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February 2010 - China Special Weapons News
- China concerned by ASEAN subs - admiral RIA Novosti 27 Feb 2010 -- China is concerned by the buildup of ASEAN submarine fleets in seas bordering China, a top Navy official said on Saturday.
- China could build up nuclear capability to counter U.S. missile shield RIA Novosti 24 Feb 2010 -- China could strengthen its nuclear capability in response to U.S. global missile defense plans, a Russian military expert said on Wednesday.
- China Lodges Protest of Dalai Lama's White House Meeting With US Ambassador VOA 19 Feb 2010 -- Officials in Beijing have summoned the U.S. ambassador to China to protest President Barack Obama's meeting Thursday with the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet.
- Obama Meets With Dalai Lama at White House VOA 18 Feb 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has met with the Dalai Lama Thursday, defying China's warnings against the meeting. The president encouraged Tibetans and the Chinese government to resolve their differences through dialogue.
- Obama Meets Dalai Lama at White House VOA 18 Feb 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama met the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, at the White House Thursday despite intense protests from China.
- US Warships in Hong Kong Despite US-China Disputes VOA 17 Feb 2010 -- A group of U.S. naval warships has docked in Hong Kong amid growing tensions between China and the United States over trade and diplomatic issues.
- China Urges Obama to Cancel Planned Dalai Lama Meeting VOA 12 Feb 2010 -- China is urging the US government to cancel plans for President Barack Obama to meet next week with Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.
- US Welcomes Chinese Dialogue with North Korea on Nuclear Issue VOA 09 Feb 2010 -- The United States on Wednesday expressed support for a new Chinese effort to get North Korea back to the Chinese-sponsored six-party talks on its nuclear program. The State Department said North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's recommitment to the negotiating process should be followed by action.
- Russia's work to build China's Tianwan nuclear plant stage to cost $1.8 bln RIA Novosti 09 Feb 2010 -- Russia and China have agreed that Russia's part of work to build the second stage of the Tianwan nuclear power plant (NPP) will cost 1.3 billion euros ($1.8 bln), a source close to negotiations said.
- Iran Nuke Deal, Rise Of China Are Hot Topics At Munich Conference RFE/RL 06 Feb 2010 -- The biggest news at this year’s Munich Security Conference came in the dead of night.
- Military to Continue China Outreach, Official Says AFPS 05 Feb 2010 -- The U.S. military will continue to reach out to China’s military to foster relations as both nations expand their presence in the Asia-Pacific region, the Pentagon’s deputy assistant secretary for Asian and Pacific affairs said yesterday.
- U.S.-China spat would not turn uncontrollable: former premier CNA 05 Feb 2010 -- Washington and Beijing may have given each other a hard time over a host of disputes, including arms sales to Taiwan, the Google controversy and the Dalai Lama, but such spats would not escalate to an uncontrollable, a senior adviser to President Ma Ying-jeou said here Thursday.
- Obama Warns U.S. Will Get Tough On Trade With China RFE/RL 04 Feb 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama says his administration is putting increased pressure on China to open up its domestic market further to reciprocal trade.
- Kazakh Parties Demand Probe Into Alleged Corrupt China Deal RFE/RL 04 Feb 2010 -- Leaders from the Kazakh Communist Party and the unregistered Algha (Forward) party are demanding an immediate investigation into accusations of corruption by President Nursultan Nazarbaev's son-in-law, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.
- China confirms sanctions against U.S. suppliers of arms to Taiwan RIA Novosti 02 Feb 2010 -- China confirmed on Tuesday its decision to impose sanctions against U.S. suppliers of arms to Taiwan.
- China to Sanction US Companies That Sell Arms to Taiwan VOA 02 Feb 2010 -- China has warned of serious repercussions for relations with the United States after the Obama administration's decision to sell arms to Taiwan.
- Analysts: Effect of Possible Chinese Sanctions Against US Companies Would be 'Limited' VOA 01 Feb 2010 -- Analysts say China's threat to impose sanctions against companies that are involved in a recently announced U.S. arms sale to Taiwan is the latest sign of Beijing's growing confidence in the international arena. They say that while the threat is turning into U.S. President Barack Obama's biggest dispute with China, Beijing is unlikely to press the matter, especially when it's own commercial interests are at stake.
- US Regrets Chinese Reaction to Taiwan Arms Sale VOA 01 Feb 2010 -- The Obama administration on Monday expressed regret that China has cut off bilateral U.S.-Chinese military contacts and threatened to sanction U.S. defense firms over its decision to sell Taiwan new military hardware. But U.S. officials say dialogue with Beijing on other key issues continues.
- Gates Hopes Potential Downturn with China Only 'Temporary' AFPS 01 Feb 2010 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today said he hopes that the U.S. and China quickly resolve any potential issues that emerge in the wake of a U.S. arms deal to Taiwan.
- China Steps Up Criticism of US-Taiwan Arms Sale VOA 01 Feb 2010 -- China has stepped up its criticism of the latest U.S. arms sale to Taiwan.
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