Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
April 2008 - China Special Weapons News
- China Denies Foreign Pressure Led to Talks With Dalai Lama's Envoy VOA 29 Apr 2008 -- China's Foreign Ministry denies foreign pressure led to Beijing's decision to revive talks with a representative of the Dalai Lama
- China ready for dialogue with Dalai Lama RIA Novosti 29 Apr 2008 -- Chinese officials are ready to meet "in the coming days" with representatives of Tibet's exiled spiritual leader who they blame for last month's riots in the Tibetan capital, the Xinhua news agency said Tuesday.
- China Offers to Meet with Dalai Lama Representative VOA 25 Apr 2008 -- The Chinese government has announced it will soon meet with an envoy of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, to discuss the situation in Tibet
- Key US Diplomat Urges China to Open Talks With Dalai Lama VOA 23 Apr 2008 -- The second-ranking diplomat in the Bush administration is urging China to open talks with the Dalai Lama, saying stability in the troubled, Chinese-ruled Tibet is not possible without such dialogue
- Friedman: Chinese Believe Tibetans, Other Ethnic Groups Should be Incorporated into One China cfr.org 23 Apr 2008
- Backgrounder: Nationalism in China cfr.org 23 Apr 2008
- China Defends Arms Shipment to Zimbabwe as Normal Trade VOA 22 Apr 2008 -- China says a shipment of weapons headed for Zimbabwe is a product of normal trade. The Chinese Foreign Ministry says the ship was unable to unload and now may be heading back for China
- China Faces Predicament Over North Korean Refugees VOA 16 Apr 2008 -- Last year, China surprised the world when it allowed 43 North Korean defectors to quickly leave the country after they had slipped into the South Korean consulate and U.N. refugee offices in Beijing
- VP-elect's meeting with Chinese leader helpful: KMT lawmaker CNA 13 Apr 2008 -- An opposition Kuomintang (KMT) legislative caucus leader said Sunday that although it was yet unclear what results the meeting between Taiwan's vice President-elect and the Chinese president would produce, the exchange was definitely conducive to the development of cross-strait ties in the future.
- VP-elect satisfied with China's treatment at Boao forum CNA 13 Apr 2008 -- Taiwan's Vice President-elect Vincent Siew said late Saturday that he was satisfied with courteous reception that China has accorded him at an economic forum being held in the southern Chinese resort of Boao in Hainan province.
- VP-elect's China visit should benefit all: spokesman CNA 13 Apr 2008 -- Vice President-elect Vincent Siew is expected to return home bearing the fruits of his China visit, which should benefit all fellow citizens, not just his own party or any specific individual, an official said Sunday.
- Vice President-elect returns to Taiwan from China CNA 13 Apr 2008 -- Vice President Vincent Siew returned to Taipei late Sunday from a three-day forum in Hainan province, southern China.
- VP-elect brings up 4 requests in historic talks with Chinese leader CNA 12 Apr 2008 -- Taiwan's Vice President-elect Vincent Siew brought up four requests in his historic talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao Saturday, with improving economic relations as main focus, according to Siew's spokesman.
- VP-elect meets Chinese president for historic talks CNA 12 Apr 2008 -- Taiwan's Vice President-elect Vincent Siew met with Chinese President Hu Jintao Saturday for the highest-level political contact across the Taiwan Strait in more than five decades.
- China's President Hu, Taiwan's Vice President Meet VOA 12 Apr 2008 -- Taiwan's incoming vice president, Vincent Siew, met briefly Saturday with Chinese President Hu Jintao during a regional forum in China.
- China: Officials Say Uyghur Group Involved In Olympic Terror Plot RFE/RL 11 Apr 2008 -- Officials in Beijing say they have broken up plots by two terrorist groups, including the Islamic Movement of East Turkestan, a banned Uyghur organization, to stage attacks during the Olympic Games in August.
- Dalai Lama Says China Has No Right to Silence Protesters VOA 10 Apr 2008 -- Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has reiterated his support for the Beijing Olympic Games, but says authorities in China have no right to demand that critics end peaceful demonstrations against China's actions in Tibet
- Bush Urges China's Leaders to Meet With Dalai Lama VOA 09 Apr 2008 -- President Bush is urging Chinese leaders to open talks with the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama
- Backgrounder: The Question of Tibet cfr.org 09 Apr 2008
- US Lawmakers Condemn China's Crackdown in Tibet VOA 09 Apr 2008 -- The House of Representatives is expected to approve a bipartisan resolution Wednesday condemning China's crackdown in Tibet and urging Beijing to hold a substantive dialogue with the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama
- Chinese authorities arrest more than 400 over Tibet riots RIA Novosti 09 Apr 2008 -- Authorities in China's Gansu province have detained 432 people, including 170 monks, for involvement in violent protests against Chinese rule in Tibet in mid-March, a local official said on Wednesday.
- Chinese Official in Tibet Calls for Swift Trial of Alleged Lhasa Rioters VOA 04 Apr 2008 -- China's top law and order official in Tibet has called on judges in the remote region to swiftly try and judge Tibetans accused of involvement in recent rare anti-government unrest.
- Dalai Lama's Envoy Calls on US Lawmakers to Make 'Urgent' Visit to Tibet VOA 03 Apr 2008 -- The Dalai Lama's special envoy Lodi Gyari has told members of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus in Washington that China must bear full responsibility for the recent violence and suffering in Tibet
- US Envoy Expresses Concern to Chinese Officials About Tibet VOA 02 Apr 2008 -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says he has expressed concern to Chinese officials about recent violence in Tibet.
- China Warns of Tibetan Suicide Attacks VOA 01 Apr 2008 -- Chinese authorities say they believe Tibetan forces agitating for independence are planning to launch violent suicide attacks
- Beijing Denies Involvement in China Spy Case VOA 01 Apr 2008 -- China is denying any involvement in an espionage case in which a U.S. defense analyst pleaded guilty to passing on classified information to an alleged Chinese government agent.
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