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China rejects allegation of US military technology acquisition from Boeing

PLA Daily 2004-02-11

BEIJING, Feb. 10 (Xinhuanet) -- The allegation that China obtained military navigation technology used on advanced US missiles and warplanes from US aviation giant Boeing is completely groundless, said a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tuesday.

Spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue made the remark after a request for comment on the report which says that US Congressmen Henry Hyde and Tom Lantos alleged that China obtained from Boeing military navigation technology used on advanced US missiles and warplanes in a sale that was improperly approved by the US State Department.

Zhang said Boeing sold passenger planes to many countries and the aircraft, imports by Chinese airlines for civil aviation and transportation, were the same models and had the same equipment as those purchased by airlines of other nations.

China had noted that a Boeing spokesman had made it clear that the company's action was completely in line with the export rules of the United States, she said.



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