean that China will transform itself into a democracy, Akaka said, "it is a step towards integrating China into the new world community."
- CHINA BECOMES BIGGEST PERCEIVED THREAT T0 US
(CNA Taiwan) 06 April 2000 -- Communist China has replaced Russia as the nation perceived by Americans to be the most threatening to the United States and Americans have become more worried about Communist Chinese threats to invade Taiwan.
- Text: Daley Statement to U.S.-China Commerce/Trade Commission 06 April 2000 -- U.S. Commerce Secretary William M. Daley announced after two days of talks with Chinese government officials that the two sides had discussed a number of important steps China has taken, and is prepared to undertake, to prepare for accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
- Transcript: Sec. Daley at Close of China Commerce Meeting Plenary 06 April 2000 -- U.S. Commerce Secretary William M. Daley acknowledged that the upcoming Congressional vote on granting permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status to China has become something of a referendum on the Clinton Administration's policy on China.
- Text: Statement by U.S.-China Commerce/Trade Commission 06 April 2000 -- In a joint statement issued by the chairs of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) April 6, the United States and China affirmed the importance of the agreement reached between China and the United States on November 15, 1999, regarding China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
- Text: USTR Barshefsky on Permanent Trade Status for China 06 April 2000 -- China will enter the World Trade Organization (WTO) whether the Congress votes to grant that country permanent Normal Trade Relations (NTR) status or not, according to U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky.
- Transcript: Albright on China Normal Trade Relations 06 April 2000 -- (Remarks at Agilent Technologies, Andover, Massachusetts) Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with China are good for both countries, says Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
- House International Relations Panel Condemns China's Tibet Abuses By Steve La Rocque Washington File 06 April 2000 -- China should negotiate with the Dalai Lama on his proposal of autonomy for Tibet under Chinese sovereignty, said Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Julia Taft at an April 6 hearing of the House International Relations Committee.
- Text: Representative Gilman Says China Uses Tibet to Encircle India 06 April 2000 -- China continues its suppression of Tibet and during this past year
conditions inside Tibet have been the worst since the cultural
revolution, says Representative Benjamin Gilman, chairman of the House
International Relations Committee.
- Text: Treasury's Eizenstat Senate Testimony on China Trade Relations 06 April 2000 -- Treasury Deputy Secretary Stuart Eizenstat said granting China permanent Normal Trade Relations status (PNTR) and supporting China's membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) was advantageous to the United States on
commercial, strategic, and humanitarian grounds.
- U-S / TIBET Voice of America 06 April 2000 -- The United States' coordinator for Tibetan
issues says Beijing is "stonewalling" her efforts to open talks between China and Tibet's exiled religious leaders.
- CHINA TRADE VOTE Voice of America 06 April 2000 -- The countdown has begun for what may be the
most crucial vote of the year in the U-S Congress, likely to be a close vote complicated by election year politics.
- 'Kick Motor' Technology The Heart of Lockheed's Problems Paul Hoversten space.com 06 April 2000 -- China, after all, has a vigorous missile program staffed by hundreds of thousands of people, Pike said. "The notion that the Chinese are sitting over there completely bewildered and are sort of running their program on the basis of news clips and trade show brochures is absurd. It's very difficult to believe that any one document could have such an impact on what is an enormous industry."
- State Dept. Bullying Lockheed For Its Own Gain, Say Aerospace Execs By Mary Motta space.com 06 April 2000 -- The case, as Pike sees it, hinges on two points. "One is whether Lockheed Martin broke the law -- and I have no way of knowing that. The other is whether whatever they did would provide a significant military benefit to the Chinese missile program. Of that, I am somewhat skeptical."
- A Strategy for the Future: U.S.-China Relations and China's WTO Accession Stanley O. Roth, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Speech Before the Washington State China Relations Council, Seattle, Washington, April 5, 2000 -- Our Objective is a strong, stable, prosperous and open China, one which respects and builds upon the diverse views and strengths of its own people. Our Strategy is to integrate China into regional and global institutions, helping it become a country that plays by the accepted international rules, cooperating and competing peacefully within those rules. "Engagement" is the coherent set of tactics to accomplish this strategy.
- Text: Roth Speech on U.S.-China Relations, China WTO Accession 05 April 2000 -- "As the [U.S.] presidential campaign season accelerates and the rhetoric heats up, you are hearing increasingly that the Administration does not have a China policy," Roth said.
- Text: Senator Fred Thompson on Amending China NTR Legislation 05 April 2000 -- It is an open question whether engaging China in trade will serve to liberalize that regime, according to Senator Fred Thompson, but one can hope for a democratic evolution, "while at the same time establishing a framework in which the Chinese can be penalized for bad behavior."
- Text: Senator Fred Thompson Decries Administration China Policy 05 April 2000 -- China has been active in proliferating weapons of mass destruction, says U.S. Senator Fred Thompson, while the Clinton Administration has been passive to this national security threat.
- Text: Commerce Secretary on House Speaker's China NTR Vote Pledge 05 April 2000 -- Commerce Secretary William Daley hailed House Speaker Representative Dennis Hastert for setting a May date for the vote on granting permanent Normal Trade Relations (NTR) status to China.
- Transcript: Clinton Praises House Speaker for Scheduling China Vote 05 April 2000 -- President Clinton praised House Speaker Representative Dennis Hastert
(Republican of Illinois) for scheduling a vote on granting permanent
Normal Trade Relations (NTR) status to China for the week of May 22.
- CLINTON-CHINA TRADE Voice of America 05 April 2000 -- President Clinton has welcomed the decision by House Speaker Dennis Hastert to schedule a decisive vote on the U-S/China trade agreement for the week of May 22nd.
- House Speaker Schedules China Trade Vote for Late May By Bruce Odessey Washington File Staff Writer05 April 2000 -- Speaker of the House of Representatives Dennis Hastert has announced that the House will vote on permanent normal trade
relations (NTR) for China the week of May 22, drawing praise from
- Text: House Speaker Hastert Announces May Date for China NTR Vote 05 April 2000 -- The Speaker of the House of Representatives says he has asked the Majority Leader to schedule a vote on granting China permanent Normal Trade Relations (NTR) status for the week of May 22.
- Transcript: Secretary Daley's Arrival Remarks in Beijing 05 April 2000 -- The U.S. Secretary of Commerce is meeting with Chinese officials as a prelude to a congressional visit that he hopes will convince U.S. Congressmen of the necessity of passing the Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) agreement with China.
- CHINA / HUMAN RIGHTS Voice of America 05 April 2000 -- Forty human rights organizations and
prominent Chinese dissidents are urging the international community to support a resolution condemning human rights violations in China.
- CHINA: MONITORING POST-ELECTION TAIWAN; 'HOPES FADE' ON WTO Issue Focus - Foreign Media Reaction 04 April 2000 -- In contrast to reaction immediately following Chen's win when worriers feared that China might use military force against Taiwan--foreign observers were somewhat relieved by Beijing's perceived "wait-and-see" attitude vis-a-vis President-elect Chen. Writers, however, overwhelmingly agreed that, given Mr. Chen's offer to hold talks with the mainland, China and Taiwan "must talk" and judged that the U.S. could play a major role in bringing the two sides together.
- ISRAEL / U-S / CHINA Voice of America 03 April 2000 -- : Defense Secretary William Cohen has told Israel the United States opposes the sale of sophisticated Israeli radar aircraft to China.
- CLINTON-CHINA Voice of America 03 April 2000 -- President Clinton was in California's high-tech "Silicon Valley" Monday campaigning for congressional approval of legislation extending permanent normal trade status to China.
- Transcript: Adm. Blair Briefing on Korea, India-Pakistan, China-Taiwan
03 April 2000 -- Tensions between Taiwan and China appear to have subsided since the Taiwanese elections, Blair said, adding that "the rhetoric on both sides has been of a more positive and constructive nature.... "
- President Clinton Announces Broad New National Support For Congressional Action Granting China Permanent Normal Trade Relations Status April 3, 2000 -- The President will announce broad new national support from the nation's Governors and high technology leaders for China's entry into the
World Trade Organization.
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