Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
March 2006 - China Special Weapons News
- China/India: Emerging Giants Look To Nuclear Power RFE/RL 26 Mar 2006 -- With increased concern about oil shortages and pollution-induced climate instability, interest has reawakened in civilian nuclear power
- AFRICA: China's great leap into the continent IRIN 23 Mar 2006 -- Providing cheap goods to African consumers is one way China is making inroads into the continent, but on a more fundamental level China is also engaged in a scramble for African resources to feed a roaring economy, expected to overtake Britain's as the fourth largest in the world by the end of 2006.
- China, Russia call for resolution of Iran nuclear issue through diplomacy IRNA 22 Mar 2006 -- China and Russia, in a joint statement issued Tuesday, called for resolution of the Iran nuclear issue through diplomatic ways.
- Chinese envoy urges UNSC to support IAEA in solving Iran's nuclear case IRNA 22 Mar 2006 -- China's Ambassador to the United Nations Wang Guangya said that the UN Security Council should support the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in solving Iran's nuclear issue.
- WHO Expects China to Deliver Long-Awaited Bird Flu Samples VOA 22 Mar 2006 -- World Health Organization officials say they expect China to deliver around 20 bird flu virus samples from animals soon.
- China Dismisses US Criticism of Military, Trade Policies VOA 21 Mar 2006 -- China has rejected a U.S. national security report that criticizes Beijing's military buildup and trade policies.
- Russia's Putin Pledges Energy Cooperation During China Visit VOA 21 Mar 2006 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin is in China to discuss issues that include boosting energy cooperation and working to help resolve the Iranian nuclear standoff.
- Russia, China Block UN Iran Statement VOA 21 Mar 2006 -- The five permanent United Nations Security Council members and Germany have failed to agree on a strategy for pressuring Iran to halt its controversial nuclear program
- China requires IAEA report on Iran at Security Council IRNA 18 Mar 2006 -- China on Friday offered a plan to ask the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency to report to the UN Security Council on Iran's compliance.
- Balance Critical to U.S.-China Relationship, Officials Say AFPS 17 Mar 2006 -- The relationship between the United States and China has been improving, but the U.S. must balance this constructive relationship with the need to hedge against possible threats, two Defense Department officials said here yesterday.
- Watchdog Panel Questions US Export Controls on China VOA 17 Mar 2006 -- A panel commissioned by the U.S. Congress to monitor national security implications of trade between the United States and China is questioning U.S. export control policy toward Beijing.
- China Drops Charges Against New York Times Researcher VOA 17 Mar 2006 -- Chinese authorities have dropped charges of leaking state secrets against a researcher for the New York Times newspaper in Beijing
- China's Closeness With Russia Causes US Concern VOA 16 Mar 2006 -- Relations between the United States and China are improving overall. But, at the same time, American officials say they are worried about what they see as "very tight" relations between Beijing and Moscow.
- Rice Urges Chinese Transparency on Defense Plans VOA 16 Mar 2006 -- U.S Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on a visit to Australia, has called on China to be more transparent about its military buildup
- Taiwan's Governing Party Not Likely to Accept Chinese Offer of Talks VOA 15 Mar 2006 -- Taiwan political leaders are reacting with concern about comments made by China's premier concerning cross-strait relations.
- China Increasing Military Ties in Latin America as Law Restricts US Military VOA 15 Mar 2006 -- The commander of U.S. forces in Latin America says countries in the region are increasingly turning to China for military training because of a U.S. law that has forced a reduction in a previously robust American training program.
- China Wraps Up Annual Congress Session VOA 14 Mar 2006 -- China's largely ceremonial National People's Congress wrapped up its annual 10-day session Tuesday with Premier Wen Jiabao issuing new warnings to Taiwan and unveiling a reform plan to ease unrest in the countryside.
- Seventh round of India, China border talks conclude IRNA 13 Mar 2006 -- The seventh round of India, China border talks aimed at finding a mutually-acceptable solution to the protracted boundary dispute within the framework of political parameters and guiding principles, concluded in Kerala on Monday.
- U.S. URGES CHINA TO OPEN DIALOGUE WITH TAIWAN CNA 09 Mar 2006 -- A high-ranking U.S. State Department official called on China Wednesday to open dialogue with the elected leaders in Taiwan to facilitate a peaceful resolution of cross-Taiwan Strait differences.
- China: Communists Recruiting Young Blood To Revitalize The Party RFE/RL 08 Mar 2006 -- The ranks of the Chinese Communist Party are being swollen by an influx of young people
- Japan Turns Down Chinese Proposal Over Gas Dispute VOA 08 Mar 2006 -- Japan has turned down a Chinese proposal to jointly develop gas and oil fields near a disputed island group in the East China Sea.
- CHINA NOW HAS 784 MISSILES TARGETING TAIWAN: MND CNA 07 Mar 2006 -- China has set up six guided missile brigades along its southeastern coast and now has 784 guided missiles targeting Taiwan, according to the latest data released Tuesday by the Ministry of National Defense.
- China Urges Iran to Cooperate With Nuclear Agency VOA 07 Mar 2006 -- China has urged Iran to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency, saying there was still time for diplomacy to resolve the dispute over the country's nuclear ambitions.
- China's Congress Opens With Agenda to Fix Rural Problems, Raise Military Spending VOA 05 Mar 2006 -- China's legislature has started is annual session with Premier Wen Jiabao laying out a plan to boost spending in the increasingly unstable and poor countryside
- China Taking "Great Strides" Against Narcotics Trafficking Washington File 01 Mar 2006 -- Chinese authorities are making "great strides" to combat regional and global narcotics trafficking, but there also has been a rise in domestic drug abuse and corruption in remote provincial regions, according to the State Department's annual report on narcotics trafficking.
- Analysts: China Has Own Interests Concerning N. Korea VOA 01 Mar 2006 -- Experts say the United States and China do not always have the same interests when it comes to dealing with North Korea
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