Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
1997 China Special Weapons News
- CHINA/STABILITY VOA 26-Dec-97 - CHINA'S PRESIDENT HAS ORDERED POLICE AROUND THE COUNTRY TO STEP UP EFFORTS TO SAFEGUARD SOCIAL STABILITY.
- TEXT: DAS KURT CAMPBELL STATEMENT ON PLA COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY USIA 06 November 1997
- U.S. SATISFIED WITH CHINA'S NUCLEAR CONTROLS, U.S. OFFICIAL SAYS USIA 31 October 1997
- TRANSCRIPT: 10/29 BACKGROUND BRIEFING ON CHINESE NUCLEAR COOPERATION USIA 30 October 1997
- TEXT: 10/29 JOINT U.S.-CHINA STATEMENT USIA 29 October 1997
- FACT SHEET: ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF U.S.-CHINA SUMMIT USIA 29 October 1997
- UNITED STATES AND CHINA AGREE TO BROADEN COOPERATION ON NUCLEAR ENERGY AND NONPROLIFERATION DOE News Release - October 29, 1997 -- The United States and China today announced an initiative that will move the countries toward broader cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Secretary of Energy Federico Peña and Minister Zeng Peiyan, Vice Chairman of China's State Planning Commission, signed the Agreement of Intent Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technology during the U.S.-China Summit between Presidents Bill Clinton and Jiang Zemin.
- TEXT: 10/27 HELMS/SHELBY LETTER ON U.S.-CHINA NUCLEAR AGREEMENT USIA 28 October 1997
- TRANSCRIPT: SECURITY ADVISOR BERGER 10/23 BRIEFING ON CHINA USIA 23 October 1997
- Touchy Issue China gets defensive on missile reductions Far East Ecomomic Review By Nigel Holloway October 23, 1997 - China may redouble its nuclear efforts if the United States succeeds in developing new anti-ballistic-missile systems. And that could spark a nuclear-arms race in Asia.
- CONGRESS/CHINA-NUKES VOA 07-Oct-97 - WITH A SINO-AMERICAN SUMMIT WEEKS AWAY, CONGRESS IS LOOKING AT A 1985 NUCLEAR COOPERATION AGREEMENT THAT HAS NEVER BEEN IMPLEMENTED.
- [EXCERPT] U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing 18 September 1997 - CHINA Possible Certification of China Under the Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation Agreement Update on Return of Sun Microsystems Supercomputer
- Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman on Nuclear Exports 15 September 1997
- Hold High the Great Banner of Deng Xiaoping Theory for an All-round Advancement of the Cause of Building Socialism with Chinese Characteristics to the 21st Century" 15th National Congress of the Communist Party of China 12 September 1997 -- The following is the full text of Jiang Zemin's report delivered at the 15th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
- Cruise Control Far East Ecomomic Review By Nigel Holloway August 14, 1997 - Relaxed U.S. export controls could help China build stealthier and longer-range cruise missiles, Pentagon officials claim.
- Asia's Accelerating Missile Race CDISS News and Views - August 1997
- TRENDS ANALYSIS: DELVING INTO THE MIDDLE KINGDOM
--CHINA AS AN 'EMERGING SUPERPOWER?' Foreign Media Reaction Daily Digest 26 August 1997
- On Taiwan's "Representation" in UN July 22, 1997 --
Taiwan, as a part of China, is not entitled whatsoever to join the United Nations (UN), a Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman said at a press conference in Beijing on July 22.
- New Chinese missiles target all of East Asia
By Bill Gertz THE WASHINGTON TIMES July 10, 1997 -- China is upgrading its medium-range missile forces with newer mobile systems designed to hit targets in Russia, India, Taiwan,
Japan and other parts of East Asia, according to a classified Pentagon report.
- [EXCERPT] US State Department Daily Briefing - 02 July 1997 -- CHINA Diversion of Supercomputers ; Inspections and Verification of Commitments
- CHINA-RELATED CHALLENGES -- (BY DR. STEPHEN BRYEN AND MICHAEL LEDEEN) (Extension of Remarks - June 27, 1997) Congressional Record
- IRAN-CHINA MISSILE COOPERATION, Bill Gertz, The Washington Times, June 18, 1997.
- CHINESE MISSILES AND MFN TRADING STATUS, Frank Gaffney, William J. Casey Institute of the Center for Security Policy, June 10, 1997.
- China Refutes US Sanctions against Chinese Chemical
Companies May 23, 1997 -- China is resolutely opposed to the United States imposing sanctions on Chinese companies and persons pursuant to its domestic law, Foreign Ministry spokesman Shen Guofang stated in Beijing on May 23, 1997.
- Chinese missile to threaten U.S. by 2000 By Bill Gertz
THE WASHINGTON TIMES May 23, 1997 -- China will soon deploy a new mobile strategic missile, with multiple warheads, that poses a significant threat to U.S. forces in the
Pacific and parts of the continental United States.
- MFN FOR CHINA: 'ECONOMIC PRAGMATISM?' Foreign Media Reaction Daily Digest 22 May 1997
- U.S. Imposes CW Sanctions Against Chinese Entities
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesman May 22, 1997 -- The U.S. Government imposed trade sanctions on five Chinese individuals, two Chinese companies, and one Hong Kong company for knowingly and materially contributing to Iran's chemical weapons program.
- Missile-related technology sold to Beijing by Belarus By Bill Gertz The Washington Times
06/12/97 - The transfer of a Belarussian MAZ chassis, photographed by a U.S. spy satellite at Chinese missile plant last year, directly supports the new Chinese DF-31 ICBM. Improved mobility is needed for the DF-31 TEL [transporter-erector launcher], since the current
DF-31 is limited to travel on surfaced roads.
- [EXCERPTS] DoD News Briefing Q: In strategic matters here, General Shalikashvili yesterday in Beijing at the Defense University stated, warned the Chinese that North Korea was what we know to be the greatest threat to peace, and that was because of its inability to feed its people, it has become the most dangerous factor in Asian Pacific relations. Mr. Kenneth H. Bacon, ASD (PA) Thursday, May 15, 1997 - 1:55 p.m.
- [EXCERPTS] DoD News Briefing Mr. Kenneth H. Bacon, ASD(PA) Thursday, April 24, 1997 - 1:30 p.m. Q: Yesterday Kurt Campbell was asked about the illegal diversion of U.S. machine tools by China. He said he'd have to see what the party line was and recommended that we ask you.
- CHINESE COMPANY DIVERTED AMERICAN MACHINE EQUIPMENT TO WEAPONS MANUFACTURING PLANT Jeff Gerth, New York Times. April 22, 1997
- DEPARTMENT OF STATE PRESS BRIEFING
KOREA (NORTH), IRAN, CHINA/EINHORN, Tuesday, April 15, 1997 Briefer: Nicholas Burns
- DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING CHINA/IRAN: Help to Iran for Nuclear & Biological Weapons Stockpile BRIEFER: NICHOLAS BURNS FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 1997
- Beijing creates military monster By Bill Gertz THE WASHINGTON TIMES April 10, 1997 -- China has embarked on a major buildup of state-of-the-art military might.
- CHINA: U.S. OBSTACLE TO SUPERPOWER STATUS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Representative Floyd D. Spence (R-SC), Chairman of the House National
Security Committee, today welcomed the release of a report, "Selected Military Capabilities of the People's Republic of China," as the clearest official acknowledgment to date that China views the United States as the greatest obstacle to its ambition to become a great power and that China is developing the military capabilities needed to achieve its goal.
- CHINA / TAIWAN / GINGRICH CHINA SAYS IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN FOR THE PEACEFUL REUNIFICATION OF TAIWAN AND THAT FOREIGNERS SHOULD NOT INTERFERE IN THE TAIWAN ISSUE. THE COMMENTS CAME IN RESPONSE TO A STATEMENT BY U-S HOUSE SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH THE UNITED STATES WOULD DEFEND TAIWAN, IF CHINA USES FORCE AGAINST IT. Voice of America 4/1/97
- [EXCERPTS] GINGRICH 3/30 RESPONSES TO REPORTERS IN SHANGHAI Shanghai -- Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich (Republican of Georgia) told Chinese leaders in recent meetings that the United States will defend Taiwan from military attack.
- [EXCERPTS] BRIEFING BY THE VICE PRESIDENT'S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR LEON FUERTH Beijing -- Vice President Gore's meetings with Chinese Premier Li Peng were cordial, notwithstanding the fact that there were sometimes some difficult things to say or to listen to, according to Leon Fuerth, the Vice President's national security advisor.
- Pak remote-control spy plane was of Chinese make, Rediff on the NeT, 25 March 1997 -- The mystery about the make of the remote-control pilotless aircraft,which intruded into Indian airspace on January 15 appears to have been unravelled.
- Behind James Lilley's Anti-China Hysteria
by Wen Ling, March 22, 1997 -- James Lilley, a former U.S. ambassador to China, is a particularly active one stirring up the anti-China current. Lilley, now director of the Institute for Global Chinese Affairs at the University of Maryland, used to be in close contact with the Taiwan authorities during his stay there.
- Embassy Spokesman Refutes Washington Times Article
Mar. 17, 1997
- CHINA-KOREA Voice of America, GIL BUTLER, BEIJING, 3/7/97
- [PRC EXERPTS] INTERVIEW OF SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT BY TIM RUSSERT AND ANDREA MITCHELL NBC-TV "MEET THE PRESS" January 27, 1997
- New at the CDISS WWW Site - http://www.cdiss.org To shed further light on the emerging Chinese missile threat, we have assembled a special photo essay for "Special Reports." Find the Report at http://www.cdiss.org/China_Essay.htm
- EXCERPT: NOMINEE DALEY'S ANSWERS ON EXPORT-CONTROL ISSUES (Backs sanctions on China in any weapons proliferation) USIS 01/22/97
- CHINA/MISSILES WASHINGTON, Voice of America Number 4-09553, FEI WANG, 1/15/97
- RUSSIA: YELTSIN RETURNS; MOSCOW WOOS CHINA AND IRAN Foreign Media Reaction Daily Digest, U.S. Information Agency Office of Public Liaison, January 7
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