Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
March 2007 - China Special Weapons News
- U.S. Experts Urge Greater Chinese Military Openness Washington File 30 Mar 2007 -- China's growing military investments in capabilities ranging from conventional weapons to cybersystems and its lack of openness regarding intent raise the possibility of a miscalculation that could spark conflict, according to U.S. security policy experts.
- Defense Expert Issues Warning on China's Anti-Satellite Efforts VOA 30 Mar 2007 -- A U.S. defense expert is urging Washington to take seriously the possibility that China could develop space weapons to use against the United States
- Proposed Changes to Taiwan Constitution Provoke Beijing's Ire VOA 28 Mar 2007 -- A private Taiwan research institute's proposal to rewrite the island's constitution has provoked a heated response from a Chinese official, an indication of how sensitive Beijing is to the slightest hint that Taiwan might be moving toward formal independence
- Pace Visits Chinese Air Base, Checks Out Su-27 Fighter-Bomber AFPS 24 Mar 2007 -- In a move toward openness, Chinese military officials let the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff examine their top-of-the-line combat aircraft and allowed him to speak with pilots and ground personnel here.
- Chairman Observes Chinese Land Combat Exercise AFPS 24 Mar 2007 -- Artillery and mortar fire poured in on one impact area, while attack helicopters launched strikes that absolutely pulverized another.
- Pace Calls for Closer Military Ties Between China, U.S. AFPS 23 Mar 2007 -- Military-to-military contacts will help China and the United States avoid misunderstandings and help build greater stability and prosperity in Asia, Marine Gen. Peter Pace said here today.
- US General Tells China Anti-Missile Test Caused Confusion VOA 23 Mar 2007 -- The United States' top general is encouraging military leaders in China to be more transparent as they build up their country's armed forces
- PRC ready to reopen talks with Taiwan if one China recognized RIA Novosti 20 Mar 2007 -- The Chinese leadership is ready to resume negotiations with Taiwan if Taiwanese authorities recognize the "one China" principle, the Chinese president said Tuesday.
- U.S. PACIFIC COMMAND NOMINEE PROMISES ENGAGEMENT WITH CHINA CNA 09 Mar 2007 -- The admiral nominated to serve as the top U.S. military commander in the Pacific said Thursday that if his nomination is confirmed, he will pursue robust engagement with China to help defuse tensions across the Taiwan Strait.
- India, Japan, US Plan Military Cooperation While China Watches Nervously VOA 09 Mar 2007 -- Three-way military cooperation among India, Japan and the United States is being eyed with concern by China, but the participants say the new grouping will not evolve into a formal alliance, and is not meant to "contain" China
- Chinese Military Buildup a Source of Interest and Concern Washington File 08 Mar 2007 -- U.S. officials are calling on China to show greater transparency in its military strategy and doctrine, saying the country's continuing military buildup is a "source of concern and interest" for China's neighbors and the United States.
- US Defense Secretary Says China Is Not Strategic Threat VOA 08 Mar 2007 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday he does not consider China a strategic threat, in spite of the country's sharply rising defense spending and capability
- China Not Strategic Adversary of U.S., Gates Says AFPS 08 Mar 2007 -- China is not a strategic adversary of the United States, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during a news roundtable yesterday.
- U.S. Military Increasing Contacts with China, Commanders Say Washington File 07 Mar 2007 -- U.S. commanders in the Pacific region told Congress they are optimistic about the recent nuclear agreement with North Korea, gradually are increasing military contacts with China and would like to start bringing thousands of American military families to South Korea, where most troops currently serve one-year hardship tours.
- Delivery terms for Il-76 aircraft to China may be revised RIA Novosti 07 Mar 2007 -- The timeframe for the delivery of Russian Il-76 Candid military cargo aircraft to China may be reviewed due to increased production costs, the head of Russia's Federal Industry Agency said Wednesday.
- China Tells US Not to Promote Taiwan Independence VOA 04 Mar 2007 -- China has urged the United States to refrain from sending the wrong signals to supporters of Taiwan independence.
- China's Defense Budget to Increase 17.8% in 2007 VOA 04 Mar 2007 -- China's military spending will grow by 17 point eight percent to nearly $45 billion this year
- DEFENSE BUDGET HIKE EXPOSES CHINA'S ATTEMPT AT GLOBAL HEGEMONY: MAC CNA 04 Mar 2007 -- China's substantial military budget hike reveals its attempt at achieving global dominance or hegemony, Mainland Affairs Council Chairman Joseph Wu said Sunday.
- China says Iran will heed world concern over its nuclear program RIA Novosti 01 Mar 2007 -- China believes Iran will respond with understanding to the world community's concern over its nuclear program, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday.
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