1998 Taiwan Special Weapons
Nuclear, Biological Chemical and Missile
- TAIWAN LOOKS TO BUY MORE PATRIOT MISSILES 12/15/98 [CNA Taipei] -- M-family missile with a 500 kg warhead would create a hole only 10 meters in depth and 20 meters in width after hitting the ground. If were the case, it would take at least 50 missiles to destroy a military airport.
- TAIWAN / CHINA Voice of America 20 October 1998 -- AT THE END OF FIVE DAYS OF TALKS IN SHANGHAI AND BEIJING, MR.
KOO AND HIS DELEGATION HAD LITTLE IN THE WAY OF CONCRETE RESULTS TO SHOW FOR THEIR EFFORTS, BEYOND A CONSENSUS THAT TALKS SHOULD CONTINUE.
- CHINA / TAIWAN / KEDO Voice of America 20 October 1998 -- BEIJING SAYS TAIWAN IS NOT QUALIFIED TO JOIN THE KOREAN PENINSULA ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION BECAUSE IT IS NOT A SOVEREIGN STATE.
- CHINA / TAIWAN Voice of America 19 October 1998 -- HIGH-LEVEL CONTACTS BETWEEN CHINA AND TAIWAN HAD BEEN FROZEN FOR THREE YEARS BEFORE MR. KOO'S VISIT TO SHANGHAI AND BEIJING. CHINA SCRAPPED AN INCIPIENT DIALOGUE WITH THE ISLAND AFTER TAIWANESE PRESIDENT LEE TENG-HUI MADE AN UNOFFICIAL TRIP TO THE UNITED STATES.
- CHINA / TAIWAN Voice of America 17 October 1998 -- CHINA'S CONDITION FOR RENEWED TALKS HAS BEEN THAT THEY MUST FOCUS ON TAIWAN'S EVENTUAL REUNIFICATION WITH THE MAINLAND. FUTURE TALKS WILL ENCOMPASS THE POLITICAL ISSUES CHINA WANTS TO DISCUSS AND THE DAY-TO-DAY ISSUES TAIWAN WANTS TO TALK ABOUT.
- BEIJING AND TAIPEI BACK ON SPEAKING TERMS Voice of America 15 October 1998 --
CHINA AND TAIWAN HAVE RESUMED A DIALOGUE THAT WAS SUSPENDED THREE-YEARS AGO. SINCE 1995, RELATIONS BETWEEN TAIWAN AND MAINLAND CHINA
HAVE BEEN EVEN COOLER THAN NORMAL.
- CHINA / TAIWAN Voice of America 15 October 1998 -- OFFICIALS FROM CHINA AND TAIWAN ARE PREPARING TO SIT DOWN FOR THEIR FIRST HIGH-LEVEL TALKS IN FIVE YEARS.
- CHINA / TAIWAN TALKS Voice of America 12 October 1998 -- CHINA AND TAIWAN HAVE MOVED CLOSER TO RESUMING A FORMAL DIALOGUE. THIS ROUND OF THE SO-CALLED "GU-WANG" TALKS PUTS THE TWO RIVALS BACK TO WHERE THEY WERE IN 1995, BEFORE TAIWAN PRESIDENT LEE DENG-HUI'S TRIP TO THE UNITED STATES THAT SENT RELATIONS PLUMMETING TO THE POINT WHERE CHINA HELD LIVE MISSILE TESTS IN THE TAIWAN STRAIT.
- Face-Off: Maintaining the ROC-PRC Military Balance (Eric Lin/photos by Diago Chiu/tr. by Phil Newell)
Sinorama Vol. 23 No. 10 -- (October 1998) -- The possibility of direct action against Taiwan is not high. If the PRC could not achieve a rapid and complete victory in an outright conflict, there would be numerous opportunities for foreign powers to intervene politically or militarily. This would be extremely disadvantageous to the PRC.
- War and Peace-- Recent Military and Diplomatic Developments in the Taiwan Strait (Eric Lin) Sinorama Vol. 23 No. 10 (October 1998) -- Despite repeated US assurances that its policy toward Taiwan has not changed, when Bill Clinton visited China in the June, under PRC pressure, for the first time he publicly enunciated the US policy of "three noes" toward Taiwan.
- Defense Ministry Vows Not To Develop Nuclear Weapons Taiwan Central News Agency 04 Aug 98 -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) reiterated Tuesday that it is Taiwan's firm policy not to do research on, develop, or produce chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons.
- Taiwan successfully tests ATBM missile Deutsche Press August 4, 1998 - Taiwan has successfully tested an anti-tactical ballistic missile (ATBM). The tests were conducted on July 15 and 20.
- CONGRESS / TAIWAN Voice of America 20 July 1998 --
THE U-S HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAS PASSED A RESOLUTION REAFFIRMING AMERICAN SUPPORT FOR TAIWAN. A SIMILAR MEASURE PASSED THE SENATE TEN DAYS AGO.
- CHINA/ TAIWAN/ U-N ( Voice of America 15 July 1998 -- CHINA IS REACTING WITH STRONG WORDS TO TAIWAN'S LATEST EFFORTS TO JOIN THE UNITED NATIONS.
- PRESS BRIEFING BY MIKE MCCURRY July 10, 1998 -- "... by a unanimous vote, the Senate today passed a resolution that many saw as a repudiation of President Clinton's remarks on Taiwan. Majority Leader Lott said it sends a powerful signal that the Senate is not accepting President Clinton's new policy. "
- TAIWAN / ISSUES Voice of America 10 July 1998 -- TAIWANESE OFFICIALS RESPONDED STRONGLY TO PRESIDENT CLINTON'S PUBLIC STATEMENT IN SHANGHAI OF A U-S POLICY KNOWN AS THE "THREE NO'S".
- U-S / TAIWAN Voice of America 10 July 1998 -- THE U-S SENATE HAS VOTED (92-0) TO REAFFIRM U-S SUPPORT FOR TAIWAN -- A MOVE REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS SAY IS IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT CLINTON'S COMMENTS LAST WEEK IN CHINA.
- TAIWAN / INDEPENDENCE Voice of America 07 July 1998 -- RE-UNIFICATION WITH MAINLAND CHINA -- WHICH HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE NATIONALIST PARTY'S POSITION -- IS NOW ALSO BEING DISCUSSED BY THE OPPOSITION PARTY.
- SENATE-TAIWAN Voice of America 07 July 1998 -- PRESIDENT CLINTON'S REMARKS ON TAIWAN ARE DRAWING A CRITICAL REACTION IN THE SENATE, WHERE OPPOSITION LAWMAKERS ARE DECLARING THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE ISLAND.
- CHINA / U-S / TAIWAN Voice of America 02 July 1998 -- CHINA IS CRITICIZING THE UNITED STATES FOR RESTATING ITS INTENTION TO SELL ARMS TO TAIWAN.
- CHINA / U-S / TAIWAN Voice of America 30 June 1998 -- PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS MADE HIS STRONGEST COMMENTS YET ON TAIWAN -- REPEATING THE POSITION THAT THE UNITED STATES DOES NOT SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE FOR THE ISLAND.
- TAIWAN/SUMMIT REACT Voice of America 30 June 1998 -- PRESIDENT CLINTON, SPEAKING IN SHANGHAI, MADE PUBLIC REFERENCE FOR THE FIRST TIME TO
THE SO-CALLED "THREE NO'S" POLICY ON TAIWAN.
- SUMMIT / TAIWAN Voice of America 27 June 1998 --
PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS TOLD CHINESE PRESIDENT JIANG ZEMIN THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE IN WASHINGTON'S TAIWAN POLICY.
- U-S MILITARY Voice of America 24 June 1998 --
THE 1979 TAIWAN RELATIONS ACT REQUIRES THE U-S GOVERNMENT TO COME TO TAIWAN'S AID IN CASE IT IS ATTACKED, AND ALSO ALLOWS WASHINGTON TO SUPPLY SO-CALLED DEFENSIVE WEAPONS TO THE ISLAND.
- Mainland Policy and the Current State of Cross-strait Relations: The Republic of China's Stance and Approach June 1998
- CHINA / TAIWAN TALKS 23 April 1998 Voice of America -- REPRESENTATIVES FROM TAIWAN AND CHINA HAVE MADE INITIAL PROGRESS IN BEIJING, WITH AN AGREEMENT TO HOLD FUTURE HIGH-LEVEL TALKS.
- CHINA'S ARMS REQUIRE BETTER U.S. MILITARY TIES WITH TAIWAN Richard D. Fisher, Jr. Heritage Foundation Backgrounder No. 1163 March 11, 1998 -- Chinaís extensive military modernization program makes the Clinton Administrationís neglect of Taiwan especially dangerous.
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