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1999 China Special Weapons News

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    December

  • CHINA-FALUN GONG Voice of America 26 December 1999 -- A Chinese court has handed down severe jail sentences to four leaders of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement.
  • CHINA-DISSIDENTS Voice of America 24 December 1999 -- The banned China Democracy Party has issued a bold call for an end to Communist one-party rule.
  • MACAU / ARMY Voice of America 20 December 1999 -- About 500 troops of China's People's Liberation Army rolled into Macau Monday, hours after Portugal ceded formal control of the tiny enclave to Beijing.
  • CHINA-MACAU Voice of America 20 December 1999 -- Chinese leaders are celebrating Beijing's recovery of Macau as a festival of national unity.
  • MACAU HANDOVER Voice of America 19 December 1999 -- China has assumed formal control of the tiny Portuguese enclave of Macau, the oldest and the last European outpost in East Asia.
  • MACAU PROTEST Voice of America 19 December 1999 -- Police in the Portuguese enclave of Macau have detained about 30 members of the Falun Gong exercise and meditation group hours before the territory reverts to Chinese rule.
  • CONGRESS-CHINA TRADE Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- : Every year since 1980, the U-S Congress has had to decide whether to renew China's trade benefits. The debate next year (in 2000) may be the last one, but it could also be especially heated and unpredictable.
  • CHINA-FALUN GONG Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- Falun Gong was this year transformed from relative obscurity to the Chinese government's public enemy number one.
  • CHINA-U-S COMPENSATION Voice of America 16 December 1999 -- The United States and China have reached an agreement on compensation for property damage, caused when NATO bombs hit the Chinese embassy in Yugoslavia in May.
  • PANAMA - CHINA Voice of America 16 December 1999 -- As the United States turns the Panama Canal over to the government of Panama, some Americans are wondering if actual control of the canal will be in the hands of China.
  • Transcript: State Legal Adviser on PRC Embassy Bombing Compensation USIA 16 December 1999 -- U.S. State Department Legal Adviser David Andrews announced in Beijing December 16 the successful conclusion of negotiations between the United States and China to resolve property issues stemming from the accidental bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade.
  • Li Ruihuan Refutes "China Threat" Fallacy People's Daily 15 December 1999 -- Li, Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), described the "China Threat" fallacy, spread around the world in recent years by a small group of people with ulterior motives, as utterly unjustifiable.
  • YEARENDER CHINA / U-S Voice of America 15 December 1999 -- : U-S relations with China are slowly getting back to normal but could be subject to new strains as the United States heads into an election year.
  • CONGRESS-CHINA-FUNDRAISING Voice of America 15 December 1999 -- John Huang, a former Democratic Party fundraiser, quickly denied the most explosive allegation against him - that he spied for China while working at the U-S Commerce Department several years ago.
  • CHINA / U-S TRADE Voice of America 14 December 1999 -- A key member of the U-S Senate Agriculture Committee says China can build support in Congress for permanent normal trading relations with Washington if it moves to buy U-S wheat and beef in the weeks ahead.
  • CHINA / U-S / SCIENTIST Voice of America 14 December 1999 -- China is lashing out at accusations against a Taiwan-born Chinese-American scientist, who has been accused of mishandling secret U-S nuclear weapons data.
  • Spokeswoman: US Indictment of Wen Ho Lee A Result of Cold War Mentality People's Daily 14 December 1999 -- Commenting on the indictment of Lee on December 10 by relevant US departments, spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue said that there are certain people in the United States who stubbornly stick to the 'cold war' mentality.
  • Chinese Leader Reiterates China's Stance on Taiwan People's Daily 14 December 1999 -- Visiting Chinese leader Li Ruihuan reiterated China's position Tokyo over the weekend that China will not hesitate to pay any price for the solution of the Taiwan issue. He noted that since the Chinese people always consider sovereignty and territorial integrity more important than their own life, no Chinese leader nor any generation of the Chinese leadership will give away any part of the Chinese territory.
  • YEARENDER: CHINA ECONOMY Voice of America 13 December 1999 -- China's economy this year was slated to register a respectable seven percent growth, despite underlying problems including inefficient state enterprises, low consumer spending, banks plagued by bad loans and a rising unemployment rate.
  • HONG KONG - FALUN GONG Voice of America 11 December 1999 -- About one thousand followers of the Falun Gong meditation sect Saturday gathered outside the Hong Kong headquarters of China's Xinhua News Agency.
  • HONG KONG - FALUN GONG Voice of America 10 December 1999 -- Overseas members of the Falun Gong spiritual group began arriving in Hong Kong Friday for an annual two day conference.
  • China Targets Taiwan With 2nd Missile Base By Bill Gertz Washington Times December 8, 1999 Page 1 -- The Defense Intelligence Agency has discovered a second Chinese short-range missile base under construction near Taiwan that will significantly increase the threat against the island.
  • CHINA / U-S MILITARY Voice of America 07 December 1999 -- Military relations between China and the United States appear to be improving in the wake of the bombing of Chinese Embassy in Belgrade during the NATO's air attacks on Yugoslavia earlier this year.
  • CHINA / U-S / FALUN GONG Voice of America 07 December 1999 -- China has accused the United States of ignoring what Beijing says is the damage done to Chinese society by the banned Falun Gong spiritual and exercise movement.
  • CHINA / RUSSIA Voice of America 07 December 1999 -- China is expressing strong support for Russia's military campaign in Chechnya on the eve of a visit to Beijing by Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
  • MND KEEPING TABS ON BEIJING'S DEVELOPMENT OF NUCLEAR SUBMARINES Central News Agency [Taiwan] 07 December 1999 -- Judging from the progress of its development it is certain that Beijing will complete the deployment of nuclear-powered submarines by 2005.
  • CHINA'S NUCLEAR SUB EFFORTS SAID TO BE LINKED TO TAIWAN ISSUE Central News Agency [Taiwan] 07 December 1999 -- Communist China has started to build its new-generation nuclear-powered and nuclear-armed Type 094 strategic submarine (SSBN) at the HuLu Dao Shipyard. China had originally planned to start construction of the second generation SSBN in 1997.
  • CHINA AND THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION Voice of America 02 December 1999 -- I don't think there will be opposition in the Congress to China accession. I think the question is how much support will there be in Congress for the next round of talks.
  • CHINA - FALUN GONG Voice of America 02 December 1999 -- China is denying reports it has detained more than 35-thousand members of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement.
  • MND plays down missile site report The Taipei Times December 1st, 1999 -- The defense ministry has clarified media speculation, saying China is just building up its arsenal, not constructing new missile sites. Yongan and Nanping have direct railway links with the headquarters of the 815th ballistic missile brigade of the PLA in Jiangxi Province's Leping . It takes just three to four hours to transport missiles from Leping to Yongan via railway.
  • Mainland reportedly sites missiles in southeast Taiwan News December 1, 1999 -- China's southeastern Fujian province, rather than the southwestern Sichuan and central Shaanxi provinces, is the launch site of the mainland's newest short range ballistic missiles. The estimate contrasted earlier speculation by the Washington Times that mainland China has deployed the M-11 missiles in Sichuan and Shaanxi.

    November

  • U.S.-CHINA TRADE PACT: 'GREAT LEAP FORWARD' FOR BEIJING? Foreign Media Reaction -- 29 November 1999 -- The market-opening agreement announced earlier this month between the U.S. and China garnered worldwide editorial coverage, with most writers hailing the deal--which, they held, virtually "paved the way" for China's entry into the WTO--as a "great leap forward" for the PRC and for global trade. Even the most enthusiastic supporters of the pact, however, foresaw "challenges" ahead both for China--whose domestic industries could face "hard days" as a result of the opening up of China's economy--and for President Clinton, as he seeks congressional endorsement for the agreement.
  • A divine lift-off for China The Economist 27 November 1999 -- As Mr Pike points out, perhaps it is better to have a China that sees spaceships, rather than just missiles, as the coin of international prestige, and as an occupation for its engineers.
  • IS PANAMA CANAL FALLING UNDER CHINESE CONTROL? Voice of America 24 November 1999 -- Republican Senate leader Trent Lott and others are charging that the Chinese government will be gaining undue control over the canal at the turnover. The charge results from Panama's awarding a contract for operating the canal's two main ports to a Hong Kong-based company that operates worldwide.
  • China to send man to space People's Daily November 23, 1999 -- China will need to launch fewer unmanned space flights than what the United States and Russia undertook before it will be able to send its astronauts into space, a senior Chinese space expert claimed.
  • China Points More Missiles At Taiwan By Bill Gertz, The Washington Times November 23, 1999 -- Construction at the People's Liberation Army (PLA) missile base at Yangang, is being carried out for the planned deployment of a brigade of advanced CSS-7 missiles -- also known as advanced M-11s. A Chinese missile brigade is estimated to have 16 launchers and up to 96 missiles.
  • CHINA / SPACE Voice of America 22 November 1999 -- China's national pride over the weekend's successful first space launch was reflected Monday in the media throughout the country.
  • CHINA LAUNCHES UNMANNED SPACECRAFT CBS MORNING NEWS 22 November 1999 -- Mr. PIKE: The Chinese-piloted space program today is basically where we were in the early 1960s. They have nothing resembling our space shuttle, and they're obviously very far away from being able to do Apollo.
  • FALUN GONG/SHENZHEN Voice of America 22 November 1999 -- Chinese authorities have reportedly charged a suspected leader of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement with organizing protests in the Southern Chinese boomtown of Shenzhen, near Hong Kong.
  • China moves a step closer to a manned space mission USA TODAY November 22, 1999 "They're doing their homework, as they should. I'd assume they'll do one more flight test in December and then probably in the first half of next year do the manned flight," says Charles Vick, an expert on China's program at the Federation of American Scientists
  • China Plans to Join an Exclusive Club Newsweek, November 29, 1999 -- Beijing's most compelling reason for pursuing manned space flight is to prove its "big-power status." Says John Pike of the Federation of American Scientists: "Putting a man in space with its own rockets visibly demonstrates China has stood up."
  • China fired up to join superpowers in space BY SETH BORENSTEIN San Jose Mercury News November 22, 1999 -- ``The spacecraft is a Russian spacecraft with Chinese characteristics,'' said John Pike, space policy director for the Federation of American Scientists.
  • Chinese Test Craft For Manned Orbits By Michael Laris Washington Post November 22, 1999 -- "The fact that they were successful is a major step forward," said Charles Vick, an expert on space issues at the Washington-based Federation of American Scientists who said China could send an animal into space as early as next month and a person before the middle of next year. The Chinese tested "everything but having a man on board . . . The launch vehicle and the spacecraft worked together as they should."
  • China Successfully Launches First Experimental Spacecraft People's Daily Sunday, November 21, 1999 - China's first experimental spacecraft, part of the country's manned space flight program, touched down in the central Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in north China at 3:41 a.m. (Beijing time) on November 21, successfully concluding the first flight of the system.
  • Top Chinese Authorities Commend Successful Experiment of First Spaceflight People's Daily Sunday, November 21, 1999 - According to the telegram, the success marks a new step for China's space industry and is of great significance to boosting the country's high-technology development and arousing the enthusiasm of all ethnic groups.
  • 21-hour voyage of China's first spacecraft successful (Xinhua) 21 November 1999 -- The spacecraft was landed with loadfulls of scientific experiment data, after a space voyage of 21 full hours for China's first spacecraft.
  • Expert on China's space program (Xinhua) 21 November 1999 -- It is significant for China to develop manned spaceflight technology, the expert said, as it will strengthen the country's comprehensive national strength, promote the development of science and technology, enhance national prestige, boost the nation's sense of pride and cohesiveness.
  • CHINA-SPACE Voice of America 21 November 1999 -- China has announced the successful launch and return of its first unmanned spacecraft. This puts China into a very exclusive club of countries that have gone into space.
  • US FACES SURPRISE ATTACK WITH CANAL GIVEAWAY: ANALYST Nov. 17 (CNA)Thomas H. Moorer, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, illustrating a scenario where the US Navy is blocked from moving through the Panama Canal and Communist Chinese missiles and J-11 attack jets are poised to launch from Panama, said that Beijing could intimidate the US into surrendering Taiwan, Panama and other strategic concerns without a shot being fired.
  • Taiwan's WTO entry must behind mainland China Daily Wednesday, November 17, 1999 -- Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Sun Yuxi said Taiwan may join the organization only as a separate customs territory of China.
  • CHINA-FALUN GONG Voice of America 16 November 1999 -- Chinese police have detained more followers of the outlawed spiritual group, Falun Gong, as they staged a protest on Beijing's Tiananmen Square Tuesday.
  • CONGRESS-CHINA TRADE Voice of America 16 November 1999 -- House Democrats seem to be leading the charge against the deal. And the biggest challenge facing President Clinton will be winning over skeptics in his own party.
  • CHINA W-T-O Voice of America 16 November 1999 -- Monday's breakthrough bilateral trade pact (concluded Monday) between Washington and Beijing will have a wide variety of effects on businesses and workers in China.
  • CHINA / W-T-O Voice of America 16 November 1999 -- Authorities in China are trying hard to sell the Chinese public on the idea that membership in the World Trade Organization is a good thing.
  • U-S - CHINA TRADE Voice of America 15 November 1999 -- The top U-S trade negotiators - heading home after reaching a trade agreement with China - told reporters in Hong Kong they will press for permanent trade relations between Washington and Beijing.
  • CHINA W-T-O Voice of America 15 November 1999 -- After more than a decade of fruitless talks, Washington and Beijing have broken the deadlock and agreed to a landmark trade pact.
  • CHINA TRADE Voice of America 15 November 1999 -- China's membership still requires action by Congress. American business executives are expected to put heavy pressure on legislators to take that action.
  • CHINA - W-T-O Voice of America 15 November 1999 -- U-S and Chinese negotiators have concluded a deal paving the way for Beijing's entry into the World Trade Organization.
  • CHINA-W-T-O Voice of America 14 November 1999 -- U-S and Chinese negotiators Sunday continued round-the-clock efforts to hammer out a deal on Beijing's bid to join the World Trade Organization.
  • CHINA / FALUN GONG Voice of America 12 November 1999 -- A court in southern China has handed down a stiff jail sentence to a leader of the outlawed Falun Gong, while being more lenient on three other followers.
  • CHINA / W-T-O Voice of America 12 November 1999 -- Hopes are fading on speedy U-S acceptance of China's bid to join the World Trade Organization.
  • CLINTON - ISRAEL - CHINA Voice of America 11 November 1999 -- President Clinton says the United States has raised its concerns with Israel about a sale of military radar equipment to China, although he says it is not clear if the sale has actually occurred.
  • CHINA-WTO Voice of America 11 November 1999 -- China's W-T-O supporters believe joining the global trade body would help accelerate reform of China's state sector and attract more foreign investment.
  • RUSSIAN-CHINESE SPACE COOPERATION COULD THREATEN US: EXPERTS [CNA Taiwan] 11 November 1999 -- "It would be very naive to assume Communist China was not actively developing an anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons systems, especially since they know their embassy in Belgrade was destroyed with a weapon that was guided by a US satellite," said Gregrory May, assistant director for the Washington-based Nixon Center.
  • MAINLAND CHINA SAID BEEFING UP FOR CYBERWAR WITH TAIWAN, WEST [CNA Taiwan] 10 November 1999 -- Mainland China is planning to spend billions of dollars on a high-tech upgrade of its People's Liberation Army (PLA) to prepare to fight a future war in cyberspace with Taiwan and the West.
  • CHINA-WTO Voice of America 10 November 1999 -- Some of the issues that remain to be resolved are textile quotas, as well as greater market access for foreign telecommunications, auto and financial services companies.
  • U-S CHINA WTO Voice of America 09 November 1999 -- China is holding to its position that it must be allowed to join the W-T-O under the favorable terms granted other developing countries. China has refused to open up its markets to the extent that the United States and the European Union demand.
  • SENATE / CHINA AMBASSADOR Voice of America 09 November 1999 -- The appointment of a new U-S envoy to China is facing a delay in the Senate because of concerns about Taiwan.
  • CHINA - FALUN GONG Voice of America 09 November 1999 -- China is lashing out at the United States for granting political asylum to an unnamed member of Falun Gong, a spiritual group that has been outlawed in China.
  • Editorial Sophistry Cannot Cover Up Splittist Nature People's Daily November 08, 1999 -- The fact that Taiwan is a part of China has long been a verdict of the public opinion, the "two-states theory" jeopardizes regional stability and peace, this is the general common view of the international community.
  • CHINA - FALUN GONG Voice of America 08 November 1999 -- China says 111 Falun Gong members have been arrested since a crackdown against the spiritual group began in July. The Chinese government has also acknowledged that two followers have died while in police custody.
  • CHINA HINTS AT POSSIBLE TALKS WITH U.S. MILITARY By John Diamond Chicago Tribune November 5, 1999 -- "The level of collaboration today is certainly substantially less than it was in the 1980s," said John Pike of the Federation of American Scientists, a Washington-based defense and intelligence think tank.
  • U-S - CHINA Voice of America 04 November 1999 -- U-S officials say China wants to resume military ties that were broken during the Kosovo conflict.
  • CHINA-REPORTERS Voice of America 04 November 1999 -- China says a handful of foreign reporters whose accreditation cards and residence permits were seized this week violated Chinese laws by attending a secret news conference given by the banned Falun Gong movement.
  • CHINA / FALUN GONG Voice of America 04 November 1999 -- China's top official on religious affairs says government attacks against Falun Gong are justified, because the outlawed group poses a threat to the government and ruling Communist Party.
  • CHINA - FALUN GONG Voice of America 03 November 1999 -- China has formally charged four members of the banned Falun Gong exercise and meditation movement with organizing an illegal gathering in an attempt to undermine the law.
  • Old China-hand Refutes Taiwan Security Enhancement Act People's Daily Tuesday, November 02, 1999 -- David M. Lampton, director of China Studies at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University and the Nixon Center warned that the Taiwan Security Enhancement Act now pending a debate and vote in the Congress will inevitably reduce security of the Taiwan island of China and risk drawing the United States into a bloody showdown with China.
  • CHINA-FALUN GONG Voice of America 01 November 1999 -- Chinese history is full of charismatic masters like the group's founder, Li Hongzhi. Falun Gong is not even the largest group of its kind in China, and that outlawing it will not solve the problem.
  • CHINA'S MILITARY Voice of America 01 November 1999 -- China would face near insuperable obstacles in trying to take over Taiwan. Despite a missile barrage from the mainland, Taiwan's combat aircraft could sink almost an entire Chinese amphibious armada.

    October

  • CHINA / FALUN GONG Voice of America 30 October 1999 -- China's congress has passed a law outlawing organizations the government considers cults.
  • China: Text of legislative resolution on cult ban 30 October 1999 -- The 12th Session of Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) today adopted a resolution concerning the banning of heretic cult organizations, prevention measures against them and punishment for cult activities.
  • "Taiwan Security Enhancement Act" Censured The People's Daily 30 October 1999 - The Taiwan Security Enhancement Act" passed by the US International Relations Committee is a grave contravention of the three Sino-US joint communiques, an infringement on China's sovereignty and a gross intervention in the internal affairs of China.
  • CHINA / U-S Voice of America 29 October 1999 -- Undersecretary of State Thomas Pickering did not appear to convince China to renew -- at least for now -- formal dialogues on human rights and arms proliferation that Beijing broke off following the bombing.
  • CHINA-FALUN GONG Voice of America 29 October 1999 -- Chinese police have had their first violent run-in with protesters from the officially-banned spiritual group Falun Gong, who have been staging civil disobedience demonstrations this week in Beijing.
  • SENATE-CHINA AMBASSADOR Voice of America 28 October 1999 -- Retired Admiral Joseph Prueher, President Clinton's choice to be ambassador to China has pledged to work for better communication and steadier relations with Beijing.
  • CHINA-U-S Voice of America 28 October 1999 -- China's indignation was focused Thursday on the approval by the U-S House of Representatives' International Relations Committee of a measure aimed at expanding U-S-Taiwan security ties.
  • CHINA / FALUN GONG Voice of America 28 October 1999 -- China has officially branded the outlawed Falun Gong movement a cult for the first time. This sets the stage for an even harsher government crackdown and the possibility of a wider backlash from Falun Gong members.
  • A Nomination Under Glass By Bob Smith Washington TimesOctober 28, 1999 -- Adm. Prueher's pro-China tilt while at CINCPAC reflects at best naivete and at worst a dangerous hubris that personal interactions can convert the Chinese from adversaries into friends.
  • Text: Pickering at Beijing's Foreign Affairs College USIA 27 October 1999 -- Pickering observed that the United States has "a clear national interest in a constructive, resilient, relationship with China" and warned that a hostile relationship between the two Asia-Pacific powers "would be disastrous."
  • CHINA - U-S Voice of America 27 October 1999 -- America's top career diplomat has arrived in Beijing for meetings with Chinese officials that are aimed at renewing crucial bilateral talks on human rights and weapons proliferation. The discussions were suspended after NATO bombs hit the Chinese embassy in Yugoslavia last May.
  • CHINA-FALUNGONG Voice of America 27 October 1999 -- Although the government's sweeping crackdown on Falungong was aimed at quashing the spiritual group, it seems to have had the opposite effect.
  • CHINA - FALUNGONG Voice of America 26 October 1999 -- Chinese authorities continued to round up practitioners of a banned spiritual group in Beijing today (Tuesday), near Tiananmen Square.
  • CHINA / FALUNGONG Voice of America 25 October 1999 -- Authorities have detained dozens of defiant members of a banned spiritual group near Tiananmen Square, in the center of the city.
  • PENTAGON WARNS OF PLA MISSILE BUILDUP Central News Agency [Taiwan] 25 October 1999 - China is developing "one of the most daunting conventional theater missile challenges in the world... which could have significant implications for regional stability", according to a Pentagon report, titled "The PLA's Strategic War Fighting in the 21st Century: Space and Theater Missile Development."
  • EXPORT CONTROLS Voice of America 22 October 1999 -- Prosecutors say that during the mid-1990s, the companies conspired to send surplus machine tools to a Chinese defense factory that makes cruise missiles, instead of a civilian aviation plant.
  • CHINA / TIBET Voice of America 22 October 1999 -- China says the door is open for talks with Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, but only if he admits his homeland is part of China.
  • CHINA / U-S / INDICTMENT Voice of America 21 October 1999 -- China has strongly denied U-S accusations that sophisticated machine tools Beijing imported from the United States for civilian use ended up in a missile factory, in violation of U-S law.
  • Potomac Associates Release Survey of American Views on Asia By Steve La Rocque USIA 19 October 1999 -- Opinion on China is "fluid and open," the State Department official said. The question Americans are asking, Shirk said, is whether China will be a "constructive player or a spoiler."
  • MCDONNELL DOUGLAS - CHINA Voice of America 19 October 1999 -- The 16-count indictment wraps up a three-year Justice Department investigation into how McDonnell-Douglas equipment wound up at a Chinese military factory that makes Silkworm cruise missiles.
  • DOJ Press Release on McDonnel Douglas Indictment October 19, 1999 - McDonnell Douglas, China National Aero Technology Import and Export Corporation and others Indicted on federal charges for making false and misleading statements in connection with exporting machinery to the People's Republic of China. CATIC and its affiliates are alleged to have caused 6 of the 13 pieces of machinery to be diverted to the unauthorized factory in Nanchang, People's Republic of China.
  • Statement by Commerce Secretary William M. Daley on Indictment of McDonnell Douglas and CATIC Tuesday, October 19, 1999 -- Commerce Secretary William M. Daley said "This is a very important case that demonstrates our commitment to enforcing export controls that help protect our national security."
  • China's Foreign Military Relations The Henry L. Stimson Center / China Confidence-Building Measures Project 17 October 1999 -- The United States would be wise," the report adds, "to engage fully in a measured, long-term military-to-military exchange program with China in ways that do not help the PLA improve its war-fighting capabilities.
  • China Launches Resources Satellite people's daily 15/10/1999 - China successfully put its Earth Resources Satellite, the ZY-1, into the orbit on October 14 with a Chinese Long March 4-B rocket.
  • CHINA/PRESIDENT Voice of America 15 October 1999 -- Chinese President Jiang Zemin leaves Beijing next Monday on a 17-day trip through six countries in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East that will be largely ceremonial.
  • DALAI LAMA ON DIALOGUE Voice of America 15 October 1999 -- The Dalai Lama is calling on China to reopen talks on the future of Tibet. Chinese officials cut off informal discussions with the exiled Tibetan leader last year.
  • CHINA-W-T-O Voice of America 12 October 1999 -- China says it still hopes to join the World Trade Organization this year, despite growing pessimism among its major western trade partners that it can get into the group before a W-T-O ministerial meeting at the end of November.
  • MCDONNELL DOUGLAS / CHINA Voice of America 08 October 1999 -- A major U-S defense contractor may be indicted soon for violating U-S export laws. A report by Time Magazine says the McDonnell Douglas company sent advanced machine tools to China that were used to make anti-ship missiles. The company denies breaking any laws.
  • CHINA / ECON Voice of America 08 October 1999 -- A new report predicts China's economy is set to recover in the year two-thousand -- with China on track to grow by eight to 10 percent in the second half of this year. The Conference Board, a private business research group, says part of that recovery is due to a financial rebound throughout Asia.
  • BEIJING CONFIRMS PURCHASE OF 20 SU-30MK JET FIGHTERS FROM RUSSIA Central News Agency [Taiwan] 07 October 1999 -- Beijing has confirmed it purchased 20 Russian-made Su-30MK jet fighters, priced at US$2 billion, reported Japan's Sankei Shinbun on Thursday.
  • Spy Satellites Said To Track US Warships South China Morning Post October 6, 1999 -- The mainland has 17 spy satellites that continuously monitor the movements of the US military and which could also be used to guide a "saturated" missile attack on American and Taiwan warships, reports said. [NOTE: This report is entirely in error]
  • CHINA / 50TH Voice of America 01 October 1999 -- China has observed its 50th anniversary under communist rule with a massive display of national pride, showcasing its growing military might and its rapid economic progress since it moved toward a market economy 20 years ago.
  • Zhu: Complete Reunification of China Will Be Realized People's Daily 01/10/1999, Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji said "we are convinced that with concerted efforts of the entire Chinese people, the Taiwan question will be resolved at an early date following the return of Hong Kong and Macao and the complete reunification of China will be realized."

    September

  • China sets sights on outer space Robert Windrem NBC News Sept. 28, 1999 -- Beijing plans rocket test as precursor to manned space flight. "This is a challenging and risky undertaking," said John Pike, a policy analyst at the Washington-based Federation of American Scientists. "It's almost impossible to write a true sentence that has the word 'space' in it without using the word 'delay' as well."
  • CHINA-JIANG Voice of America 27 September 1999 -- Chinese president Jiang Zemin failed to offer any incentives to foreign investors and instead reiterated Beijing's long-standing positions on human rights, Taiwan and its insistence that no one should interfere in China's internal affairs.
  • Entire House Leadership Hits Clinton for Violating Law on PRC Military Companies, House Policy Committee, U.S. Congress, 24 September 1999 -- The ten top leaders in the House of Representatives have written President Clinton to demand immediate compliance with U.S. law requiring public disclosure of the PRC's People's Liberation Army-owned companies doing business in the United States.
  • U-S CHINA SPYING Voice of America 23 September 1999 -- U-S law enforcement authorities are broadening their much-criticized investigation of China's alleged spying at America's nuclear weapons labs
  • U-S CHINA SPYING Voice of America 22 September 1999 -- The U-S government is widening its probe of alleged Chinese spying at nuclear weapons labs, which until now has centered on a single target.
  • Chinese Expected to Resume WTO Discussions in WashingtonUSIA 22 September 1999 -- A Chinese team is expected to visit Washington soon to resume negotiations with the United States over China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky says.
  • Xinhua Commentary: Fight Separatist Attempt to The End 18/09/1999 -- "Struggles during the past two months clearly show that the Chinese government and people will not tolerate the open provocations of the separatist forces led by Lee," says the commentator.
  • CSIS Conference on U.S.-China Relations Hosts Many Views USIA 15 September 1999 -- China's development of a modern economy will become "a cornerstone" of the world economy, Dr. R. Fenton-May, Director of Operations Development at the Coca-Cola Company, told an audience of China experts and congressional staff members and diplomats at the September 14 conference on U.S.-China relations sponsored by Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies(CSIS).
  • Lee Teng-hui Destroying Cross-Straits Relations, People's Daily Says People's Daily 15 September 1999 - Lee Teng-hui's "two-states" remark is only the most recent of his evil performances and no one can deny that the tension in cross-Straits relations over the past decade is Lee's fault.
  • APEC SUMMIT IN AUCKLAND: U.S.-CHINESE TIES IMPROVED? USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report 15 September 1999 -- While most editorial comment related to the APEC summit in Auckland focused on the East Timor crisis, some analysts saw an improvement in U.S.-Chinese relations, and there was general support for China's accession to the WTO. Initial assessments of the summit were positive, while opinions diverged on APEC's "political" role.
  • CHINA-MILITARY Voice of America 14 September 1999 -- China is reported to have frozen a wage increase for its two-and-one-half million soldiers, after the Chinese president was angered by the country's largest spying scandal in its 50-year history.
  • People's Daily Says Lee Teng-hui Pushing Taiwan Towards Calamity People's Daily 14 September 1999 - Lee is pushing Taiwan onto a battleground, which is to endanger the economic development of Taiwan.
  • Transcript: Sept. 11 White House Briefing on Clinton-Jiang MeetingUSIA 13 September 1999 -- Following is the White House transcript of a September 11 press briefing in Auckland, New Zealand by National Security Advisor Sandy Berger, National Economic Advisor Gene Sperling, and White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart
  • Lee Teng-hui, Seller of China's National Interest People's Daily 12 September 1999 -- Without the backing of the motherland, Taiwan will be captured by hegemonists, and the island province, if it falls into the hands of foreign enemies or separatists, would become a springboard or stronghold for foreign invaders.
  • APEC / CHINA Voice of America 12 September 1999 -- At the Pacific Rim Economic summit now underway in New Zealand, politics remains the major theme. At a news conference held by the Chinese government Sunday, a top official emphasized Beijing's objections to Washington's limited-area missile defense program for Asia and to Taipei's one-China policy.
  • Li Hongzhi & His "Falun Gong" Deceiving the Public and Ruining Lives September 12, 1999 -- Hawking the theory of "doomsday" by declaring that mankind has come to the brink of destruction. On many occasions Li Hongzhi told his audience: "The human race has experienced many destructive catastrophes," ... "the next destruction -- complete destruction -- will come soon. It will be destruction of both the form and the spirit, and will be really horrible."
  • Transcript: Clinton-Jiang Photo Opportunity Remarks USIA 11 September 1999 -- "We favor one China," the President said in remarks during a September 11 photo opportunity with Chinese President Jiang Zemin in Auckland, New Zealand. "We favor a peaceful approach to working out the differences. We favor the cross-strait dialogue. Our policy has not changed and it will not change."
  • PRESS BRIEFING BY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR SANDY BERGER, NATIONAL ECONOMIC ADVISOR GENE SPERLING, AND PRESS SECRETARY JOE LOCKHART September 11, 1999 -- Jiang then started in reverse order with Taiwan. He said that is the most important of the issues the President raised. He reaffirmed that they wanted a peaceful resolution based on one China, two systems, which is their formulation of the relationship. But he also repeated the traditional Chinese position that if unilateral actions were taken towards independence they would not renounce the possibility of force.
  • CLINTON - JIANG Voice of America 11 September 1999 -- U-S officials say U-S - Chinese ties are back on track following a meeting between President Clinton and his Chinese counterpart, Jiang Zemin, in New Zealand Saturday. Relations had fallen to a new low after the bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade in May.
  • PLA Daily: Why Mainland Never Pledged Not to Use Force People's Daily 11 September 1999 -- China counts no cost and abandons no solution, including the use of force, if necessary. "Who will take the responsibility for losing the integrated territory of the motherland which has been passed down from generation to generation?"
  • Chinese Military Exercises on South and East China Sea Coasts People's Daily 11 September 1999 -- People 's Liberation Army's (PLA) naval, air, and ground forces held successful large scale joint landing exercises earlier this month, the PLA reported Friday. Zhang Wannian, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, warned Lee Teng-hui that he who plays with fire will get burnt.
  • Xinhua Commentary Criticizes US Official's Remarks on Taiwan Question September 9 (Xinhua) -- A Xinhua commentary today denounced remarks made by a US government official at a seminar in Washington, which defended Lee Teng-hui's "two-states" statements, and called the official's remarks "irresponsible" and a "rude interference" into China's internal affairs.
  • Xinhua Commentary Criticizes US Official's Remarks on Taiwan Question People's Daily 10 September 1999 -- A Xinhua commentary on September 9 denounced remarks made by a US government official at a seminar in Washington, which defended Lee Teng-hui's "two-states" statements, and called the official's remarks "irresponsible" and a "rude interference" into China's internal affairs.
  • CHINA / TAIWAN Voice of America 10 September 1999 -- China says its military has carried out what appears to have been a mock invasion of Taiwan -- an island Beijing regards as a breakaway province.
  • APEC - CHINA Voice of America 09 September 1999 -- On the fringes of an economic summit in New Zealand, top trade officials from the United States and China have agreed to reopen suspended talks on Beijing's bid for World Trade Organisation membership.
  • CLINTON-CHINA Voice of America 09 September 1999 -- Presisdent Clinton, preparing to depart for the Pacific-Rim summit in New Zealand, says he hopes his meeting there with Chinese President Jiang Zemin can put the two countries back on a constructive course in political and economic relations.
  • Arch Traitor of Taiwan People's Interest -- A Commentary on Lee Teng-hui and His "Two States" Fallacy People's Daily 09 September 1999 -- Many businessmen from Taiwan complain that Lee Teng-hui's "two states" fallacy threatens to deprive them of this good opportunity to develop business on the mainland and that when this fine opportunity should be missed it will be most unfavorable for economic development of Taiwan
  • President Jiang on Taiwan and WTO Issues People's Daily 09 September 1999 -- China will by no means abandon the use of force if there occurs "Taiwan independence" or foreign intervention, visiting Chinese President Jiang Zemin said Wednesday in Sydney, Australia.
  • Transcript: Barshefsky September 9 Press Conference in Auckland USIA 09 September 1999 -- In response to reporters' questions, Barshefsky said that the United States supports China's accession to the World Trade Organization on commercially meaningful terms.
  • CHINA-U-S (L-O) Voice of America 09 September 1999 -- China says its relationship with the United States has improved, as President Clinton and Chinese President Jiang Zemin prepare to meet (Saturday) at an Asian economic summit in New Zealand. But a Chinese spokesman repeated Beijing's calls for Washington to provide what he called a more-satisfactory answer for the May seventh bombing of the Chinese embassy in Yugoslavia.
  • CHINA/RELIGION (L-O) Voice of America 09 September 1999 -- The Chinese government has criticized a report by the State Department alleging religious persecution in China. A Chinese spokesman maintains no one is detained in China because of his or her religious beliefs.
  • CLINTON - APEC PREVIEW (L ONLY) Voice of America 09 September 1999 -- President Clinton leaves Thursday night for (is on his way to) New Zealand to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Auckland. His first order of business will be a meeting with Chinese President Jiang Zemin to try repair relations that were frayed by NATO's bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade earlier this year.
  • PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ADMIRAL JOSEPH W. PRUEHER AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA September 7, 1999 -- Admiral Joseph W. Prueher, is a retired Navy admiral and former Commander in Chief of U.S. Pacific Command, from which he stepped down in February 1999.
  • Storm Clouds Gathering By Henry Kissinger Washington Post September 7, 1999 -- Escape from this rush toward self-fulfilling prophecies requires a degree of bipartisanship not in great supply at this moment. Once the die is cast for confrontation, there will be no easy way back from the precipice. Which of the statesmen who so exuberantly went to war in 1914 would not have jumped at a chance to review their decision when they looked back at the damage done to the civilization of Europe and the long-term peace of the world?
  • Spying Scandal Produces Suspicions But No Charges Sep 4, 1999 -- (Reuters) -- The public linking of Lee to suspicions of Chinese espionage, despite the lack of criminal charges, has led to some cries of foul justice and accusations of ethnic bias. "I am distressed by the fact that he (Lee) has lost his presumption of innocence," said Steven Aftergood, senior research analyst at the Federation of American Scientists.
  • Russia Denies Submarine Plan Washington Times September 3, 1999 -- The Russian government denied newspaper reports yesterday that it had agreed to sell China two nuclear submarines capable of carrying ballistic missiles.
  • PANAMA CHINESE Voice of America 03 September 1999 -- Panamanian officials and private sector representatives have firmly rejected the reports from Washington about possible Chinese control of the canal.
  • Text: USITC News Release on China WTO Accession Report USIA 02 September 1999 -- The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has released the executive summary of its general fact-finding investigation "Assessment of the Economic Effects on the United States of China's Accession to the WTO."
  • China, U.S. To Schedule "Technical Level" Review of WTO Accession By Steve La Rocque USIA 02 September 1999 -- China says it wants to have a "technical level review" with the United States regarding its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Deputy U.S. Trade Representative for Asia, Latin America, and Canada Richard Fisher said in a September 2 press roundtable.
  • CHINA-TAIWAN-US Voice of America 02 September 1999 -- China says it will not use nuclear weapons against Taiwan, but warns the island must stop discussing the idea it is a separate state.
  • CHINA-WORLD BANK Voice of America 01 September 1999 -- For the second day in a row, China has lashed out at opponents of a controversial World Bank-sponsored resettlement project in an ethnic Tibetan area in a remote western Chinese province.
  • CONVERSATIONS - With Norman Dicks Interview by Johan Benson Aerospace America September, 1999 Pg. 12 -- The PRC benefited from the espionage in terms of gathering some very important and sensitive information they should never have been able to get. They've done some testing on a warhead resembling our W-88, for example, but they haven't really deployed anything incorporating the technologies they stole. This was in our report, but again the majority really pushed hard to go to the outer edge of the envelope, in terms of the possible things that could happen. My point is, those things were all possible, but none of them have happened so far. We can give you a long list of the weapons systems the Russians gave or sold to China. Experts at DOD say what the PRC got from the Russians was 99.9% compared to the 0.1% they got from us. The Federation of American Scientists has said that having access to the GPS system is a much more serious issue.

    August

  • CHINA - TAIWAN SPY Voice of America 30 August 1999 -- China has sentenced an official in its southern island province of Hainan to life in prison for spying for Taiwan. One of the province's top authorities has been fired and expelled from the Communist Party for negligence in the case.
  • CHINA TO PUT TWO RUSSIAN-BUILT DESTROYERS TO COMBAT DUTY China News [Taiwan] 30 August 1999 -- Two Russian-built destroyers equipped with supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles will be put on combat duty in the mainland Chinese Navy next year.
  • China spy case: real or imagined? Peter Grier Christian Science Monitor THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1999 -- "The national security part of the community in Washington has been utterly convulsed by [the Lee case] for over a year," says John Pike, a Federation for American Scientists intelligence expert. But wait. If the respected former head of the CIA did some of the same things Lee did, does that mean...? Oops. Never mind.
  • Attack hinges on election OLIVER CHOU South China Morning Post August 26, 1999 -- Any military action against Taiwan would depend on the position of its next president on the "two-states theory" and Taiwan's participation in a US-initiated anti-missile scheme.
  • CHINA / W-T-O Voice of America 26 August 1999 -- The future head of the World Trade Organization has pledged to assist in China's entry into global trade body. Grace Cutler reports from Hong Kong, he expressed hope a breakthrough might come at next month's Asia-Pacific summit.
  • CHINA-AMERICAN Voice of America 26 August 1999 -- A spokeswoman for the U-S embassy in Beijing says an injured American pro-Tibet activist has been evacuated for medical treatment from a remote western province of China.
  • CHINA SPIES Voice of America 26 August 1999 -- It has been several months since allegations first surfaced of Chinese espionage at American nuclear weapons laboratories. The story is taking a series of strange and perhaps unexpected twists and turns.
  • CHINA-RUSSIA Voice of America 26 August 1999 -- Russian diplomats in Beijing say their country is preparing to sell its top-of-the-line fighter aircraft to China, but they add that details of the deal still have to be ironed out. Beijing's intended purchase of the Sukhoi-30 fighter comes amid heightened tensions between China and Taiwan.
  • MODEL MAO VILLAGE Voice of America 26 August 1999 -- In the heart of China's countryside, one village's authorities are relying on the socialist principles popularized by former Chairman Mao Zedong more than 50 years ago.
  • CHINA-US Voice of America 25 August 1999 -- Chinese news media are hinting that Beijing remains interested in joining the World Trade Organization before the end of the year, despite a halt in crucial China-U-S talks on the subject following the NATO bombing of China's embassy in Yugoslavia.
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing 25 August 1999 -- CHINA Status of Compensation for Accidental Bombing / Status of Detained American Citizen Mr. Meston / Prosecution of Senior Leaders of Falun Gong
  • KYRGYZSTAN SUMMIT Voice of America 25 August 1999 -- The presidents of Russia, China and three Central Asian countries have held a one-day summit in Kyrgyzstan on improving security cooperation and economic ties. Russian and Chinese leaders also held bilateral talks.
  • KYRGYZSTAN SUMMIT PREVIEW Voice of America 24 August 1999 -- The presidents of Russia, China and three central Asian nations are gathering in Kyrgyzstan for a summit focusing on regional cooperation. The two-day meeting is expected to emphasize how much the central Asian states rely on their larger and more powerful neighbors.
  • U-S / CHINA Voice of America 24 August 1999 -- U-S officials say they are encouraged by indications that China will end its probe of an American researcher and allow him to leave the country for medical treatment.
  • U-S / CHINA Voice of America 23 August 1999 -- The United States is urging China to end its investigation of an American researcher who remains hospitalized from serious back injuries suffered while in police custody.
  • CHINA-U-S RESEARCHER Voice of America 23 August 1999 -- The U-S Embassy in Beijing says an American researcher who was detained in a remote western province of China last week suffered spinal injuries and broken bones after jumping or falling from a third-floor window in an attempt to flee from Chinese police.
  • Newsstand Nukes -- It Was O'Leary! By Congressman Curt Weldon Insight Magazine August 23, 1999 -- A member of the House select committee which investigated Chinese espionage responds to neutron-bomb inventor Sam Cohen and reveals who gave away the W-87 diagram
  • HONG KONG PRESS FREEDOM Voice of America 20 August 1999 -- A war of words between China and Taiwan has made its way to Hong Kong. Journalists are concerned about press freedom after Beijing warned the territory's media about promoting calls for Taiwanese independence.
  • Ambassador Qin Huasun's Letter to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on the so-called " Taiwan's Participation in the UN" August 19, 1999 -- It is known to all that there is only one China in the world and Taiwan has been an inseparable part of China since ancient times. Numerous international instruments, including the 1943 Cairo Declaration and the 1945 Potsdam Proclamation, reaffirmed time and again China's sovereignty over Taiwan.
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing 18 August 1999 -- CHINA -- US decision to continue suspension of Loral's technical assistance agreement based on specific facts, circumstances in case.
  • CHINA - TAIWAN Voice of America 17 August 1999 -- China continues to denounce Taiwan and N threaten military action against it more than a month after the island insisted upon being treated as an equal state in its dealings with the mainland. But apart from threats, scare tactics and inflammatory rhetoric, Beijing has apparently not yet made up its mind how to deal with what it considers Taiwan's slap in the face.
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1999 -- We have not seen any extraordinary developments or signs that the PRC is mobilizing for military action in the Taiwan Strait. Of course, we continue to monitor the situation very closely but we have received no warnings or special communications. I can just reiterate that we don't see anything new. We see reiterations of longstanding positions, the same type of commentary that we have seen for a long time and what we are observing is no different than what we have observed for the last several weeks.
  • White House Daily Briefing August 13, 1999 -- The intelligence community has not seen any extraordinary developments or signs that the PRC is mobilizing for military action in the Taiwan Strait. Our long-standing position is that any effort to resolve the issue of Taiwan by other than peaceful means would be considered of grave concern to the United States. Chinese seizure of a small Taiwan-controlled island, or some smaller military action? That's the kind of hypothetical question that I want to avoid getting into.
  • U.S. / CHINA-PANAMA CANAL Voice of America 12 August 1999 -- The Clinton administration is dismissing concerns of a key Republican lawmaker about a Chinese shipping company's control of two major ports at the Panama Canal. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott has written to Defense Secretary William Cohen saying the situation poses a security threat.
  • DoD News Briefing, August 12, 1999 -- The South China Post today reported that China may be mobilizing up to a half million reservists in the provinces or regions abutting the Taiwan Straits. Does the Pentagon have any independent corroboration that such movements are taking place, or mobilizations? We do not.
  • White House Briefing August 12, 1999 -- The United States is satisfied our interests will be protected after the canal is turned over this December. We have seen no capability on the part of the PRC to disrupt the canal'soperations. They control ports on both ends, but they're not the only ports, they're not the only shipping container company, so I think our commercial interests will be able to be protected and won't be a problem.
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1999 -- Any time you have military aircraft flying this close to each other, there is a need for and appropriate for there to be concern about accidents. We have repeatedly stated both to Taiwan and China that it is not beneficial for either side to take steps that increase tensions across the Taiwan Strait.
  • U.S.-CHINA: LISTENING WHILE 'DRAGON ROARS' OVER TAIWAN, FALUN GONG USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report 10 August 1999 -- . Most observers saw the Chinese missile test as a "warning" to Taiwan that any steps toward independence for the island would not be tolerated, and as a signal to the U.S. of China's anger over U.S. arms sales to Taipei. Interpreting China's missile test as a "show of force" against the U.S., dailies in Japan and South Korea were jittery over what they perceived to be an arms race brewing in East Asia--fueled by China's desire to be "taken seriously" by the West and by a nervous Japan feeling that it needed to defend itself against a powerful neighbor.
  • SENATE - CHINA SPY Voice of America 05 August 1999 -- A U-S Senate committee has issued a sharply critical report on the handling of the spying investigation at a nuclear weapons lab - the one where China allegedly stole secrets about American warheads. The report also holds some new information about the prime suspect, Wen Ho Lee.
  • CHINA--THREAT-NO THREAT Voice of America 04 August 1999 -- China's announcement this week that it successfully tested a new ground-to-ground missile has added to the debate over whether the world's most populous country represents a military threat. Many analysts believe China has a long way to go in weapons development before it is a threat.
  • CHINA-FALUN GONG Voice of America 03 August 1999 -- Chinese history is full of cult uprisings against unjust authority. Chinese people interpret this to mean that the ruling dynasty has lost its legitimacy, or mandate from heaven.
  • NEW CHINESE MISSILE Voice of America 03 August 1999 -- U-S officials say there is nothing unexpected in the launch, but some analysts say it shows China is continuing to modernize its military forces, which could have ramifications for world security.
  • CHINA MISSILE - JAPAN REACT Voice of America 03 August 1999 -- Japan's prime minister, Keizo Obuchi, said today/Tuesday that he will watch developments closely following China's test firing of a new long range missile.
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1999 -- Monitoring number of sorties flown by both China and Taiwan. US continues to urge restraint from both sides. No value in changing Taiwan Relations Act. US is acting consistently with providing assistance and arms sales to Taiwan.
  • DoD News Briefing, August 3, 1999 -- In terms of the activities, there has been a pickup of activity by both sides. Compared to several years ago there have not been extraordinary actions or developments in the strait at this time, and we hope that there will not be. Their strategic force which remains quite a small force -- some 20 or slightly more intercontinental ballistic missiles.
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing , AUGUST 2, 1999 -- The reported range of the missile is in the 5,000-mile category and it's apparently capable of carrying a 1,500 pound weapon. The Dong Feng 31 is its nomenclature by the Chinese. Let me say that analysts have to analyze because otherwise they wouldn't get paid. As I indicated, we have no reason to believe or no basis to conclude that the long-expected long-range missile test was related and is related to the Taiwan situation. Therefore, we can't make policy or judgments based on speculation the way analysts can.
  • CHINA-MISSILE Voice of America 02 August 1999 -- China says it successfully test-launched a new kind of long range ground-to-ground missile Monday, although the announcement from the official Xinhua news agency gave no further details.
  • ASEAN REGIONAL FORUM: TAIWAN, SECURITY ISSUES TOP AGENDA USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report02 August 1999 -- The ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) meeting in Singapore last week and the recent racheting up of tensions between China and Taiwan in the wake of Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui's "two-states" proposal garnered substantial editorial comment in the region and beyond. Observers perceived signs of a "thaw" in U.S.-China relations following the "friendly lunch" between Secretary Albright and her Chinese counterpart in Singapore, and China's July 29 announcement that it had lifted the ban on U.S. military flights to Hong Kong, imposed after the mistaken NATO bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade in early May.
  • Political Bureau Studies New Strategy Against Taiwan by staff reporter Lo Ping Cheng Ming No 262 1 Aug 99 pp 9-11 -- On 12 July, the CPC Central Committee held an enlarged political bureau meeting on the topic of "deterioration of the political situation in Taiwan." Persons in charge of the three armed services, four general departments, all military regions, and group armies attended the meeting.

    July

  • Transcript: State Dept. Legal Adviser on China Embassy Bombing 30 July 1999 -- U.S. State Department Legal Adviser David Andrews announced the United States and the People's Republic of China have reached agreement concerning humanitarian payments related to the mistaken NATO bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade May 7, 1999.
  • STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT July 27, 1999 - I welcome the strong bipartisan vote in the House today to extend normal trade relations (NTR) with China.
  • CONGRESS-CHINA-TRADE Voice of America 27 July 1999 -- The House of Representatives has voted to uphold President Clinton's decision to extend normal trade relations with Beijing for one more year, giving the Chinese the same tariff treatment accorded most of America's trading partners.
  • Time to tighten Party discipline China Daily 07/27/99 -- CHINA'S leading newspaper "People's Daily" published a commentary yesterday calling for strengthened discipline in the Communist Party of China (CPC) to solve the Falun Gong problem. However, for a period of time, there has been slackness among some Party organizations, and some Party members have not attended Party meetings for a long time, and they have seldom studied the Party's lines and policies or made criticisms and self-criticisms.
  • U-S - CHINA Voice of America 25 July 1999 -- Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says the United States and China still have a way to go before relations can get back to normal in the wake of NATO's accidental bombing of Beijing's embassy in Belgrade.
  • U.S.-CHINA: 'BACK TO BUSINESS' AFTER 'CHEST-BEATING' OVER TAIWAN? USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report23 July 1999 -- Over the past 11 days, China watchers in Asia, Europe and the Western Hemisphere examined the "jolts" to the metaphorical Richter scale monitoring disturbances in U.S.-China ties, which followed Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui's perceived shift away from a "one China policy." Subsequently, however, observers took note of Washington's reiteration of support for the "one China" formula, and credited President Clinton with "reacting quickly to defuse tensions" across the Taiwan Strait. The majority of commentators judged that a military confrontation between China and Taiwan was increasingly "unlikely."
  • Weldon Calls for DOE Secretary Richardson's Resignation in Wake of Blockbuster New Revelations - July 23, 1999 -- Sandia National Lab sold a $9 million supercomputer to a Chinese national for $30,000. The current location of one of the most capable U.S. supercomputers is not known
  • Letter to Louis J. Freeh, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations CURT WELDON Member of Congress July 23, 1999 Sandia National Laboratory officials sold as surplus an Intel Paragon XPS supercomputer with a capability between 150,000 and 200,000 million theoretical operations per second (MTOPS) -- one of the United States' most capable supercomputers operating today.
  • Letter to The Honorable Bill Richardson CURT WELDON Member of Congress July 23, 1999 -- I am writing to convey my grave concern about revelations today that the Department of Energy has sold an Intel Paragon XPS supercomputer to a Chinese national who specializes in exporting advanced U.S. good to Beijing.
  • CONGRESS-CHINA EMBASSY Voice of America 22 July 1999 -- THE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ACKNOWLEDGED THE CORRECT EMBASSY SITE WAS KNOWN TO OTHERS AT THE C-I-A, BUT THEY WERE NOT INVOLVED IN THE PLANNING PROCESS. AND HE SAID CORRECT MAPS WERE IN THE POSSESSION OF THE AGENCY -- BUT NEVER GOT IN THE RIGHT HANDS.
  • CHINA / TAIWAN Voice of America 22 July 1999 -- CHINA HAS AGAIN DENOUNCED TAIWAN'S PRESIDENT AS A SEPARATIST AFTER HIS CONTROVERSIAL DECISION TO ABANDON THE ONE CHINA POLICY EARLIER THIS MONTH.
  • CLINTON/CHINA Voice of America 21 July 1999 -- PRESIDENT CLINTON IS URGING CHINA AND TAIWAN TO EXERCISE RESTRAINT IN THEIR LATEST POLITICAL CONFRONTATION, SAYING A RESORT TO FORCE SHOULD BE "UNTHINKABLE."
  • Academics Call for Policies Fostering Greater Engagement With China By Nadine Nigel Leavitt USIA 20 July 1999 -- New York University professor of sociology Doug Guthrie and Johns Hopkins University China expert David M. Lampton spoke at a Capitol Hill luncheon July 19 regarding the need to bolster U.S. government policies strengthening engagement with China and the establishment of the rule-of-law there.
  • PHILIPPINES / CHINA BOAT Voice of America 20 July 1999 -- THE PHILIPPINES HAS EXPRESSED REGRET OVER THE SINKING MONDAY OF A CHINESE FISHING BOAT IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA NEAR THE DISPUTED SPRATLY ISLANDS.
  • ASEAN / PHILIPPINES / CHINA Voice of America 20 July 1999 -- THE PHILIPPINES HAS PUSHED ITS RELUCTANT SOUTHEAST ASIAN NEIGHBORS (TUESDAY) TOWARDS ADOPTING A REGIONAL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR DISPUTED SOUTH CHINA SEA TERRITORIES.
  • CLINTON / CHINA Voice of America 20 July 1999 -- PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS WARNED CHINA NOT TO STEP UP TENSIONS WITH TAIWAN. AT THE SAME TIME, HE REITERATED U-S SUPPORT FOR A ONE-CHINA POLICY.
  • SENATE-CHINA TRADE Voice of America 20 July 1999 -- THE U-S SENATE HAS SIGNALED IT SUPPORTS NORMAL TRADE WITH CHINA, DESPITE THE TENSION OVER TAIWAN AND BEIJING'S ALLEGED SPYING AT NUCLEAR WEAPONS LABS.
  • US Department of State Daily Press Briefing 19 July 1999 -- With respect to the Chinese threat, in the 1982 US-PRC communiqué, the PRC articulated its fundamental policy of resolving the Taiwan question by peaceful means. In the President's phone call with President Jiang, President Jiang assured him that the PRC's fundamental approach to resolving the Taiwan question remains peaceful reunification. It's no secret that a refusal to rule out or renounce the use of force is part of PRC's long-standing position on this. I'm not in a position to comment on every intelligence issue associated with this, but we do not have suggestions that there is a - as of today - a military mobilization going on. I can say that there have not been any extraordinary developments.
  • Taikonauts: Chinese bound for manned space flight July 18, 1999 BEIJING (AP) -- "They would be very foolish to do a manned flight before they do two unmanned ones," said Charles Vick of the Federation of American Scientists. "There will be problems."
  • CHINA / U-S / TAIWAN Voice of America 17 July 1999 -- CHINESE PRESIDENT JIANG ZEMIN HAS TOLD PRESIDENT CLINTON BEIJING WILL NOT RULE OUT THE USE OF FORCE AGAINST TAIWAN -- IF THE ISLAND TRIES TO CARVE OUT A SEPARATE IDENTITY.
  • WHAT DOES CHINA WANT? Voice of America 17 July 1999 -- WHILE IT NEEDS AMERICAN SUPPORT IN ITS BID TO ENTER THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION, CHINA HAS BEEN UNWILLING TO PATCH UP RELATIONS WITH THE U.S. SINCE THE ACCIDENTAL NATO BOMBING OF THE CHINESE EMBASSY IN BELGRADE. THIS SEEMINGLY CONTRADICTORY BEHAVIOR HAS SOME OBSERVERS WONDERING WHAT IT IS THAT CHINA REALLY WANTS.
  • CHINA / U-S Voice of America 16 July 1999 -- TALKS IN BEIJING BETWEEN CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES ON COMPENSATION FOR NATO'S BOMBING OF THE CHINESE EMBASSY IN YUGOSLAVIA HAVE ENDED WITHOUT A SETTLEMENT.
  • CHINA / TAIWAN Voice of America 16 July 1999 -- BEIJING APPEARED TO BE EASING ITS SABRE-RATTLING. THERE WERE NO VITRIOLIC COMMENTARIES IN THE STATE-CONTROLLED NEWS MEDIA. AND THE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHINA DAILY SEEMED TO OFFER A WAY OUT OF THE LATEST DISPUTE ACROSS THE TAIWAN STRAIT.
  • China admits bomb project BY PETE CAREY San Jose Mercury News July 16, 1999 -- In the absence of the threat of a large-scale land war, neutron bombs are no more useful than any other kind of nuclear weapon, such as the traditional bombs China is already known to possess. Neutron bombs would therefore serve no useful purpose in a war with Taiwan, said John Pike, an expert on China's nuclear arsenal at the Washington-based Federation of American Scientists. "The real issue now isn't whether they've got a neutron bomb, it's why on earth they would want to have one," he said.
  • China's neutron boast is ill-timed LIZ SLY CHICAGO TRIBUNE July 16, 1999 -- In the absence of the threat of a large-scale land war, neutron bombs are no more useful than any other kind of nuclear weapon, such as the traditional bombs China is already known to possess. Neutron bombs would therefore serve no useful purpose in a war with Taiwan, said John Pike of the Federation of American Scientists.
  • Chinese Say Cox Report Reflects Racial Discrimination July 15 (Xinhua) -- Zhao Qizheng, the director of China's State Council Information Office, said today at a press conference that the U.S. Congress's Cox Report was a total fabrication and that it was tainted with racial discrimination.
  • US Department of State Daily Press Briefing 15 July 1999 -- CHINA No surprise that China has a very small nuclear weapons capability. Question of neutron bomb addressed some time ago in Jeremiah report.
  • CHINA / TAIWAN Voice of America 15 July 1999 -- AN ANGRY COMMENTARY IN THE MILITARY NEWSPAPER "LIBERATION ARMY DAILY" -- SAYING CHINA'S ARMED FORCES ARE READY TO ATTACK TAIWAN TO UPHOLD BEIJING'S CLAIM TO THE ISLAND -- WAS PUBLISHED SIMULTANEOUSLY BY OTHER CHINESE NEWSPAPERS.
  • Facts Speak Louder Than Words and Lies Will Collapse by Themselves, a Chinese government rebuttal to the Cox Committee report on Chinese espionage, July 15. "In order to clarify the truth and air the facts, the Information Office of the State  Council has conducted further investigations of the issues raised in the report.... The conclusions of the report... are utterly absurd and do not hold water."
  • CHINA / BOMB Voice of America 15 July 1999 -- BEIJING SAYS IT HAS DEVELOPED THE TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE NEUTRON BOMBS -- AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT COMES AT A TENSE TIME FOR RELATIONS BETWEEN CHINA AND TAIWAN.
  • U-S - CHINA NEUTRON Voice of America 15 July 1999 -- THE U-S STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT SEES NO LINKAGE BETWEEN CHINA'S STATEMENT THAT IT CAN PRODUCE NEUTRON BOMBS AND THE CURRENT TENSION BETWEEN BEIJING AND TAIWAN.
  • CHINA / U-S COMPENSATION Voice of America 14 July 1999 -- A U-S DELEGATION IS ARRIVING IN BEIJING TO DISCUSS PAYMENTS FOR THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY NATO'S BOMBING OF THE CHINESE EMBASSY IN BELGRADE.
  • Remarks by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhu Bangzao on July 12 in response to Lee Teng-hui's flagrant declaration that defined the cross-Straits relations as "state-to-state relations" 12 July 1999 -- This flagrant declaration by Lee Tung-hui marks an extremely dangerous step he has taken on the separatist road and is an out-and-out negation of and serious provocation against the universally recognized one-China principle. There is only one China in the world and Taiwan is part of Chinese territory. We hereby warn Lee Teng-hui and the Taiwan authorities not to underestimate the firm resolve of the Chinese Government to safeguard state sovereignty, dignity and territorial integrity or the courage and strength of the Chinese people to fight against separation and Taiwan's independence.
  • CHINESE SONG PROPAGANDA Voice of America 09 July 1999 -- ONE OF COMMUNIST CHINA'S BEST KNOWN SONGS IS "THE EAST IS RED" -- A TRIBUTE TO FORMER CHAIRMAN MAO ZEDONG -- ORIGINALLY A POPULAR FOLK SONG CALLED "RIDE A WHITE HORSE."
  • CHINA / JAPAN Voice of America 09 July 1999 -- JAPAN AND CHINA HAVE SEALED AN AGREEMENT ON CHINA'S ENTRY TO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION.
  • 'ENGAGEMENT' WITH CHINA DOESN'T WORK. NOW WHAT? By Senator Jesse Helms (July 8, 1999 Wall Street Journal) Thanks to the Cox report's revelations, Americans now know that Communist China has moved almost overnight from a 1950s nuclear capability to the most modern, advanced technology in the American nuclear arsenal. The Chinese regime views America as an adversary, perhaps an outright enemy. We must bring Taiwan under a regional missile-defense umbrella that will protect the Taiwanese, and all U.S. allies in the region, from ballistic missile attack by China...
  • A TECHNICAL REASSESSMENT OF THE CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS OF THE COX COMMITTEE REPORT Memorandum To: Jack F. Kemp; From: James G. Prather. Ph.D -- July 8, 1999 -- A principal--certainly the most heralded--charge in the Cox Committee Report is that "The People's Republic of China's penetration of our national weapon laboratories spans at least the past several decades, and almost certainly continues today." That charge is, as of this writing, now widely accepted as being True. And yet, it is almost certainly not true.
  • US Department of State Daily Press Briefing 07 July 1999 -- CHINA Written Version of Under Secretary Pickering's Oral Presentation re Bombing of Embassy in Belgrade / Internal Review / US Compensation to Families / Transmittal of Written Report
  • CONGRESS-CHINA TRADE Voice of America 01 July 1999 -- CHINA'S CRITICS IN THE U-S CONGRESS ARE GEARING UP FOR ANOTHER BIG BATTLE ON TRADE. THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IS EXPECTED TO VOTE ON THE ISSUE LATER THIS MONTH.
  • U-S STRATEGY TOWARD CHINA Voice of America 01 July 1999 -- THE UNITED STATES MUST DEVELOP A CLEAR STRATEGY TOWARD CHINA. THE FAILURE OF THE UNITED STATES TO CLARIFY ITS POLICY HAS DRAWN IT INTO TWO WARS: THE KOREAN AND THE PERSIAN GULF. IN BOTH CASES, U-S POLICY MAKERS DID NOT ESTABLISH A CLEAR LINE THAT AGGRESSORS COULD NOT CROSS. NORTH KOREA AND IRAQ MISTAKENLY ASSUMED U-S SILENCE MEANT ACQUIESCENCE. WAR RESULTED. A LACK OF U-S CLARITY COULD MISLEAD BEIJING INTO TAKING DANGEROUS ACTIONS IN THE REGION.
  • Foreign Ministry News Briefing 01 July 1999 -- The Chinese side has time and again voiced its position on the Japan-US joint development of the TMD.

    June

  • CHINA / W-T-O Voice of America 29 June 1999 -- CHINESE MEMBERSHIP IN THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION WOULD GREATLY BENEFIT U-S CONSUMERS AND BUSINESSES. POLITICS -- NOT ECONOMICS -- WILL DETERMINE WHETHER CHINA OBTAINS ITS LONG-SOUGHT OBJECTIVE OF JOINING THE W-T-O.
  • CHINA / U-S RELATIONS Voice of America 25 June 1999 -- STRAINED RELATIONS BETWEEN CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES COULD HAVE SERIOUS REPERCUSSIONS IN THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA -- IN EVERYTHING FROM TRADE TO DECISION-MAKING IN THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL. EXPERTS ON ASIAN AFFAIRS SAY U-S / CHINA RELATIONS ARE NOT LIKELY TO IMPROVED ANYTIME SOON.
  • CHINA REACT / WORLD BANKVOICE OF AMERICA 24 June 1999 -- CHINA IS BLASTING THE UNITED STATES FOR OPPOSING A WORLD BANK LOAN TO ALLEVIATE POVERTY IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY. THE 160-MILLION DOLLAR LOAN COMES UP FOR A VOTE AT WORLD BANK HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON THURSDAY.
  • WORLD BANK CHINAVOICE OF AMERICA 24 June 1999 -- THE WORLD BANK POSTPONED A DECISION THURSDAY ON A 40-MILLION-DOLLAR LOAN THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN USED TO RESETTLE POOR CHINESE FARMERS IN AREAS POPULATED BY TIBETANS AND MONGOLIANS. A RELATED 120-MILLION-DOLLAR POVERTY REDUCTION LOAN FOR CHINA WAS APPROVED.
  • U.S. President's Personal Envoy in China to Present the U.S. Government's Report on Its Investigation into the Bombing of The Chinese Embassy in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 22 June 1999 -- The Chinese Government Emphasizes that the U.S. Side Must Give A Satisfactory Account and Explanation of the Incident
  • China's Position on TMD Beijing Review Vol. 42 No.25 June 21, 1999 -- China believes that the development , deployment and transfer of an anti-ballistic missile system with strategic defense potential cannot strengthen security and prevent missile proliferation, on the contrary, it will damage security, stimulate missile proliferation and violate the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • TMD--Source of Tension in the World - by Jian Taojie Beijing Review Vol. 42 No.25 June 21, 1999 -- By speeding up its TMD research and development, the United States is further widening the military gap, disturbing the strategic balance of today's world and harming global peace and stability. It also violates the Missile and Technology Control Regime set up in 1987, and will encourage the militarization of outer-space.
  • SENATE / CHINA SPYING VOICE OF AMERICA 19 June 1999 -- U-S SENATE REPUBLICANS SAY THE COUNTRY'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS LABS ARE STILL NOT SECURE, IN THE WAKE OF WHAT OFFICIALS CALL A MAJOR ESPIONAGE CASE.
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing 17 June 1999 -- CHINA Readout of Ambassador Pickering Meetings/ Departure Statement / Delegation was Treated with Tact and Courtesy / Compensation Offer / Bombing of Embassy Mistake / ASEAN Meetings / Chinese Compensation to U.S. Embassy in Beijing
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing 16 June 1999 -- CHINA -- Pickering in China to Provide Results of Detailed US Investigation into Accidental Bombing /Meeting With Foreign Minister Tang /Damage To US Embassy/Other Issues Such as WTO/Pickering's Travel Plans/Timing of Visit
  • U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS: 'IMPROVEMENTS WILL TAKE SOME TIME' USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report 15 June 1999 -- Commentators continued to weigh in on U.S.-China relations in the aftermath of the May 25 release 25 of the Cox report alleging Chinese nuclear espionage and of NATO's mistaken bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade earlier last month. Those events, along with another landmark date--the 10th anniversary of China's crackdown on democracy activists in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989--served as bellwethers for analysts assessing the status of U.S.-China ties. Most agreed with a Belgian pundit's assessment that relations between Washington and Beijing were at their "lowest ebb" in recent memory. Many also echoed the view of an independent Hong Kong daily in concluding that the seeds of a new "cold war" between the U.S. and China may have been sown "in the hearts" of Chinese and American citizens, and that only the economic self-interests of both sides might prevent the current "sour" relations from deteriorating even further.
  • The China Connection - Why Clinton-Gore Cannot Be Trusted with National Security By Congressman Curt Weldon RNC's Rising Tide Summer 1999 -- The Chinese espionage scandal and wholesale auctioning of sensitive technologies to China should erase any doubt in the minds of Americans that President Bill Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore are not to be trusted with our country's national security.
  • Cox Report Details Damage to U.S. National Security By Congressman Curt Weldon - June 14, 1999 -- As the report details, the damage was compounded by a conscious and unprecedented effort by the Clinton-Gore Administration to allow the export and sale of our nation's most sensitive technologies -- benefitting major Democratic campaign contributors -- to foreign nations, including China.
  • What Are the Coxs Exerting Themselves After? People's Daily 14/06/1999 -- Chinese scientists have the wisdom to develop nuclear weaponry of their own. An intelligent group of people, they have the power and ability. They have been well educated. It holds no water for the "Cox Report" to say China commits 'theft of nuclear secrets'.
  • China Stays In the Race - Launch Program Recovers After a String of Setbacks By Ted Plafker International Herald TribuneJune 14, 1999 -- According to John Pike, an expert on China's space program with the Federation of American Scientists, China in the past two years has ''largely but not completely recovered'' its reputation as a reliable launch service provider.
  • Energy Secretary Delays Disciplining Staff Over Spy Case The New York Times 10 June 1999 -- Energy Secretary Bill Richardson has put off for at least a month disciplining or firing any Energy Department employees as a result of the mishandling of the espionage investigation at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Richardson decided to delay any reprimands after he received an internal review that he believed did not hold enough senior officials at Energy Department headquarters accountable for the blunders in the Los Alamos spy case.
  • U.S. Adds 6 Chinese Sites to List That Alerts Computer Sellers The New York Times 10 June 1999 -- In an effort to prevent sensitive technology from being used by the Chinese military, the Commerce Department has told exporters that shipments to six missile and nuclear sites in China will require Federal approval.
  • TEXT: COX AMENDMENT ON EXPORT, PROLIFERATION CONTROLS FOR CHINA USIA 10 June 1999 -- Representative Christopher Cox (Republican of California) introduced an amendment to the Defense Department authorization bill June 8 concerning proliferation and export control matters vis-a-vis the People's Republic of China (PRC).
  • Weldon Pushes for Increased Defense Department Oversight of U.S. Export Licensing and Policy June 9, 1999 -- Clinton-Gore Administration Approved Export of Sensitive Technologies to China.
  • CONGRESS-DEFENSE-CHINA Voice of America 09 June 1999 -- HOUSE MEMBERS ARE WORKING ON A BILL THAT ESTABLISHES POLICY GUIDELINES FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS. THE SPY ALLEGATIONS AGAINST CHINA AND THE PROSPECTS FOR PEACE IN THE BALKANS ARE DOMINATING THEIR DELIBERATIONS.
  • TIANANMEN: TEN YEARS LATER Voice of America 05 June 1999 -- Three panelists discuss the Chinese government's repression of the student demonstration at Tianamen Square. The panelists also discuss US policy towards China during and after the incident.
  • Read Cox report for early summer fiction Chong Zi China Daily 04 June 1999 - Cox report is a fiction whipped up to stir anti-China sentiment in the United States and distract the attention of the people in the United States and the world from US-led NATO's barbarous missile raids on the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, said Chinese experts in nuclear and space technologies in Beijing.
  • TIANANMEN VIGIL Voice of America 04 June 1999 -- TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED IN HONG KONG TODAY (FRIDAY) TO COMMEMORATE THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHINA'S CRACKDOWN ON THE TIANANMEN SQUARE PRO-DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT.
  • CHINA / TIANANMEN Voice of America 04 June 1999 -- THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF CHINA'S CRUSHING OF PRO-DEMOCRACY DEMONSTRATIONS IN AND AROUND BEIJING'S TIANANMEN SQUARE WAS GENERALLY QUIET, ALTHOUGH POLICE HUSTLED AWAY AT LEAST TWO PROTESTERS IN THE SQUARE'S VICINITY. THE POLICE PRESENCE AROUND THE SQUARE WAS BOOSTED
  • TIANANMEN / WASHINGTON Voice of America 03 June 1999 -- MEMBERS OF THE FREE CHINA MOVEMENT HAVE GATHERED OUTSIDE THE CHINESE EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON TO MARK THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CRACKDOWN ON THE TIANANMEN SQUARE PRO-DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT. THE ACTIVISTS LAUNCHED A NEW APPEAL FOR POLITICAL REFORMS IN CHINA.
  • TIANANMEN ACCOUNTS Voice of America 03 June 1999 -- COMMEMORATIONS MARKING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHINA'S CRACKDOWN ON THE TIANANMEN SQUARE PRO-DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT ARE BEING HELD THIS WEEK IN HONG KONG. A GROUP OF JOURNALISTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS GATHERED (THURSDAY) TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY WITNESSED DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF JUNE FOURTH 1989.
  • TIANANMEN ANNIV / DISSIDENTS REMEMBER Voice of America 03 June 1999 -- TEN-YEARS AGO, ON THE NIGHT OF JUNE 3RD TO 4TH, CHINESE SOLDIERS AND TANKS MOVED THROUGH THE STREETS OF BEIJING, CLEARING THE CITY OF PROTESTERS. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND MANY MORE INJURED IN THE ARMY OPERATION THAT BROUGHT AN END TO NEARLY TWO-MONTHS OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATIONS.
  • HONG KONG / TIANANMEN Voice of America 03 June 1999 -- THERE HAS BEEN A WHIRL OF ACTIVITY IN HONG KONG IN PREPARATION FOR THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JUNE FOURTH TIANANMEN SQUARE CRACKDOWN. LOCAL ACTIVISTS ARE USING HONG KONG'S CLOSE TIES AND PROXIMITY TO THE CHINESE MAINLAND TO TRY TO KEEP CHINA'S DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT ALIVE.
  • CHINA: TRADE & ESPIONAGE Voice of America 03 June 1999 -- PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS RENEWED NORMAL TRADE RELATIONS WITH CHINA FOR ANOTHER YEAR, A MOVE THAT ALWAYS GENERATES CONTROVERSY IN WASHINGTON. THE FIGHT IS LIKELY TO BE MORE INTENSE THAN USUAL BECAUSE OF PROBLEMS IN SINO-U-S RELATIONS -- INCLUDING A MUCH-PUBLICIZED REPORT THAT BEIJING STOLE SECRETS OF AMERICA'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
  • CHINA/TIANANMEN-STUDENTS Voice of America 03 June 1999 -- TEN YEARS AGO CHINESE ARMY TROOPS CRUSHED A STUDENT-LED, DEMONSTRATION ON TIANANMEN SQUARE. SINCE THEN STUDENTS HAD NOT PARTICIPATED IN LARGE-SCALE PROTESTS, UNTIL LAST MONTH'S MONTH'S VIOLENT ANTI-U-S AND ANTI-NATO DEMONSTRATIONS. THIS IS A LOOK AT WHAT HAS CHANGED AND WHAT HAS REMAINED THE SAME
  • CHINA-NORMAL TRADE STATUS Voice of America 03 June 1999 -- PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS RENEWED FOR ONE YEAR CHINA'S "NORMAL TRADE RELATIONS" WITH THE UNITED STATES. THE CHINA TRADE ISSUE COMES AT A TIME OF INCREASED TENSION BETWEEN WASHINGTON AND BEIJING.
  • CHINA / TIANANMEN Voice of America 03 June 1999 -- ON THE EVE OF THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CRACKDOWN ON PRO-DEMOCRACY DEMONSTRATORS NEAR BEIJING'S TIANANMEN SQUARE, THE CHINESE GOVERNMMENT IS CLAMPING DOWN ON ANY POTENTIAL SIGN OF REMEMBRANCE.
  • STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT June 3, 1999 -- I have decided to renew Normal Trade Relations (NTR) status with China, so that we will continue to extend to China the same trade treatment we provide to virtually every other country on Earth.
  • U.S. CHINA TIES: FROM 'WARM' TO 'ARCTIC' AFTER COX REPORT; IS NEW 'COLD WAR' BREWING? USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report June 2, 1999 -- In the aftermath of the release last week of the Cox report outlining charges of Chinese nuclear espionage, analysts from nearly all quarters of the globe perceived U.S.-China ties as having reached a new, "low ebb," one which, in their view, might have serious repercussions for global stability. Those adopting this interpretation--which included observers throughout Europe and East Asia--determined that "frightening knowledge" had fallen into the hands of the Chinese, and worried that the "backlash" unleashed among "hard-liners" in the U.S. and China might prove "difficult to control," thereby sending bilateral ties into a "long downward spiral."
  • TIANANMEN ANNIV / US-CHINA-HUMAN RIGHTS Voice of America 02 June 1999 -- IN THE 10-YEARS SINCE THE CRACKDOWN ON THE TIANANMEN SQUARE PROTEST MOVEMENT, CONCERN OVER HUMAN RIGHTS HAS BEEN AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN DETERMINING THE DIRECTION OF U-S POLICY TOWARD CHINA. ANALYSTS DO NOT AGREE ON HOW THE HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE SHOULD PLAY IN THE BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP.
  • CHINA / JUNE FOURTH / COURT Voice of America 01 June 1999 -- THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHINA'S VIOLENT SUPPRESSION OF THE PRO-DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT WAS MARKED TODAY (TUESDAY) IN NEW YORK. POLITICAL DISSIDENTS AND RELATIVES OF PEOPLE KILLED IN THE CRACKDOWN ARE CALLING FOR A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE INCIDENT AND THE REVERSAL OF THE GOVERNMENT'S OFFICIAL VERDICT ON THE MATTER.
  • CHINA/ U-S/ HUMAN RIGHTS Voice of America 01 June 1999 -- IN ANSWERING A CHALLENGE FROM A CHINESE GOVERNMENT REPORTER, A LEADING DISSIDENT SAYS THE NATO BOMBING OF THE CHINESE EMBASSY IN BELGRADE DID NOT RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS. AT THE SAME TIME, WEI JINGSHENG SAYS CHINA'S REACTION WAS THE REAL HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION.
  • CHINA / U-S Voice of America 01 June 1999 -- CHINA HAS SHARPENED ITS CRITICISM OF THE UNITED STATES, CALLING THE INDICTMENT OF YUGOSLAVIA'S PRESIDENT FOR WAR CRIMES A U-S PLOT AND DEMANDING THAT WASHINGTON CANCEL A WEAPONS SALE TO TAIWAN. WESTERN DIPLOMATS IN BEIJING COMPLAIN CHINA IS SENDING MIXED SIGNALS ABOUT HOW AND WHEN IT WANTS TO REBUILD RELATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES.
  • Moneyline News Hour with Lou Dobbs June 1, 1999 - 6:30 p.m. ET -- China's government staged a "show and tell" in Beijing, highlighting Web sites from groups such as the Federation of American Scientists. You can find information about U.S. nuclear weapons on the Internet, including weights and other dimensions of various warheads and weapons, under banners such as "bombs for beginners," but nothing on the Internet comes even close to what the Chinese claim they found.
  • China Says Nuke Data Is On Web Internet News 01 June 1999 -- In a seething attack on the Cox Report, the Chinese government yesterday declared that performance data on US nuclear warheads was available on the Web and in printed publications. The FAS website provides users with a "Complete List of All U.S. Nuclear Weapons".
  • China tells tale of Web 'secrets' Voice of America LIZ SLY Chicago Tribune June 1, 1999 -- A representative of China's state-run Internet company first visited the site of the Federation of American Scientists and clicked on a variety of pictures and charts describing the U.S. nuclear warheads China is alleged to have stolen.
  • To Make a Point, China Downloads U.S. Arms Data By Michael Laris Washington Post Tuesday, June 1, 1999; Page A10 -- Web surfer Fang Nan sat before his Chinese government-issue Compaq Presario computer this afternoon, pointed his Microsoft Internet Explorer browser to an Internet address in the United States and began downloading sophisticated technical details about advanced U.S. nuclear warheads. Fang logged on to the Internet and immediately bounced to the Web page of the Federation of American Scientists. The results of Fang's efforts, including a list of every U.S. nuclear weapon and its specifications, were projected on a large screen. Charles Ferguson, a senior research analyst at the federation, said the site provides "a wealth of information on nuclear weapons, but we don't have a manual for how to produce them or anything like that."
  • China Blasts Cox Report as 'Prejudice,' Suggests Data Are Available on Internet By MATT FORNEY Wall Street Journal June 1, 1999 -- Much of the demonstration took place on the home page of the American Federation of Scientists, a nonprofit organization created by scientists once involved in the Manhattan Project, which produced the first U.S. atomic bomb during World War II. The site does not provide enough information to build a nuclear device, despite such headings as "Bombs for Beginners."
  • TRANSCRIPT: EXPORT-CONTROL AMENDMENT ADOPTED IN SENATE USIA 01 June 1999 -- The Senate has adopted a broad package of measures -- mostly aimed at China -- that would tighten restrictions on exports of sensitive technology and increase security at U.S. nuclear laboratories.
  • EXPLOSIVE REACTIONS Scintific American June 1999 -- A backlash from a nuclear espionage case might hurt science and do little to bolster national security. "No secret stays secret forever," remarks arms-control expert Frank N. von Hippel of Princeton University. He and Steven Aftergood, a secrecy analyst at the Federation of American Scientists, cite a July 1970 report by a task force that included such physics giants as Frederick Seitz and Edward Teller. It concluded that "it is unlikely that classified information will remain secure for periods as long as five years." Aftergood remarks "The incremental growth in threat to the U.S. to me seems vanishingly small."

    May

  • China Says U.S. Nuclear 'Secrets' Are On Internet By Matt Pottinger BEIJING (Reuters) Monday May 31 7:41 AM ET - China sneered Monday at allegations it stole U.S. nuclear weapons secrets, saying warhead technology is readily available in libraries and on the Internet. ``Performance data on the seven types of nuclear warheads ... have long been openly published in the United States,'' cabinet spokesman Zhao Qizheng told reporters. At a Web site registered to the Federation of American Scientists (http:/www.fas.org), he showed graphics and data on the dimensions and yields of nuclear bombs included in the Cox report.
  • State Council on Cox Report Voice of America Beijing Zhongguo Xinwen She -- 31 May 1999 Comparative version of report on State Council Information Office Director Zhao Qizheng criticizing US "Cox Report," originally filed from Beijing Xinhua Domestic in Chinese.
  • U.S.-Concocted "Cox Report" A Farce to Instigate Anti-China Feelings, Undermine Sino-U.S. Relations: Zhao Qizheng BEIJING, May 31 (Xinhua) Performance data on the seven types of nuclear warheads -- W56, W62, W70, W76, W78, W87 and W88 -- have long been openly published in the United States, he said. For instance, the U.S. Nuclear Forces and Capability, the first volume of the Nuclear Weapons Databook, written by Thomas B. Cochran and other in 1984, and U.S. Nuclear Weapons: The Secret History, written by Chuck Hansen in 1988, all make a detailed introduction to the aforementioned nuclear warheads. Moreover, in recent years, performance data about various types of nuclear warheads, ranging from the early MK-1 to the latest W88, can easily be found on the Internet.
  • Report finds China shared U.S. secrets Lincoln Journal Star Monday, May. 31, 1999 -- Charles Ferguson, an analyst for the Federation of American Scientists, a Washington-based think tank. Ferguson is a physicist, former naval officer and Los Alamos weapons lab scientist said, "It still leaves one wondering how much information China has and how useful it is."
  • Analysts: China's nukes not a threat By Eric Rosenberg San Francisco Examiner Monday, May 31, 1999 -- "If China has greater confidence in its arsenal, that would contribute to greater stability with the United States," said Steven Aftergood, a nuclear weapons analyst with the Federation of American Scientists, a nonpartisan military research organization.
  • The US-Concocted "Cox Report": A Farce to Instigate Anti-China Feelings and Undermine Sino-US Relations Zhao Qizheng, Minister of Information Office of the State Council (May 31, 1999) A number of American anti-China politicians, represented by Christopher Cox, dished out a tedious so-called investigation report on May 25, after more than half a year of careful scheming. The Chinese Government and people are strongly indignant over this groundless attack that fabricates facts and confuses black and white.
  • CHINA / U-S Voice of America 31 May 1999 -- USING WORDS LIKE "ABSURD", "RIDICULOUS" AND "NONSENSE", CHINESE CABINET SPOKESMAN ZHAO QIZHENG DISPARAGED THE CONGRESSIONAL REPORT MONDAY, CALLING IT A FARCE TO INSTIGATE ANTI-CHINA FEELINGS AND UNDERMINE SINO/U-S RELATIONS. HE SAYS BLUEPRINTS OF NUCLEAR WARHEADS AND OTHER U-S WEAPONS ARE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE AND CAN EVEN BE ACCESSED ON THE INTERNET.
  • TIANANMEN ANNIV / CHINESE PROTESTS TODAY Voice of America 31 May 1999 -- TEN YEARS AFTER THE CHINESE ARMY CRACKDOWN ON THE 1989 TIANANMEN SQUARE DEMONSTRATIONS, MOST LEADERS OF THOSE PROTESTS ARE EITHER IN PRISON OR LIVING IN EXILE.
  • U-S NUCLEAR SPYING Voice of America 30 May 1999 -- THE U-S ENERGY SECRETARY SAYS HE WILL SOON FIRE SOME EMPLOYEES IN THE WAKE OF ALLEGATIONS ABOUT CHINESE SPYING AT NUCLEAR WEAPONS LABS.
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing MAY 28, 1999 -- We believe that China is not the Soviet Union. China has a billion people with a thriving market-based economy in many respects. That is very different from the Soviet Union. We believe the information flowing in and out of China is massively different than the Soviet Union. We believe that China has not had expansionist tendencies to the extent the Soviet Union did in supporting secessionist, guerrilla and terrorist organizations around the world.
  • Errors in the Cox Report Chen Lan 28 May 1999 -- Following is the basic fact errors in Chapter 4 (PRC Missile and Space Forces), the Cox Report. These low level errors should have been avoided if they did the works a little more seriously.
  • Errors in the Cox Report Mark Wade 28 May 1999 -- I was quite startled by the allegation, attributed to a 'classified briefing', that Tsien was working on the Titan I. I find it very hard to believe how such work could be linked specifically to the Titan I as opposed to Atlas, let alone the inference that the DF-5 is somehow a 'copy' of a Titan I.
  • Pushed to a Wall by Lawmakers, Reno Defends Herself By DAVID JOHNSTON The New York Times 28 May 1999 -- In an unusual defense of her handling of a nuclear espionage case, Attorney General Janet Reno said that she was never fully informed of a dispute between the Justice Department and the FBI over a proposal to wiretap a scientist suspected of spying for China.
  • Chinese Press in Full Attack on Cox Report The New York Times 28 May 1999 -- China's official press on Thursday attacked the credibility of the congressional report accusing China of extensive military espionage, asserting that "the specter of McCarthyism looms large in the Cox report."
  • Energy Aide in Spying Case to Be Honored The New York Times 28 May 1999 -- Notra Trulock, the Energy Department intelligence official who first raised the alarm about China's theft of American nuclear secrets will receive a special award Friday from Energy Secretary Bill Richardson for persisting in his inquiry despite numerous bureaucratic roadblocks.
  • On New Development of US Hegemonism Peoples Daily 27 May 1999 -- After the break-up of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the United States, being the only superpower in the world and relying on its mighty economic, technological and military strength, has been putting on airs and swaggering about and considering itself unexcelled in the world. Its ambition of seeking domination of the world has rapidly swelled. To guarantee its absolute superiority in the military area, the United States has published its national missile defense system (NMD) plan.
  • Politics: Legislators Ask Pause in Relations With China The New York Times 27 May 1999 -- Members of Congress from both parties pressed Wednesday for a pause in relations with China and a reversal of years of liberalized high-technology sales to Beijing, arguing that evidence of Chinese espionage undercuts the Clinton Administration's policy of engagement.
  • The Attorney General: If Lawmakers Call for Blood, They May End Up With Reno's The New York Times 27 May 1999 -- The internal security unit, staffed by the Government's most experienced espionage prosecutors, was barred from even knowing about such cases under a rule adopted after the prosecution of Aldrich H. Ames. That rule was designed to prevent the intermingling of intelligence with criminal evidence, so that any case the Justice Department ultimately brought would not be tainted by evidence collected solely for intelligence purposes. Under the rule, the F.B.I. cannot discuss counterintelligence cases with criminal prosecutors until investigators have enough evidence of their own to bring a case. In the Wen Ho Lee case, the rule meant that investigators and prosecutors did not consult each other.
  • WEEKLY PRESS BRIEFING WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON, D.C. 9:29 A.M. EDT THURSDAY, MAY 27, 1999 -- To protect national security while guarding the liberty of its people, Congress passed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in 1979. This act is known as FISA, and it requires that before the government can wiretap or conduct an electronic surveillance of a United States citizen for intelligence purposes, it must obtain approval from a judge by presenting evidence sufficient to show probable cause to believe certain things. Those certain facts are that a particular U.S. person knowingly engages in clandestine intelligence-gathering activities on behalf of a foreign power, which may involve a violation of the criminal statutes of the United States. Congress required this specific showing for a very good reason; it wanted to protect the rights of U.S. citizens to be free from unreasonable searches, as guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment. In the investigation of espionage at the Department of Energy laboratories, the department was asked whether surveillance or wiretaps could be authorized. Based on the facts reported to us in 1997, the department determined that the evidence was insufficient to support a finding of probable cause
  • CHINA / U-S RELATIONS Voice of America 27 May 1999 -- RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA HAVE SHARPLY DETERIORATED SINCE NATO'S MISTAKEN BOMBING OF THE CHINESE EMBASSY IN BELGRADE AND THE ALLEGATIONS FROM WASHINGTON ABOUT CHINESE SPYING.
  • CHINA / U-S Voice of America 27 May 1999 -- CHINA HAS SHRUGGED OFF CALLS BY TOP U-S LEGISLATORS TO FREEZE NEGOTIATIONS ON BEIJING'S ENTRY INTO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION. CHINA SEEMS TO HAVE HARDENED ITS STANCE ON W-T-O MEMBERSHIP.
  • Experts: Threat minimal, Espionage storm drowns out those who say the crisis is overblown by John Diamond Associated Press 27 May 1999 -- Steve Aftergood, of the Federation of American Scientists, said even if they were stolen, the codes - numerical representations of nuclear explosions - are of limited value.
  • BYLINER: ENGAGEMENT WITHOUT ILLUSIONS (Sen. Max Baucus on U.S.-China relations, Cox Report) ( May 27, Washington Post) With the release of the Cox report, it is important that we not allow the passions of the moment to overwhelm our objectivity. We must analyze what has happened during the past 20 years, understand the report's conclusions and recommendations and determine what actions we need to take to ensure our national security and maximize our trade and economic interests with China.
  • U-S - CHINA SPYING Voice of America 27 May 1999 -- NEWSPAPERS AROUND THE WORLD ARE COMMENTING ABOUT THE FINDINGS OF A 700-PAGE REPORT FROM THE U-S CONGRESS ABOUT ALLEGATIONS THAT CHINA STOLE U-S NUCLEAR SECRETS.
  • MORE ON U-S / CHINA SPYING Voice of America 27 May 1999 -- EDITORIAL WRITERS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE CONTINUING TO COMMENT ON THE RELEASE TUESDAY OF A CONGRESSIONAL REPORT ALLEGING CHINA HAS STOLEN U-S NUCLEAR WEAPONS SECRETS.
  • WELDON RELEASES NEW CHINA INFORMATION May 27, 1999 -- Congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA) today detailed an extensive network of Chinese front groups and influence-peddling in order to gain access to America's most sensitive technology. In addition, he laid out a series of Clinton-Gore Administration decisions that made it easier for China to acquire critical technology.
  • What the Charts Show Representative Curt Weldon May 27, 1999 -- The two charts together reveal, among other things: A systematic, well planned effort by the Chinese military at the highest levels to target and acquire technology for military modernization. That the targeting effort and financing to acquire the technology and buy influence at the highest levels of US Government were planned and implemented by Chinese military Intelligence through the second department under the General Staff Department (GSD).
  • Chronology of Chinese Weapons-Related Technology Transfers In Wake of Cox Report, Failure of Clinton-Gore Administration to Provide Adequate Controls on Technology, Weldon Offers Amendments to Strengthen Oversight Role of Department of Defense
  • Weldon to Present New Details on China Tech Transfers RELEASE May 26, 1999 -- Press conference to provide new details on the links between the Clinton Administration's relaxation of export controls on sensitive U.S. technologies, PLA front companies, influence peddling, and campaign contributions.
  • U.S.-CHINA: AFTERMATH OF EMBASSY BOMBING, COX REPORT FINDINGS USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report - 26 May 1999 -- The release of the 700-page report of the House Select Committee's probe into allegations that China has stolen U.S. nuclear secrets over a period of decades set off alarm bells on editorial pages overseas. Commentators from all regions judged that U.S.-China ties, already severely strained by NATO's mistaken bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade on May 7, would certainly suffer further damage in the aftermath of the report's publication.
  • RENO / CHINA PROBE Voice of America 26 May 1999 -- ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO SAYS SHE HAS NO PLANS TO RESIGN IN THE WAKE OF CRITICISM OF HER HANDLING OF THE INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGED CHINESE ESPIONAGE AT U-S NUCLEAR WEAPONS RESEARCH LABORATORIES.
  • TEXT: LETTER FROM LAWMAKERS TO CLINTON ON CHINA/WTO 26 May 1999 -- The Clinton Administration found its engagement policy toward the People's Republic of China under bipartisan assault in a letter from lawmakers to President Clinton May 26 calling for a "time-out" in China's bid to gain accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
  • Threat to U.S. is slight, experts say BY STEVE GOLDSTEIN San Jose Mercury News May 26, 1999 -- ``It is a remarkably leisurely modernization of their weapons systems,'' said John Pike of the Federation of American Scientists, ``and I cannot detect any acceleration of their efforts.''
  • CHINA / U-S NUCLEAR SECRETS Voice of America 26 May 1999 -- MANY U-S NEWSPAPERS ARE COMMENTING ABOUT THE CONGRESSIONAL REPORT ACCUSING CHINA OF STEALING NUCLEAR DATA. PERHAPS THE MOST INTERESTING ASPECT OF THE REPORT IS ITS EFFECT ON AMERICAN POLICIES TOWARD CHINA.
  • CONGRESS-CHINA Voice of America 26 May 1999 -- THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE, (NEW YORK) REPUBLICAN BENJAMIN GILMAN, SAYS A BILL TO TIGHTEN CONTROLS ON EXPORTS OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTERS IS A PRIORITY.
  • CONGRESS-CHINA NUKE Voice of America 26 May 1999 -- CONTROVERSY CONTINUES IN WASHINGTON OVER THE ALLEGED CHINESE SPYING CAMPAIGN DESCRIBED BY A LENGTHY CONGRESSIONAL REPORT. THE SENATE IS CONSIDERING HOW TO STRENGTHEN SECURITY AND TIGHTEN CONTROLS OVER EXPORTS - AND THE ENTIRE DEBATE IS TAKING ON A MORE PARTISAN TONE.
  • TIANANMEN ANNIV / HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE Voice of America 26 May 1999 -- FOR NEARLY TWO MONTHS IN 1989, CHINESE STUDENTS AND WORKERS DEMONSTRATED IN BEIJING AND SEVERAL OTHER CITIES. THEY WERE DEMANDING MORE OPENNESS AND MORE DEMOCRACY IN CHINA. ON JUNE 4TH, CHINESE LEADERS SENT THE ARMY INTO BEIJING TO CLEAR AWAY THE PROTESTERS.
  • Spying Charges Against Beijing Are Spelled Out by House Panel By JEFF GERTH AND JAMES RISEN The New York Times 26 May 1999 -- A long-awaited Congressional report that describes a pattern of systematic and successful Chinese espionage to learn American nuclear secrets was released, and President Clinton said he agreed that national security should be improved.
  • President's Sober Response Assures Public of Security Measures By JOHN M. BRODER The New York Times 26 May 1999 -- The White House responded in a low-key and respectful manner to the release of the Cox Committee report on Chinese nuclear espionage, acknowledging that a serious security breach exists while assuring Congress and the public that the Administration is working hard to improve security.
  • Questions: How Right Is Report? Caveats by Experts The New York Times 26 May 1999 -- Assessing which part of China's nuclear know-how came from espionage is like trying to unscramble an egg, intelligence officials say. "The report draws some conclusions in the public version that go beyond what you can conclude from the classified version," said Senator John Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat. "There is some language that is stronger than the facts" in the unclassified version, he said. The committee's ranking Democrat, Norm Dicks of Washington, said "the conclusions of the report have been written in a worst-case fashion."
  • The Denial: China Labels Spying Claims 'Groundless' The New York Times 26 May 1999 -- Accusations that Chinese spies stole nuclear weapon designs and missile technology from the United States are "totally groundless," China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. "Their goal is to spread the theory of a 'China threat' and divert attention from the embassy bombing."
  • Links: Fund-Raising Figure Had Spy Case Role The New York Times 26 May 1999 -- The Cox report says that Johnny Chung, a Chinese-American at the heart of the campaign finance controversy, was given $300,000 by two Chinese military officials in an apparent effort to establish one of them, the daughter of a Chinese general, in the United States so she could acquire American technology.
  • Comments on Cox Report Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People's Republic of China 25 May 1999 -- China has developed a limited nuclear capability through self-reliance. The allegations about the so-called China's "theft" of nuclear weapons and missile secrets are sheer fabrications out of ulterior political motives.
  • DoD News Briefing Tuesday, May 25, 1999 -- The distance between the U.S. and the Chinese is huge. We have a strategic nuclear arsenal of about, I think around 6,000 nuclear weapons at this stage. They have approximately 20 missiles that may be able to strike the United States, so there's a huge imbalance.
  • REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT May 25, 1999 -- Like many other countries, China seeks to acquire our sensitive information and technology. We have a solemn obligation to protect such national security information and we have to do more to do it.
  • WHITE HOUSE RESPONSE TO COX REPORT May 25, 1999 -- The Clinton Administration agrees with the substance of nearly all the recommendations made in the report of the Select Committee on U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with The People's Republic of China -- also called the Cox Report.
  • WHITE HOUSE ON CHINA SPY REPORT May 25, 1999 -- The Clinton Administration and the House Select Committee on Intelligence share the common objective of ensuring that U.S. national secrets are protected and that civilian technology is not diverted for military purposes, the White House said in a May 25 statement.
  • Cox report conclusions questionable Cato Institute News Memo 25 May 1999 -- Conservative Republicans-looking for a new enemy to fight after the Cold War ended-have hyped the questionable assertion that this is the most egregious case of espionage in U.S. history. Yet the effects on U.S. security may be overblown.
  • CONGRESS-CHINA Voice of America 25 May 1999 -- MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WILL GET A CHANCE WEDNESDAY TO QUESTION THE TWO MEN WHO LED THE HOUSE INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATIONS OF CHINESE ESPIONAGE AT AMERICAN NUCLEAR-WEAPONS LABORATORIES.
  • CLINTON / CHINA ESPIONAGE Voice of America 25 May 1999 -- PRESIDENT CLINTON SAYS HE WILL NOT ABANDON HIS POLICY OF ENGAGEMENT WITH BEIJING, DESPITE THE RELEASE OF A HOUSE (SELECT) COMMITTEE REPORT ALLEGING A MASSIVE CHINESE EFFORT TO ACQUIRE SENSITIVE U-S NUCLEAR WEAPONS INFORMATION.
  • CHINA / U-S / SPYING Voice of America 25 May 1999 -- CHINA HAS REJECTED, AS UNFOUNDED, A U-S CONGRESSIONAL REPORT THAT SAYS BEIJING STOLE U-S NUCLEAR SECRETS. CHINA SAYS THE REPORT BY A SPECIAL CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE IS AIMED AT STIRRING UP ANTI-CHINESE FEELINGS AMONG AMERICANS.
  • CHINA SPYING / IMPACT Voice of America 25 May 1999 -- ASIDE FROM THE DEFENSE IMPLICATIONS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL REPORT ON CHINESE NUCLEAR SPYING, THERE ARE CONCERNS ABOUT LONG-TERM EFFECTS ON SINO-AMERICAN RELATIONS.
  • CHINA SECURITY IMPACT Voice of America 25 May 1999 -- TOP PENTAGON OFFICIALS SAY THE NEW CONGRESSIONAL REPORT ALLEGING CHINESE SPIES STOLE U-S NUCLEAR WEAPONS SECRETS IS VERY DISTURBING. BUT THE OFFICIALS SAY THAT INFORMATION HAS NOT YET BROUGHT MAJOR CHANGES IN THE NUMBER, ACCURACY OR POWER OF THE WARHEADS CHINA COULD FIRE AT THE UNITED STATES.
  • CHINA / CAPITOL HILL Voice of America 25 May 1999 -- A NEW CONGRESSIONAL REPORT SAYS CHINA STOLE SECRET INFORMATION ABOUT AMERICA'S MOST SOPHISTICATED NUCLEAR WEAPONS. NORMAN DICKS PARTS WAYS WITH CHAIRMAN COX ON THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE DONE TO U-S NATIONAL SECURITY.
  • Nuclear Thriller With Ending as Yet Unwritten By TIM WEINER The New York Times 25 May 1999 -- The Congressional report on Chinese espionage is about to be issued. Some officials at the Energy Department are challenging the findings that China stole nuclear weapons data and that the espionage is continuing at Government laboratories.
  • TEXT: HOUSE RESOLUTION ON TIANANMEN 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY 25 May 1999 -- The U.S. House of Representatives on May 25 voted 418-0 for a resolution condemning ongoing human rights abuses in China, and called on the People's Republic of China (PRC) to launch an investigation into governmental abuses related to the killing of peaceful Chinese demonstrators in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.
  • TEXT: ENERGY SECRETARY RICHARDSON REMARKS ON COX REPORT 25 May 1999 -- The recent House Select Committee report on China's efforts to acquire sensitive U.S. technology, also known as the Cox Report, underscores the importance of the aggressive actions the Department of Energy has taken to strengthen counterintelligence and security at national laboratories, according to Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson.
  • RENO UNDER FIRE Voice of America 24 May 1999 -- CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS ARE CALLING ON U-S ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO TO RESIGN IN THE WAKE OF WHAT THEY REGARD AS A BOTCHED INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGED CHINESE ESPIONAGE AT U-S NUCLEAR WEAPONS RESEARCH LABORATORIES.
  • CONGRESS / CHINA / NUCLEAR Voice of America 24 May 1999 -- A U-S CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE IS ABOUT TO UNVEIL A REPORT ON ALLEGED CHINESE SPYING AT AMERICA'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS LABS AND ELSEWHERE. THOUGH MUCH OF THE INFORMATION IS ALREADY KNOWN, THE RELEASE IS LIKELY TO BRING MORE POLITICAL PROBLEMS FOR THE WHITE HOUSE.
  • U-S / CHINA ESPIONAGE Voice of America 24 May 1999 -- PRESIDENT CLINTON CONTINUES TO SUPPORT ATTORNEY GENERAL, JANET RENO, DESPITE CONGRESSIONAL CALLS FOR HER RESIGNATION OVER THE HANDLING OF A CHINESE NUCLEAR ESPIONAGE PROBE.
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing MAY 24, 1999 -- We have never had any illusions about the fact that China would like to get its hands on our military technologies, and that's why we have worked so hard to put in place very careful controls over military technology. And at the appropriate time after these briefings occurred, the President signed a directive to invigorate and clamp down on potential security breaches at the labs.
  • STATEMENT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO ON THE LOS ALAMOS LABORATORY MATTER MONDAY, MAY 24, 1999 -- I have the awesome responsibility to determine whether to authorize government intrusion into the lives of American citizens. But the Justice Department has not -- nor will it -- authorize such intrusions when, as in this case, the standards of the Constitution and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) have not been met.
  • White House Briefing May 24, 1999 -- I think finger-pointing is a popular spectator sport and participative sport here in Washington. The bottom line on this is, this is a bipartisan problem that needs a bipartisan solution. It goes back over 20 years; it doesn't have a Democratic or a Republican name on it. And the solution needs to be bipartisan. The White House acknowledges security problems at the laboratories that go back over a couple of decades. I think once this was brought to the attention of the White House, and then to the attention of the President, that the White House moved quickly. The Attorney General is doing an internal review within the department, to look at how this was handled, to see if there was anything that was problematic with how it was handled. I think we're under no illusions that one of the byproducts of being a technological leader in the world is that other people, other countries who don't have the technological prowess that we do, will try to acquire them by one way or another.
  • U-S / CHINA SPYING Voice of America 23 May 1999 -- THE U-S CONGRESS IS PREPARING TO RELEASE A DECLASSIFIED REPORT ON ALLEGATIONS THAT CHINA STOLE U-S NUCLEAR WEAPONS SECRETS. CLINTON ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS AND U-S LAWMAKERS SAID SUNDAY THAT THE POTENTIAL DAMAGE FROM THE ALLEGED ESPIONAGE IS SIGNIFICANT.
  • Tracking the Suspicions of China's Nuclear Spying By JEFF GERTH AND TIM WEINER The New York Times 23 May 1999 -- The congressional investigation into China's suspected theft of American technology quietly began a year ago. Today it has become the decade's deepest look into a realm of cloaks and daggers that lives on after the Cold War.
  • White House Briefing May 21, 1999 -- As far as any particular espionage at the labs, the President had a general briefing, but not anything specific to each of the allegations, and at the time was not briefed on any specific allegations. We've got a situation where we have allegations. There is an ongoing investigation at the Justice Department. I'm not going to get into the details of that.
  • China Stole Data, Report Concludes By JEFF GERTH The New York Times 21 May 1999 -- A House committee has unanimously concluded that China systematically stole significant American nuclear design secrets, enabling Beijing to accelerate its weapons program so that it now information on a par with the United States.
  • TRANSCRIPT: 5/20 DAS SUSAN SHIRK WORLDNET ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS -- The United States has acknowledged its responsibility for the accidental bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade and is determined not to let it deflect the administration from its course of working together with China to build toward a constructive strategic partnership, according to Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Shirk.
  • CONGRESS/CHINA REPORT Voice of America 20 May 1999 -- THE TOP REPUBLICAN IN THE U-S SENATE IS CALLING ON THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION TO STOP DELAYING RELEASE OF A CONGRESSIONAL REPORT DETAILING ALLEGATIONS OF CHINESE ESPIONAGE AT U-S NUCLEAR WEAPONS RESEARCH LABORATORIES.
  • CHINA / U-S Voice of America 20 May 1999 -- CHINA IS LASHING OUT AT AMERICAN ALLEGATIONS BEIJING STOLE U-S NUCLEAR SECRETS AND MADE ILLEGAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO U-S POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS. THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT SAYS THE U-S ACCUSATIONS HAVE BEEN INTENSIFIED TO DIVERT ATTENTION FROM THE NATO BOMBING OF THE CHINESE EMBASSY IN BELGRADE.
  • CONGRESS-CHINA REPORT Voice of America 19 May 1999 -- A SPECIAL U-S CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE IS CLOSE TO RELEASING ITS LONG-AWAITED REPORT ON ALLEGED CHINESE SPYING AND BEIJING'S ACQUISITION OF AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY.
  • ESTRADA / SPRATLYS Voice of America18 May 1999 -- PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT JOSEPH ESTRADA SAYS HOW THE DISPUTE OVER THE SPRATLY ISLANDS BETWEEN HIS GOVERNMENT AND CHINA IS RESOLVED, WILL SET THE COURSE FOR DEALINGS BETWEEN LARGE POWERS AND THEIR SMALLER NEIGHBORS IN ASIA.
  • CONGRESS/CHINA Voice of America 18 May 1999 -- A BIPARTISAN GROUP OF U-S LAWMAKERS IS PREPARING TO MARK THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT CRACKDOWN ON PRO-DEMOCRACY DEMONSTRATORS IN BEIJING'S TIANANMEN SQUARE.
  • U-S - CHINA / ESPIONAGE Voice of America 15 May 1999 -- U-S LAWMAKERS ARE PREPARING TO RELEASE A REPORT CONCLUDING THAT CHINA HAS STOLEN U-S NUCLEAR WEAPONS TECHNOLOGY, BUT THE CHINESE AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES, LI ZHAOXING, IS DENYING HIS COUNTRY WAS EVER INVOLVED IN SUCH ESPIONAGE.
  • DoD News Briefing Friday, May 14, 1999 -- It is not a new story that China did in the late '70s or early '80s acquire some information about the so-called W-70 warhead known more popularly as the "neutron bomb." The neutron bomb or the W-70 warhead, which we no longer use and in fact never used, is a tactical weapon, not a strategic weapon. It has very peculiar properties. It's not the type of weapon that any normal force would use in a strategic context.
  • U-S CHINA NUKE Voice of America 12 May 1999 -- THE HEAD OF THE U-S ENERGY DEPARTMENT IS ASKING CONGRESS NOT TO SHUT OFF CONTACTS WITH FOREIGN SCIENTISTS, IN THE WAKE OF THE SPY CASE AT A NUCLEAR WEAPONS LAB.
  • Chinese Had Details Of U.S. Nuclear Missiles Los Angeles Times 11 May 1999 -- CIA obtained Beijing file describing warheads. But officials say information is not enough to build one.
  • Reports Show Scientist Gave U.S. Radar Secrets to China By JEFF GERTH and JAMES RISEN The New York Times 10 May 1999 -- A scientist working on a classified Pentagon project in 1997 provided China with secrets about advanced radar technology being developed to track submarines, according to court records and government documents. The information about the radar technology, which is considered promising and has been in development for two decades, was divulged to Chinese nuclear-weapons experts during a two-hour lecture in Beijing in May 1997 by Peter Lee, an American scientist, court records show.
  • Lawyer Issues Denial for Los Alamos Scientist Suspected of Spying for Beijing The New York Times (May 8)
  • Statement by Suspect's Lawyer: He Assisted FBI The New York Times (May 8)
  • The Data Trail, and the FBI's Route to Suspicion The New York Times (May 8)
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing , MAY 7, 1999 -- There is no evidence that these unauthorized technology transfers have in fact been incorporated into China's currently deployed ICBM force, which was developed and deployed long before US satellites were approved for export to China.
  • Administration Response to Report on China Satellite Launch The White House May 7, 1999 -- This Administration, like previous Administrations, has not authorized the transfer of any technology to assist China's ballistic missile program. However, we share the Committee's concern that unauthorized assistance and transfers of technology relevant to space launch vehicles and ballistic missiles may have occurred during certain space launch failure analyses.
  • CONGRESS-CHINA SATELLITES Voice of America 07 May 1999 -- A CONGRESSIONAL PANEL SAYS AMERICAN SATELLITE FIRMS INADVERTENTLY HELPED CHINA'S MISSILE PROGRAM. THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE SAYS THE RISK TO U-S NATIONAL SECURITY IS REAL, AND THERE IS PLENTY OF BLAME TO GO AROUND -- FROM WASHINGTON TO BEIJING TO THE BOARDROOMS OF CORPORATE AMERICA.
  • U-S / CHINA ESPIONAGE Voice of America 06 May 1999 -- U-S ATTORNEY-GENERAL JANET RENO IS LAUNCHING AN INTERNAL PROBE TO SEE IF FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS MISHANDLED ALLEGATIONS OF CHINESE ESPIONAGE AT U-S NUCLEAR WEAPONS LABORATORIES.
  • Lab Directors Tell Congress Atom Secrets Lack Controls The New York Times (May 6)
  • China Spy Plot: Less Than What Meets the Eye New York Daily News Wednesday, May 05, 1999 -- Ironically, the real threat to U.S. national security will come if, in an excess of zeal, the U.S. government reinstitutes the draconian security precautions that cloaked Los Alamos during the Cold War. "First-rate scientists don't want to work in a prison," says John Pike of the Federation of American Scientists. "In the early days, there was some glamor to the job that made up for the restrictions, but now there's more fame and glory in other work."
  • 1998 Report Told of Lab Breaches and China Threat By JEFF GERTH AND JAMES RISEN New York Times 02 May 1999 -- A secret report to top Clinton administration officials last November warned that China posed an "acute intelligence threat" to the government's nuclear weapons laboratories and that computer systems at the labs were being constantly penetrated by outsiders. The report also includes detailed information about a number of incidents in which China could have obtained sensitive weapons information, as well as some of the ways the espionage could have taken place.
  • The Data Trail, and the FBI's Route to Suspicion New York Times 02 May 1999 -- In 1983, Lee transfers nuclear bomb data from a classified computer system at Los Alamos to an unclassified network open to outsiders. In 1995, Lee makes the last of the known unauthorized transfers of classified computer files.

    April

  • CHINA SPYING Voice of America 30 April 1999 -- THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION HAS VOWED TO FIGHT AGAINST AN ATTEMPT BY CONGRESS TO HALT U-S SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION WITH CHINA AND CERTAIN OTHER FOREIGN COUNTRIES, IN THE WAKE OF A SPY SCANDAL AT AN AMERICAN NUCLEAR LABORATORY.
  • China Spy Suspect Reportedly Tried to Hide Evidence The New York Times (Apr. 30)
  • Unsecure Codes Are Recipes for A-Bombs, Experts Say The New York Times (Apr. 29)
  • Stop Making Sense - Lessons from the New York Times on turning innuendo and incomprehensibility into a Pulitzer Prize By Bruce Gottlieb (Slate Saturday, April 24, 1999) New York Times investigative reporter Jeff Gerth is famous for being a terrible writer. Bad writing can actually help an investigative reporter to paper over the holes in his case. He can imply something without saying so. The report was released to China by accident: An engineer's secretary faxed it off before Loral's lawyers vetted it. Loral's lawyers tried in vain to block the transmission just after it had occurred. The Washington Post, not Gerth, reported that Loral voluntarily revealed this breach of security to the government. Gerth's prize-winning articles do not mention a CIA report concluding U.S. security was not harmed by the 1996 accident review. The CIA report was revealed in the Washington Post in June 1998, but even subsequent Gerth pieces make no mention of it.
  • Chinese spying got U.S. into act By JOHN DIAMOND The Associated Press Saturday, April 24, 1999 -- To figure out how much China may have gained from spying on American nuclear weapons labs, U.S. intelligence agents had to do quite a bit of spying of their own. "That sounds like a bit of an intelligence coup by the United States," said John Pike of the Federation of American Scientists, a Washington-based group that researches intelligence issues.
  • Despite Hype, China Spy Story Doesn't Hold Up Lars-Erik Nelson New York Daily News Friday, April 23, 1999 -- "The Chinese have been working on a new family of missiles for 15 years and still haven't deployed it," says John Pike of the Federation of American Scientists. "It is a remarkably leisurely modernization of their weapons systems, and I cannot detect any acceleration of their efforts."
  • TEXT: U.S. DISAPPOINTED BY UNCHR FAILURE TO REVIEW CHINA RIGHTS 23 April 1999 -- China has again this year blocked formal consideration of its human rights record at the U.N. Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) by using a procedural maneuver known as a "no-action motion."
  • TEXT: AMB. NANCY RUBIN ON CHINA HUMAN RIGHTS RESOLUTION 23 April 1999 -- The U.S. government's decision to introduce a resolution on the situation of human rights in China during the latest session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) was not undertaken lightly, according to Ambassador Nancy Rubin.
  • Report Warns of Big Gains to Chinese From Spying The New York Times (April 22)
  • CONGRESS DIVIDED ON CHINA WTO ENTRY, DESPITE BENEFITS FOR U.S. By Steve La Rocque USIA 22 April 1999 -- Key Congressional lawmakers see China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) as being beneficial to long-term U.S. interests, according to Representative Douglas Bereuter (Republican of Nebraska), chairman of the House International Relations Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
  • TEXT: RICHARDSON ON INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT 22 April 1999 -- A recent Intelligence Community Damage Assessment has confirmed that China obtained by espionage classified U.S. nuclear weapons information and has underscored the importance of U.S. efforts to strengthen counterintelligence and security at weapons laboratories, Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson said.
  • U-S / CHINA SPYING Voice of America 22 APRIL 1999 -- CHINA IS AGAIN DENYING ACCUSATIONS THAT IT STOLE U-S NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY, SAYING NEW ESPIONAGE CHARGES PRESENTED TO THE U-S CONGRESS WEDNESDAY ARE GROUNDLESS RUMORS.
  • U-S / CHINA SPYING Voice of America 22 APRIL 1999 -- CHINA IS AGAIN DENYING ACCUSATIONS THAT IT STOLE U-S NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY, SAYING NEW ESPIONAGE CHARGES PRESENTED TO THE U-S CONGRESS WEDNESDAY ARE GROUNDLESS RUMORS.
  • STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT April 21, 1999 -- I welcome the Intelligence Community's Damage Assessment on the "Implications of China's Acquisition of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Information and the Development of Future Chinese Weapons" and the review of the damage assessment by a panel of independent experts led by Admiral Jeremiah, as requested by the House Select Committee, chaired by Congressmen Cox and Dicks.
  • CHINA SPY IMPACT Voice of America 21 APRIL 1999 -- TOP U-S INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS SAY THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT THAT CHINESE SPIES HAVE STOLEN AMERICAN NUCLEAR-WEAPONS SECRETS OVER THE PAST DECADE. A JUST-COMPLETED ASSESSMENT BY THE U-S INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY SAYS THE SPIES DID MORE DAMAGE THAN THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION HAS PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED.
  • WHITHER U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS? Voice of America 16 April 1999 -- THE RECENT VISIT TO THE U.S. BY CHINESE PREMIER ZHU RONGJI CAME AMIDST REVELATIONS OF CHINESE NUCLEAR SPYING. THERE IS ALSO GROWING CONCERN AMONG AMERICANS OVER INCREASED POLITICAL REPRESSION IN CHINA.
  • U-S / CHINA Voice of America 15 April 1999 -- CHINA IS HAILING PREMIER ZHU RONGJI'S JUST-CONCLUDED VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES AS A SUCCESS, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS SHORT ON CONCRETE RESULTS.
  • U-S / CHINA / WTO Voice of America 15 April 1999 -- CHINESE PREMIER ZHU RONGJI WILL RETURN HOME AFTER HIS NORTH AMERICAN TRIP WITHOUT SOLID U-S ENDORSEMENT FOR CHINA'S ENTRY INTO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION.
  • CHINA / TAIWAN Voice of America 14 April 1999 -- WASHINGTON IS STILL SEEN AS TAIWAN'S BIGGEST PROTECTOR -- EVEN THOUGH IN 1979, WASHINGTON SWITCHED FORMAL RECOGNITION FROM THE NATIONALIST GOVERNMENT IN TAIPEI TO THE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT IN BEIJING.
  • Chung Says China Gave Big Bucks to Dems More Evidence of Chinese Government Influence-Peddling United States Senate Republican Policy Committee 13 April 1999 -- Senator Fred Thompson opened hearings on illegal campaign activities by announcing that the Chinese government had hatched a plan "to pour illegal money into American political campaigns" with the goal of "buy[ing] access and influence in furtherance of Chinese government interests."
  • CHINA / INDIA TEST Voice of America 13 April 1999 -- CHINA SAYS IT REGRETS INDIA'S RECENT TEST OF A BALLISTIC MISSILE THAT EXPERTS SAY IS CAPABLE OF CARRYING A NUCLEAR WARHEAD. THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT SAYS IT IS WORRIED THAT THERE WILL BE AN ARMS RACE IN SOUTH ASIA.
  • CONGRESS-CHINA SPIES Voice of America 12 April 1999 -- THE U-S SENATE IS CONTINUING HEARINGS INTO ALLEGATIONS OF CHINESE ESPIONAGE AT AMERICAN NUCLEAR WEAPONS LABORATORIES. THE SESSION FEATURED SOME BLUNT TALK FROM THE MAN WHO ONCE LED EFFORTS TO TRACK DOWN SPIES AT THE LABS.
  • U-S/CHINA / ZHU SPEECH Voice of America 10 April 1999 -- CHINESE PREMIER ZHU RONGJI CAST DOUBT ON WHETHER CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES CAN REACH A TRADE DEAL THAT WOULD PAVE THE WAY FOR CHINA'S ENTRY INTO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION.
  • U-S / CHINA / ZHU VISIT Voice of America 09 April 1999 -- TALKS BETWEEN PRESIDENT CLINTON AND PREMIER ZHU FOCUSED ON DISPUTES OVER TRADE, HUMAN RIGHTS, TAIWAN AND NUCLEAR ISSUES. THEY AGREED THAT THEY EXPECT CHINA TO BE ALLOWED INTO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION BY THE END OF THE YEAR, BUT WERE UNABLE TO SETTLE REMAINING DIFFERENCES.
  • Intelligence Report Points to Second China Nuclear Leak The New York Times (April 8)
  • U-S CHINA TRADE Voice of America 08 April 1999 -- PRESIDENT CLINTON AND CHINESE PREMIER ZHU RONGJI WANTED TO SIGN A MAJOR TRADE DEAL DURING MR. ZHU'S VISIT TO WASHINGTON. NOW, IT APPEARS THEY WILL ANNOUNCE A PARTIAL AGREEMENT INSTEAD.
  • CLINTON-CHINA Voice of America 08 April 1999 -- PRESIDENT CLINTON AND CHINESE PREMIER ZHU RONGJI OPENED TALKS AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH PROMISES OF CO-OPERATION AND INCREASED PARTNERSHIP. THE MEETING IS TAKING PLACE AT A TIME WHEN THE SINO-AMERICAN RELATIONSHIP IS PLAGUED BY STRAIN AND CONTROVERSY.
  • TRANSCRIPT: ALBRIGHT, ZHU REMARKS AT STATE DEPARTMENT LUNCHEON USIA 08 April 1999 -- The United States and China have learned through the years that normal relations do not mean untroubled relations, according to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
  • TEXT: JOINT U.S.-CHINA STATEMENT ON CHINA'S WTO ACCESSION USIA 08 April 1999 -- President Clinton and Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji jointly affirmed April 8 that China's admission to the World Trade Organization (WTO) is in the interest of the United States, the People's Republic of China, and the global trading system.
  • JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE PRESIDENT AND PREMIER ZHU RONGJI OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA April 8, 1999 -- PREMIER ZHU: The policy of China and the reunification of the mainland and Taiwan of China is a very clear-cut one and the President Jiang Zemin has already expounded on China's policy in this regard. Since the return of Hong Kong to the motherland, the policy of one country, two systems, Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong, Hong Kong enduring a high degree of autonomy, have been fully implemented, which is a fact there for the people in the entire world to see. And our policy for the reunification of China with Taiwan is more generous than our policy towards Hong Kong. That is to say, Taiwan will be allowed to maintain its army, and we're also prepared to let the head of Taiwan come to the central government to serve as the deputy head.
  • PRESS BRIEFING BY DEPUTY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JIM STEINBERG, NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL, KEN LIEBERTHAL, AND DEPUTY NATIONAL ECONOMIC ADVISOR LAEL BRAINARD April 7, 1999 -- As you know, the President is going to meet with Premier Zhu tomorrow. To give you a little briefing and overview on the visit tomorrow is the President's Deputy National Security Advisor James Brady Steinberg. He'll talk about the broad overview of the relationship. Ken Lieberthal, Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, will talk about the nuts and bolts of the visit. And Lael Brainard, Deputy National Economic Advisor, will talk about the economic dimensions of the relationship and the visit tomorrow.
  • REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN FOREIGN POLICY SPEECH 07 April 1999 -- Now we hear that China is a country to be feared. A growing number of people say that it is the next great threat to our security and our well-being. They argue, correctly, that the Chinese government often defines its interests in ways sharply divergent from ours. They are concerned, rightly, by Chinese missiles aimed at Taiwan and at others. From this they conclude that China is, or will be, our enemy. Clearly, if it chooses to do so, China could pursue such a course, pouring much more of its wealth into military might and into traditional great power geopolitics. I would argue that we should not make it more likely that China will choose this path by acting as if that decision has already been made.
  • ZHU / L-A CHINESE Voice of America 07 April 1999 -- CHINESE PREMIER ZHU RONGJI SAYS CHINA WILL NOT DEVALUE ITS CURRENCY, DESPITE A SLOWDOWN IN EXPORTS CAUSED BY MAINTAINING THE CURRENCY'S VALUE.
  • U-S / CHINA / CHANGING RELATIONS Voice of America 07 April 1999 -- THE ISSUES ON THE AGENDA FOR TOMORROW'S (THURSDAY'S) TALKS BETWEEN PRESIDENT CLINTON AND VISITING CHINESE PRIME MINISTER ZHU RONGJI WERE NOT EVEN PART OF THE PICTURE IN THE 1970'S.
  • CHINA / DISSIDENT TRAVEL Voice of America 07 April 1999 -- TWO DAYS AFTER CHINA REFUSED PERMISSION FOR EXILED DISSIDENT WANG XIZHE TO ENTER THE COUNTRY, HE WAS PREVENTED WEDNESDAY FROM BOARDING A HONG KONG-BOUND FLIGHT IN BANGKOK.
  • CLINTON CHINA Voice of America 07 April 1999 -- OFFICIALS ARE DOWNPLAYING THE LIKELIHOOD OF EXTENSIVE DISCUSSIONS ON TWO CONTROVERSIAL MATTERS: THE ALLEGATIONS OF ESPIONAGE AT THE LOS ALAMOS NUCLEAR WEAPONS LAB AND ACCUSATIONS CHINA TRIED TO FUNNEL MONEY INTO THE LAST U-S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN.
  • CHINA / CORRUPTION Voice of America 07 April 1999 -- CHINA'S CENTRAL GOVERNMENT IS CRACKING DOWN ON CORRUPTION, IN AN ATTEMPT TO SHOW THAT CHINESE OFFICIALS ARE NOT EXEMPT FROM PUNISHMENT FOR ABUSING THEIR POWER.
  • TEXT: PELOSI ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND POLITICAL PRISONERS IN CHINA USIA 07 April 1999 -- Representative Nancy Pelosi (Democrat of California) said President Clinton should demand the release of Chinese political prisoners and a halt to human rights violations in China at his meeting tomorrow with Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji.
  • U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS: ZHU FACES 'UPHILL BATTLE' IN WASHINGTON USIA Foreign Media Reaction Daily Digest April 6, 1999 -- With worldwide media attention focused on NATO air strikes against Yugoslav targets, foreign editorial comment on Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji's nine-day visit to the U.S.--which begins today in Los Angeles--has been relatively light. Those observers focusing on the trip, including official Chinese media voices, determined that a wide-ranging litany of "differences" between the U.S. and China threatened to make Mr. Zhu's first visit to Washington a difficult one. Pundits expressed uncertainty about whether Mr. Zhu's visit could restore the "already strained" U.S.-China relationship.
  • CHINA W-T-O Voice of America 06 April 1999 -- PREMIER ZHU SAYS A W-T-O AGREEMENT IS VERY CLOSE. BUT THE CHINESE LEADER SUGGESTS THAT POLITICAL OPPOSITION IN THE UNITED STATES MAY PRECLUDE AN AGREEMENT.
  • CHINA / TIBET RIGHTS Voice of America 06 April 1999 -- CHINESE AND TIBETAN ACTIVISTS ARE APPEALING TO WESTERN GOVERNMENTS TO INCREASE PRESSURE ON CHINA TO IMPROVE ITS HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD.
  • CHINA / DISSIDENTS Voice of America 05 April 1999 -- MONDAY IS QINGMING (CHING-MING), OR TOMB-SWEEPING DAY -- A DAY TRADITIONALLY SET ASIDE TO REMEMBER DEAD RELATIVES. IT HAS BEEN AN EVENTFUL DAY FOR SEVERAL DIFFERENT CHINESE DISSIDENTS -- WHO HAVE TRIED, UNSUCCESSFULLY, TO HONOR THEIR DEAD LOVED ONES.
  • CHINA'S PRIME MINISTER COMES TO TOWN Voice of America 05 April 1999 -- SINO-U-S RELATIONS HAVE SUNK TO A RELATIVE LOW, DUE TO A SERIES OF DEVELOPMENTS, INCLUDING: ALLEGATIONS OF CHINESE PAYMENTS TO THE CLINTON REELECTION CAMPAIGN, ALLEGATIONS OF SYSTEMATIC THEFT OF NUCLEAR ARMS SECRETS FROM U-S LABS, AND THE REPRESSION OF DEMOCRATIC DISSIDENTS IN CHINA.
  • CHINA/U-S RELATIONS Voice of America 05 April 1999 -- ON THE EVE OF CHINESE PREMIER ZHU RONGJI'S TRIP TO THE UNITED STATES, THE SPOTLIGHT IS ONCE AGAIN SHINING ON TIES BETWEEN WASHINGTON AND BEIJING. THE U-S-CHINA RELATIONSHIP IS CURRENTLY SUFFERING FROM DIFFERENCES OVER A HOST OF ISSUES.
  • CHINESE PREMIER -- L-A PREVIEW Voice of America 05 April 1999 -- CHINESE PREMIER ZHU RONGJI WILL BEGIN AN EIGHT-DAY VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES TUESDAY WITH A STOP IN LOS ANGELES.
  • CHINA VISIT Voice of America 01 April 1999 -- CHINESE OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON HAVE CONFIRMED THAT PREMIER ZHU RONGJI WILL VISIT THE UNITED STATES NEXT WEEK AS SCHEDULED.
  • CHINA REFORMS Voice of America 01 April 1999 -- CHINA IS ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGE OF ECONOMIC REFORM WHILE TRYING TO MEET THE NEEDS OF DISPLACED WORKERS.
  • TRANSCRIPT: DALEY SAYS NEW CONTRACTS IMPROVE U.S.-SINO TIES USIA 01 April 1999 -- Recent trade agreements in air traffic control, telecommunications, housing, automotive and hotel services will have a positive impact on the commercial and economic relationship between the United States and China, says U.S. Commerce Secretary William Daley.
  • China's Position on TMD Beijing Review April 1999 -- Spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Minister Zhu Bangzao recently pointed out that the United States has the largest nuclear and conventional weapons arsenal in the world and it is now putting great effort into developing an NMD systems and TMD.
  • TMD--Source of Tension in the World by Jian Taojie Beijing Review April 1999 -- The missile defense program implemented by the United States will probably lead to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and encourage a new arms race.

    March

  • Department of State Daily Press Briefing WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 1999 -- Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji is supposed to come into town next week. We have no indication that the trip isn't going forward.
  • ZHU RONGJI / THE MAN AND THE LEADER Voice of America 31 March 1999 -- CHINESE PRIME MINISTER ZHU RONGJI IS SCHEDULED TO BE IN THE U-S APRIL 6-14, AND HAVE TALKS WITH PRESIDENT CLINTON ON 4/8.
  • SECRETARY DALEY GUARDED ABOUT CHINA ACCESSION TO WTO By Merle D. Kellerhals, Jr. USIA 31 March 1999 -- U.S. Commerce Secretary William Daley says China still has many problems to resolve before winning accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), a goal of the East Asian nation for nearly 13 years.
  • KOH: U.S. TO INTRODUCE RIGHT TO DEMOCRACY RESOLUTION IN GENEVA By Wendy Lubetkin USIA 31 March 1999 -- Harold Hongju Koh, assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, says a primary theme of the U.S. involvement in the U.N. Commission on Human Rights this year will be the link between human rights and democracy.
  • BARSHEFSKY REMARKS ON CHINA WTO ACCESSION TALKS USIA 30 March 1999 -- The United States supports China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) if such accession is based on a commercially-meaningful package of market-opening reforms, according to U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky.
  • TRANSCRIPT: COMMERCE SECRETARY BEIJING PRESS CONFERENCE USIA 30 March 1999 -- The United States strongly supports China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on commercially viable terms, according to Secretary of Commerce William Daley.
  • TRANSCRIPT: DALEY BRIEFING AT BEIJING INTERNATIONAL HOTEL USIA 29 March 1999 -- The United States must follow a "realistic, clear-eyed strategy of comprehensive engagement with the Chinese," according to U.S. Commerce Secretary William Daley.
  • CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO VISIT CHINA USIA 29 March 1999 -- U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman William Roth is leading a Congressional delegation to China the week of March 29-April 2 that will meet with Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji to discuss trade issues, economic development, and foreign policy issues.
  • DALEY REMARKS ON U.S. ENGAGEMENT WITH CHINA USIA 29 March 1999 -- The United States must follow a "realistic, clear-eyed strategy of comprehensive engagement with the Chinese," according to U.S. Commerce Secretary William Daley.
  • CHINA / U-S / TRADE Voice of America 29 March 1999 -- THERE ARE SIGNALS OF PROGRESS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA ON BEIJING'S APPLICATION TO ENTER THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION.
  • CHINA / DISARMAMENT Voice of America 26 March 1999 -- CHINA'S PRESIDENT ROUNDLY CRITICIZED RESEARCH INTO SOPHISTICATED ANTI-MISSILE SYSTEMS. HE SAID THAT A WITHDRAWAL FROM EXISTING DISARMAMENT TREATIES WHICH PROHIBIT THE DEVELOPMENT OF ANTI-MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS WOULD HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON INTERNATIONAL SECURITY.
  • CLINTON / CHINA Voice of America 26 March 1999 -- THE WHITE HOUSE HAS ANNOUNCED THAT CHINESE PREMIER ZHU RONGJI WILL PAY AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES NEXT MONTH AND MEET PRESIDENT CLINTON APRIL 8TH.
  • TEXT: STATE DEPT. ON U.S. CHINA RESOLUTION AT U.N. USIA 26 March 1999 -- The United States plans to introduce a resolution in Geneva on human rights violations in China, according to the Department of State.
  • Suspect Scientist Led Key Los Alamos Program The New York Times (March 24)
  • U.S.-CHINA: ESPIONAGE CASE 'CASTS LONG SHADOW' OVER ZHU VISIT USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report 24 March 1999 -- Analysts tracking U.S.-China relations judged that allegations that a Taiwanese-born American scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory had passed highly sensitive nuclear secrets to the Chinese in the 1980s would "cast a long shadow" over Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji's planned visit to the U.S. next month.
  • CHINA / U-S Voice of America 23 March 1999 -- THE NEWSWEEK ARTICLE -- PUBLISHED MONDAY -- QUOTES AN UNNAMED U-S OFFICIAL CLOSE TO THE INVESTIGATION INTO NUCLEAR WEAPONS ESPIONAGE AS SAYING CHINESE SPYING IN U-S WEAPONS LABORATORIES IS "TOTAL."
  • CHINA / U-S SCIENTIST Voice of America 22 March 1999 -- THE OFFICIAL CHINESE MEDIA REPEAT THE GOVERNMENT'S DENIAL THE AMERICAN SCIENTIST PASSED ANY MILITARY SECRETS TO CHINA.
  • China's Space Shuttle March 20, 1999 China Science and Technology Newsletter China would make its unmanned space shuttle launch in one or two years. China plans to spend a manned space shuttle into orbit several years later.
  • EXCERPTS: SENATOR BAUCUS ON CHINA ACCESSION TO THE WTO USIA 19 March 1999 -- A U.S. senator says that requiring Congress to vote on China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) would set a bad precedent.
  • TRANSCRIPT: PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRESIDENT CLINTON, USIA 19 March 1999 -- On the question of alleged spying by China at U.S. nuclear laboratories, Clinton said he was not aware of any espionage during his time in office. "I am confident that we in the White House have done what we could to be aggressive about this," he said. If there was espionage against the United States in previous administrations, he said, "I will be very upset about it, as I have been every time there has been.
  • CLINTON NEWS CONFERENCE/CHINA Voice of America 19 March 1999 -- PRESIDENT CLINTON DEFENDED HIS ADMINSTRATION'S RESPONSE TO ALLEGATIONS OF CHINESE SPYING ON AMERICAN NUCLEAR LABORATORIES.
  • U-S / CHINA ATTITUDES Voice of America 19 March 1999 -- MORE AMERICANS HAVE A NEGATIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD CHINA THAN EVER BEFORE. THE POLL IS A REFLECTION OF THE WAY U-S CITIZENS ARE REACTING TO A DELUGE OF NEWS STORIES ABOUT CHINA'S INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS.
  • CHINA DENIES NUKE THEFT Voice of America 18 March 1999 -- A CHINESE DIPLOMAT IN WASHINGTON HAS REPEATED BEIJING'S CATEGORICAL DENIAL IT STOLE NUCLEAR SECRETS FROM THE UNITED STATES.
  • CHINA SPYING / NUCLEAR Voice of America 18 March 1999 -- REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS HAVE STRONGLY CRITICIZED THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION FOR APPARENTLY RESPONDING TOO SLOWLY TO TIGHTEN SECURITY AT NUCLEAR LABORATORIES, FOLLOWING ALLEGATIONS A SCIENTIST PASSED ON SECRETS TO THE CHINESE.
  • MISSILE DEFENSE/ U-S & CHINA Voice of America 18 March 1999 -- WHEN CHINESE PRIME MINISTER ZHU RONGJI COMES TO WASHINGTON NEXT MONTH HE IS EXPECTED TO REPEAT BEIJING'S STRONG OPPOSITION TO U-S PLANS FOR NATIONAL AND REGIONAL ANTI-MISSILE SYSTEMS.
  • CHINA NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY Voice of America 17 March 1999 -- JOSEPH CIRINCIONE ARGUES THAT EVEN IF ALL THE ALLEGATIONS ABOUT THE NUCLEAR THEFT ARE TRUE, IT WILL BE MANY YEARS BEFORE CHINA COULD DEVELOP A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF LONG RANGE NUCLEAR MISSILES AND EVEN THEN, THE UNITED STATES WOULD STILL HAVE A LARGE STRATEGIC SUPERIORITY.
  • WEDNESDAY'S EDITORIALS Voice of America 17 March 1999 -- THE U-S PRESS CONTINUES TO DISCUSS THE LATEST ALLEGATIONS OF CHINESE ESPIONAGE TARGETING THE U-S NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM, AND HOW CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT ARE HANDLING THIS ALLEGED SECURITY BREACH.
  • ZHU RONGJI PROFILE Voice of America 17 March 1999 -- CHINESE PREMIER ZHU RONGJI HAS STAKED HIS REPUTATION ON REFORMING THE CHINESE ECONOMY. IT MAY PROVE TO BE A MORE DIFFICULT TASK THAN HE AT FIRST IMAGINED.
  • TEXT: WHITE HOUSE'S SAMORE ON CHINA NUCLEAR ISSUE USIA 17 March 1999 -- The Clinton Administration plans to stick with its policy of engagement with China, despite that country's theft of American nuclear weapons technology, said a top White House official.
  • Nuclear Lapses Known in '96, Aides Now Say The New York Times (March 17)
  • China Spy Tale Is Bum Rap on Bill 17 March 1999 -- "Clearly they do not have any conclusive evidence against him, or he would be doing hard time in prison by now," says John Pike, a weapons expert at the Federation of American Scientists.
  • Chinese Ambassador Refutes Allegations 16 March 1999 -- Chinese Ambassador to the United States Li Zhaoxing refuted reports by some American media about the so-called China's "theft" of U.S. nuclear secrets as "completely unfounded" and "extremely irresponsible."
  • White House Briefing 16 March 1999 -- There are allegations that those type of transfers happened in the 1980s. We're dealing now in the late 1990s. And we think that there are enormous benefits to the engagement policy we have with China to our national interest as far as security around the world, as far as security in the region whether it's North Korea or India-Pakistan as far as nonproliferation.
  • CHINA / HUMAN RIGHTS Voice of America 16 March 1999 -- CHINA IS SCRAMBLING TO AVOID CENSURE AT A UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION SESSION THAT BEGINS IN GENEVA NEXT WEEK.
  • CONGRESS / NUCLEAR LABS Voice of America 16 March 1999 -- SOME MEMBERS OF THE U-S CONGRESS ARE CALLING FOR A BAN ON ALL CONTACTS BETWEEN AMERICAN AND FOREIGN NUCLEAR WEAPONS SCIENTISTS.
  • White House Briefing 15 March 1999 -- The vulnerabilities at the Department of Energy are something that have existed now for many years. When this was brought to our attention, the President moved aggressively to address them and we think we have addressed them.
  • CHINA/U-S Voice of America 15 March 1999 -- CHINESE PREMIER ZHU RONGJI TOLD REPORTERS THE MOMENTUM OF SINO-AMERICAN RELATIONS USED TO BE GOOD -- UNTIL THE LATEST ACCUSATIONS CHINA STOLE U-S NUCLEAR MISSILE TECHNOLOGY.
  • U-S / CHINA / NUKE Voice of America 15 March 1999 -- U-S OFFICIALS BEGAN TO SUSPECT CHINA HAD OBTAINED TOP SECRET NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY FROM NEW MEXICO'S LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY BACK IN THE MID 1980'S.
  • U-S / CHINA / SPY Voice of America 15 March 1999 -- THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING ITS INVESTIGATION INTO WHETHER CHINA MIGHT HAVE ACQUIRED SENSITIVE INFORMATION FROM THE LOS ALAMOS NUCLEAR LABORATORY IN NEW MEXICO.
  • U-S CHINA ECON Voice of America 15 March 1999 -- THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION BELIEVES PROGRESS IS BEING MADE IN PROTRACTED NEGOTIATIONS FOR CHINA TO JOIN THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (W-T-O).
  • CHINA / LEGISLATURE Voice of America 15 March 1999 -- CHINESE LAWMAKERS HAVE COMPLETED THEIR ANNUAL SESSION IN BEIJING'S GREAT HALL OF THE PEOPLE. THIS YEAR'S WORKMANLIKE MEETING ENDORSED A GREATER ROLE FOR PRIVATE ENTERPRISE IN CHINA'S ECONOMY AND ISSUED A CALL TO ROOT OUT OFFICIAL CORRUPTION.
  • Will Beijing's Nuclear Arsenal Stay Small or Will It Mushroom? The New York Times (Mar. 15, 1999) --
  • 'No Question,' U.S. Says, Leak Helped China The New York Times (Mar. 15, 1999) --
  • Theft Report Is a 'Farce,' China Says The New York Times (Mar. 15, 1999) --
  • U.S.-China exchanges threatened by spying charges; 2 countries often discuss scientific, military matters Sun Nation 14 March 1999 -- "The culture of science and culture of security are fundamentally at odds," said Steven Aftergood, director of the project on government secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists. "Scientists want to publish, and they want to discuss their findings, because that's how they learn new things and that's how they discover mistakes."
  • Chinese buildup is fueled by missiles; Alleged theft of secrets points to new emphasis on high-tech weapons Sun Nation 14 March 1999 -- John Pike, director of the Space Policy Project at the liberal Federation of American Scientists, played down the significance of any Chinese nuclear espionage.
  • An Earlier China Spy Case Points Up Post-Cold War Ambiguities The New York Times (Mar. 13, 1999) --
  • U-S CHINA NUKE Voice of America 14 March 1999 -- PRESIDENT CLINTON'S POLICY TOWARD CHINA FACES A GROWING CHORUS OF CRITICISM FROM OPPOSITION REPUBLICANS IN THE WAKE OF BEIJING'S ALLEGED SPYING AT A NUCLEAR WEAPONS LAB.
  • President Denies Ignoring Evidence of Nuclear Spying The New York Times (March 12, 1999) --
  • Circling Los Alamos Inquiry: Specter of Science as a Sieve The New York Times (March 12, 1999) --
  • REMEMBER LOS ALAMOS Voice of America 12 March 1999 -- THE U-S PRESS HAD PLENTY TO SAY ON FRIDAY ABOUT A POSSIBLE CHINESE NUCLEAR ESPIONAGE CASE INVOLVING THE NATION'S PREMIER NUCLEAR WEAPONS LAB.
  • CHINA/U-S TECHNOLOGY BAN Voice of America 12 March 1999 -- CHINA'S FOREIGN TRADE MINISTER, SHI GUANGSHENG, EXPRESSED HIS ANGER WHEN HE HEARD THAT THE U-S GOVERNMENT HAD BANNED THE SALE OF A SATELLITE FROM THE U-S-BASED HUGHES COMPANY TO CHINA.
  • CHINA / RUSSIA / T-M-D Voice of America 11 March 1999 -- CHINA CONFIRMS THAT IT HAS HELD TALKS WITH RUSSIA ON A U-S PLAN FOR A MISSILE UMBRELLA THAT WOULD PROTECT ITS TROOPS AND ALLIES IN ASIA. BEIJING HAS VOCIFEROUSLY OPPOSED THE PROPOSED MISSILE SYSTEM.
  • CONGRESS-CHINA NUKE Voice of America 11 March 1999 -- THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION IS FACING GROWING POLITICAL PRESSURE OVER CHINA'S ALLEGED ACQUISITION OF U-S NUCLEAR SECRETS. CONGRESS IS GEARING UP FOR AN INQUIRY INTO A NEWLY-EXPOSED ESPIONAGE CONTROVERSY AND OVERALL CHINESE-AMERICAN RELATIONS.
  • Albright Defends Policy on China as G.O.P. Attacks The New York Times (March 11, 1999) --
  • Political Battle: What to Reveal on China Arms The New York Times (March 10, 1999) --
  • The Scientist Who Is the Talk of Los Alamos The New York Times (March 10, 1999) --
  • ALBRIGHT TO CHINA: TMD, HUMAN RIGHTS TROUBLE SINO-U.S. TIES USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report 09 March 1999 -- Secretary of State Albright's two-day visit to China March 1-2 garnered considerable media attention. For most observers, China's vehement opposition to an American proposal to develop a Theater Missile Defense (TMD) system in Asia that could include Japan, South Korea, and possibly Taiwan constituted the single most explosive issue facing the U.S. and China. Many viewed TMD as demonstrating the "deep-rooted distrust" between the two, and argued that if Washington "goes ahead with its plans," the move could do serious harm to the two countries' "strategic partnership."
  • U-S CHINA NUCLEAR Voice of America 09 March 1999 -- THE U-S GOVERNMENT HAS FIRED TAIWANESE-AMERICAN SCIENTIST WEN HO LEE, SUSPECTED OF PASSING NUCLEAR SECRETS TO CHINA MORE THAN A DECADE AGO.
  • CHINA/STATE SECTOR REFORM Voice of America 09 March 1999 -- AS CHINESE LEGISLATORS CONTINUE THEIR ANNUAL SESSION IN BEIJING, ONE ISSUE THAT UNDERLIES ALL DISCUSSIONS IS THE COUNTRY'S ONGOING REFORM OF THE LUMBERING STATE SECTOR.
  • CHINA ESPIONAGE Voice of America 09 March 1999 -- AS FAR AS CHINA IS CONCERNED, THE CHARGES THAT IT STOLE NUCLEAR SECRETS FROM THE UNITED STATES ARE BASELESS AND IRRESPONSIBLE.
  • CHINESE NUCLEAR ESPIONAGE AT LOS ALAMOS Voice of America 09 March 1999 -- THE U-S ENERGY DEPARTMENT HAS FIRED A CHINESE-AMERICAN SCIENTIST SUSPECTED OF PASSING NUCLEAR SECRETS TO CHINA MORE THANA DECADE AGO.
  • U.S. Fires Nuclear Scientist Suspected of Spying for China The New York Times (March 9, 1999) --
  • China Calls Assertion That It Stole U.S. Nuclear-Arms Designs 'Unfounded' The New York Times (March 8, 1999) --
  • Clinton Aides Admit Lapses on Espionage by Chinese The New York Times (March 7, 1999) --
  • China Stole Nuclear Secrets From Los Alamos, U.S. Officials Say The New York Times (March 6, 1999) --
  • U-S CHINA RELATIONS WORSEN Voice of America 03 March 1999 -- SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT'S TRIP TO CHINA, PREPARING THE WAY FOR A STATE VISIT NEXT MONTH TO WASHINGTON OF PREMIER ZHU RONGJI, HAS FOCUSED THE ATTENTION ON THE STATE OF SINO-U-S RELATIONS.
  • CHINA / U-S Voice of America 07 March 1999 -- CHINA IS WARNING THE UNITED STATES AND TAIWAN BEIJING WILL TAKE STRONG ACTION, IF THE ISLAND IS INCLUDED UNDER A U-S / LED REGIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM.
  • BRIEFING BY STATE SPOKESMAN IN BEIJING USIA 01 March 1999 -- Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Chinese Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan engaged in "forceful, tough" discussions on human rights during their 3-1/2 hour discussions, said State Department Spokesman James Rubin. "There wasn't a lot of agreement," he said during a March 1 press briefing in Beijing.

    February

  • U.S.-CHINA: 'NO PLEASURE TRIP' TO BEIJING FOR ALBRIGHT USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report February 26, 1999 -- Media in Japan stressed that strong defense ties with the U.S. and the development of a TMD were essential to countering the threat posed to that country by North Korea, particularly in view of Pyongyang's Taepodong missile test last August. While endorsing a TMD system for Japan, Tokyo's liberal Mainichi nevertheless stressed that the development of such a system "must not touch off a new arms race in Asia."
  • CHINA / U-S / SATELLITE Voice of America 25 Feburary 1999 -- CHINA IS PROTESTING THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION'S DECISION TO CANCEL THE SALE OF A U-S SATELLITE TO A CHINESE-LED CONSORTIUM, SAYING WASHINGTON'S MOVE WILL HAVE A NEGATIVE EFFECT ON SINO-AMERICAN TIES.
  • U-S / CHINA RELATIONS Voice of America 25 Feburary 1999 -- SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT IS TO HOLD TALKS IN BEIJING EARLY NEXT WEEK (MARCH 1-2), IN PREPARATION FOR CHINESE PRIME MINISTER ZHU RONGJI'S SCHEDULED VISIT TO WASHINGTON IN APRIL. MS. ALBRIGHT'S TRIP IS COMING AT A TIME OF TURBULENCE IN U-S / CHINESE RELATIONS
  • CHINA / NOR KOR / U-S Voice of America 23 Feburary 1999 -- U-S OFFICIALS HAVE EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT INDICATIONS THAT CHINA HAS BEEN COOPERATING WITH NORTH KOREA ON DEVELOPING ITS SATELLITE LAUNCHING CAPABILITY.
  • U-S / CHINA Voice of America 23 Feburary 1999 -- THE UNITED STATES HAS CANCELED THE SALE OF A COMMERCIAL SATELLITE TO CHINA, BECAUSE OF FEARS THE CHINESE MILITARY COULD BENEFIT FROM THE TECHNOLOGY.
  • Foreign Office Press Statement on the Transfer of Technology , 12 February 1999 -- The Foreign Office Spokesman described as false and tendentious the report appearing in the Washington Times that Pakistan is helping North Korea to set up a uranium enrichment capability.
  • CHINA PROLIFERATION Voice of America 11 Feburary 1999 -- THE C-I-A SAYS ORGANIZATIONS IN CHINA AND RUSSIA THAT MAY BE OUTSIDE THE DIRECT CONTROL OF THEIR GOVERNMENTS HAVE EMERGED AS KEY WEAPONS EXPORTERS.
  • CHINA MISSILES Voice of America 11 Feburary 1999 -- TAIWAN'S GOVERNMENT IS ACCUSING CHINA OF DEPLOYING MORE THAN 100 BALLISTIC MISSILES AND AIMING THEM AT TAIWAN. THE PENTAGON SAYS THERE IS NOTHING NEW ABOUT THE MISSILE THREAT TO THE ISLAND.
  • White House News Briefing 11 Feburary 1999 -- " ... the administration is aware of the growing deployment in China, in recent years, of missiles capable of striking Taiwan. This is not particularly new. It's been something that we've been aware of has been going on."
  • DoD News Briefing, February 11, 1999 -- It is incorrect to think that the missile threat that was identified in these recent news reports is something that developed in the last several months. Those missile have been down there for the last five or six years.
  • An Open Letter Issued by the Chinese Scientists 10 February 1998 -- We, Chinese physicists, as signed below ... are greatly shocked, for we are clear that in 1985 and 1997, Dr. Lee successively delivered lectures relating purely to basic research and never dealt with so-called "data that might function as important military applications to China".
  • RECOMMENDATIONS - RE: Cox Committee Report Released by the National Security Council Press Office - 02 February 1999
  • CHINA / U-S / ESPIONAGE Voice of America 02 February 1999 -- CHINA HAS AGAIN DENIED CHARGES MADE BY A U-S CONGRESSIONAL PANEL THAT IT ILLEGALLY ACQUIRED U-S SATELLITE AND MISSILE TECHNOLOGY.

    January

  • China's Demand for Commercial Technology Poses Dilemma for U.S. Companies: Commerce Report Finds U. S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Export Administration January 28, 1999 -- The report concludes that the massive size of China's market makes it extremely difficult for U.S. and other foreign companies to ignore its commercial potential.
  • U-S VIEWS OF CHINA Voice of America 26 January 1999 -- CHINA: FRIEND OR FOE OR SOMETHING IN BETWEEN AND PERHAPS INDEFINABLE? THAT WAS THE TOPIC OF DISCUSSION OF FOREIGN POLICY SPECIALISTS FROM THE U-S CONGRESS AT A RECENT WASHINGTON MEETING. VIEWS RANGE FROM ALARMIST TO FAIRLY REASSURING.
  • Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen Press Conference Tokyo, Japan January 14, 1999 -- As far as the Chinese expanding their ballistic missile capability, it's become very clear that they have developed a long-range capability and that we are well aware of it, as far as their ballistic missiles are concerned, and so I don't understand how this Theater Missile Defense system that would protect the people of Japan, as well as American troops who are here in the population, would in any way pose a threat to China.
  • DoD News Briefing -- Thursday, January 14, 1999 -- Q there was a report yesterday from the, quoting the Chinese Director, Chinese Foreign Ministry's Arms Control Director, Mr. Zia Zucheng that his, where China is warning, is very critical about a ballistic missile defense system including Japan, Taiwan, and the United States.
  • EXCERPTS: COMMERCE DEPT.'S REINSCH ON CHINA EXPORT CONTROLS USIA 14 January 1999 -- Congress's imposition of strict controls on technology exports to China hurts the United States more than the Chinese, Under Secretary of Commerce William Reinsch says. In a January 14 address to the Silicon Valley Forum of the Commonwealth Club in California, Reinsch said that a strong U.S. defense depends on the health of U.S. high-tech companies, which in turn depend on exports.
  • CHINA/MISSILES Voice of America 12 January 1999 -- CHINA SAYS IT IS CONCERNED ABOUT U-S / JAPANESE PLANS TO STUDY THE DEVELOPMENT OF A REGIONAL ANTI-MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM AND IS URGING WASHINGTON NOT TO INCLUDE TAIWAN IN THE PROJECT.
  • DoD News Briefing Thursday, January 7, 1999 -- Q: Do you have anything on the report that China received information about the W88 nuclear warhead via the Los Alamos.
  • CHINA-TECHNOLOGY THEFTS Voice of America 7 January 1999 -- CHINESE OFFICIALS IN BEIJING AND WASHINGTON HAVE REPEATED DENIALS THAT CHINA HAS TRIED TO ACQUIRE SENSITIVE AMERICAN WEAPONS AND ROCKET TECHNOLOGY.
  • Normal Space Commercial Cooperation Between China and US Must Not Be Jeopardized 07 January 1999 -- US House select committee alleged in a report that US national security had been threatened by the "help" offered by American companies for the improvement of Chinese missile technology when China-made Long March rockets were used to launch US-made satellites. This absurd and irresponsible conclusion tarnished the image of the Long March rocket, and undermined the international reputation of its manufacturer and launch services provider.



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