September 2000 China
Special Weapons News
- Remarks by the PRC Foreign Ministry on the Passage of the Bill on China's PNTR by US Senate, source, 20 September 2000 -- The bill on China's PNTR passed by the US Senate retains those elements of the bill passed by the US House of Representatives that undermine China's interests and interfere in China's internal affairs. The Chinese Government has made clear to the US Government its solemn position of firm opposition to those contents.
- World's Longest-range Rocket Launcher Unveiled in China, People's Daily, 20 September 2000 -- Analysts say the new model's 360-kilometre range, coinciding with the average width of the Taiwan Strait of 200 kilometers plus the widest part of Taiwan Island at 160 kilometers, could prove to be a powerful weapon to thwart the elements in the island who want to seperate it from the motherland.
- Secretary Cohen Sept. 19 News Briefing in Bangkok, U.S. Department of Defense, 19 September 2000 -- Q: How do you see China developing and what ways do you seeit threatening U.S. interests?
- Taiwan Leader Making "Dangerous Option": Magazine, People's Daily, 19 September 2000 -- The latest issue of the Beijing-based magazine Cross-Straits Relations carried an article accusing the Taiwan leader of making a "dangerous option" with his recent separatist remarks.
- Senate Passes China PNTR Bill, USIS Washington File, 19 September 2000 --The Senate passed H.R. 4444, the bill that grants China Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status, by a 83 to 15 vote September 19.
- White House Fact Sheet on PNTR for China, The White House, Office of the Secretary, 19 September 2000 -- Passage of PNTR by both the House and the Senate marks an historic moment in our pursuit of open markets and stronger U.S.-China relations, and continues to pave the way toward economic freedom for the Chinese people.
- Clinton Statement on Senate China PNTR Vote, The White House, Office of the Secretary, 19 September 2000 -- "This landmark agreement will extend economic prosperity at home and promote economic freedom in China, increasing the prospects for openness in China and a more peaceful future for all of us."
- Albright's Sept. 19 Statement on PNTR for China, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesman, 19 September 2000 -- "This historic decision will provide newopportunities for American businesses, farmers and workers in adynamic and important market and, by opening China further to theexport of goods from America, help us sustain the economic growth wehave experienced during the past eight years."
CHINA TRADE, Voice of America, 18 September 2000 -- The U-S
Senate is poised to give final congressional approval to the bill that
will give permanent normal trade relations to China.
Debate on China PNTR Bill Begins, USIS Washington File, 18
September 2000 -- The Senate began final debate September 15 on H.R. 4444,
the legislation that would grant China Permanent Normal Trade Relations
(PNTR) status, with opponents to the bill criticizing China's human rights
abuses and supporters citing benefits to the U.S. economy and economic and
political liberalization in China.
- CHINA-YINING RIOTS, Voice of America, 15 September 2000 -- China is recovering from a deadly explosion this month in the capital of its far western province, Xinjiang - where about the half the population is Uighur Muslim and there are deep ethnic divisions.
- Senate Sweeps Away Proposed Amendments to China PNTR Bill, USIS Washington File, 15 September 2000 -- Supporters of H.R. 4444, the bill that would grant China Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status, swept away the last of the proposed amendments to the bill September 14.
on US Senate's decision of indefinitely postponing voting on the so-called
China's Non-proliferation amendment, People's Republic of China
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 14 September 2000 -- China firmly opposes the
attempts by a small number of members of US Congress to interfere in
China's internal affairs and disrupt Sino-US relations in the name of
- In Conference on Disarmament, China, United States Address Issues of US National Missile Defense System, ABM Treaty, UN Press Release, 14 September 2000 -- The representative of China warned that there would be grave consequences if a United States National Missile Defense System was developed and deployed.
- Urumqi Explosion an Accident: Experts, People's Daily, 13 September 2000 -- The Ministry of Public Security announced Wednesday that the catastrophic explosion that occurred on September 8 in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, was an accident.
- SENATE - CHINA TRADE, Voice of America, 13 September 2000 -- The U-S Senate will not link trade with China to Beijing's arms proliferation record.
- Thompson-Torricelli Amendment on China Nonproliferation, USIS Washington File, 12 September 2000 -- Senator Fred Thompson (Republican of Tennessee) offered September 11 what had been a bill on weapons proliferation as an amendment to H.R. 4444, the bill that would grant China Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status.
- Beijing Boosts Air-Land-Sea Combined Attack Capability: US Report, CNA, 12 September 2000 -- Mainland China is bolstering its capacity for joint air, land, and sea operations while developing a computer warfare capacity and strengthening its communications against monitoring, according to a US report.
- DoD News Briefing, U.S. Department of Defense, 12 September 2000 -- Q: There's a congressional staff report out that says that China's modernizing its military and developing joint war-fighting faster than the Pentagon estimates. Would you agree with that assessment, or do you have a different view?
- China's Military Eyes Hi-tech in Drills, People's Daily, 11 September 2000 -- The new round of drills will enable the Chinese military to catch up with the high-tech developments, and will have far-reaching significance on its success in future wars.
- SENATE - CHINA, Voice of America, 11 September 2000 -- The U-S Senate is expected to vote before week's end on a trade bill with China. Only one major hurdle stands in the way: an effort by Beijing's critics in Congress to link trade to Chinese arms proliferation.
- CHINA-CATHOLICS, Voice of America, 11 September 2000 -- China has been expanding its crackdown on underground Christians in the past month, with more arrests of worshippers and priests not registered with the government.
- Draft Summary of Thompson Amendment to PNTR Bill, USIS Washington File, 11 September 2000 -- The purpose of this legislation is to respond to the proliferation activities of key suppliers of weapons of mass destruction and missile technologies, which constitute a serious threat to the nation's security and regional stability.
- Senator Thompson Ties Non-Proliferation Act to China PNTR, USIS Washington File, 11 September 2000 -- Senator Fred Thompson (Republican of Tennessee) September 11 introduced the China Non-Proliferation Act as an amendment to H.R. 4444, the bill that would grant China Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status.
- CHINA-EXPLOSION, Voice of America, 09 September 2000 -- Chinese state media say 60 people have been killed and 300 others injured in an explosion in the northwestern Xinjiang province.
- CLINTON-CHINA, Voice of America, 08 September 2000 -- President Clinton has met in New York with Chinese President Jiang Zemin, the latest in a series of bilateral talks on the sidelines of the U-N summit.
- CHINA TRADE-WEAPONS, Voice of America, 08 September 2000 -- The U-S Senate appears headed for a showdown on normalizing trade with China, and whether that country should also face sanctions for peddling weapons of mass destruction.
- Remarks By The President In Photo Opportunity With President Jiang Zemin of China, The White House, Office of the Spokesman, 08 September 2000 -- Q: Can you offer any assurances to President Jiang on the China trade bill, that it will eventually be passed, and on the national defense system that you deferred last week?
- Background Briefing By A Senior Administration Official On President Clinton's Bilateral With President Jiang Zemin of China, The White House, Office of the Spokesman, 08 September 2000 -- Key issues include: Cross-strait relations between the mainland and Taiwan; missile proliferation; PNTR and China's entry into the WTO; Tibet, and separately, but related, obviously, the issue of religious restrictions in China; Korea, North-South summit, the missiles for launch proposal that President Putin reported from his trip to North Korea; and a review of U.S.-China relations and what they've learned about their relationship in eight years of dealing with each other.
- CHINA-WTO-TAIWAN, Voice of America, 07 September 2000 -- China is refusing to back off from its proposal that the World Trade Organization grant membership to Taiwan only if it is recognized as a part of China.
- Taiwan Can Only Join WTO as China's Separate Customs Territory, People's Daily, 07 September 2000 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Sun Yuxi told a press conference that the Chinese government has held a consistent and clear-cut stance on Taiwan's entry into the WTO, adding that "We oppose Taiwan authorities' attempts to create 'two Chinas' or 'one China, one Taiwan' in multilateral and bilateral areas by taking advantage of WTO."
- SENATE-CHINA TRADE, Voice of America, 07 September 2000 -- The U-S Senate is moving closer to granting permanent normal trade relations [P-N-T-R] to China, though some lawmakers say the plan should also protect human rights.
- Mainland Adheres to One-China Principle: Official, People's Daily, 06 September 2000 -- The mainland maintains that there is only one China in the world and both the mainland and Taiwan belong to the same China. And China's sovereignty and territorial integrity are inalienable.
- Shrinking Back From Difficulties Is Sensible, People's Daily, 05 September 2000 -- Before the convocation of the UN Millenium Summit, US President Bill Clinton announced the temporary postponement of the deployment of the NMD system, this move means that Clinton leaves this thorny problem to his successor for solution. This is a sensible decision and is therefore widely welcomed by the international community.
- Chinese President in Interview with CBS Anchor, People's Daily, 05 September 2000 -- President Jiang Zemin said in an interview with "60 Minutes" that as the new century approaches, it is imperative to "build towards a constructive strategic partnership" between China and the United States.
- Spokesman on President Clinton's Decision Not to Deploy NMD for the Time Being, Chinese Foreign Ministry Statement, 02 September 2000
- DPP DOES NOT RULE OUT `UNIFICATION' AS OPTION FOR TAIWAN'S FUTURE, CNA, 06 September 2000 -- The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has resolved its pro-independence platform issue and its current goal is to maintain Taiwan's status quo.
- ROC OFFICIALS RESPOND TO MAINLAND PRESIDENT'S REMARKS, CNA, 06 September 2000 -- The Republic of China looks forward to seeing the top leaders on both sides of the Taiwan Strait exchange visits and sit down to talk.
- CREW OF PENGHU FISHING BOAT SAID ARRESTED FOR 'SPYING', CNA, 06 September 2000 -- A Penghu-based fishing boat, which has been missing since May 21, is reportedly being held in custody by mainland Chinese coastal authorities.
- CHINA WILL INCREASE MISSILES WITH OR WITHOUT US NMD: EXPERT, CNA, 06 September 2000 -- Developments in recent years demonstrate that China will increase its strategic and theater range missile forces with or without US NMD deployment.
- CROSS-STRAIT TIES IN `COLD STORAGE' STAGE: MAC , CNA, 05 September 2000 -- Mainland China has two reasons for putting cross-strait ties in `cold storage' - mainland China needs a peaceful, stable environment to develop its economy and would not like to see cross-strait ties become a hot topic in the current US presidential campaign.
- CHINA - US MISSILE DEFENSE, Voice of America, 05 September 2000 -- China is urging the United States to completely scrap a proposed anti-missile defense system.
- SENATE-CHINA TRADE, Voice of America, 05 September 2000 -- The U-S Senate has started a final push toward a vote on permanent normal trade relations for China, but the plan could be derailed by concerns about Beijing's weapons proliferation.
- CHINA-MISSILE REACT, Voice of Americaoice of America, 02 September 2000 -- China has welcomed U-S President Bill Clinton's decision not to deploy an anti-missile defense system, saying that the decision will help world peace.
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