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January 2011 - China Special Weapons News
- China Denies Spy Rumors Amid Probe of Tibetan Spiritual Figure VOA 31 Jan 2011 -- Senior Chinese official has stepped forward to quash suspicions the Karmapa Lama may be an agent of Beijing.
- China Blocks Some Internet Reports on Egypt Protests VOA 31 Jan 2011 -- The Chinese government is blocking access to searches for the word “Egypt” on social networking Internet sites in China.
- Defense, Energy Experts Aid China’s Nuclear Security AFPS 28 Jan 2011 -- The Defense and Energy departments are working under a government-to-government agreement signed Jan. 19 with China to establish a regional center of excellence there for nuclear security, a Pentagon official said.
- U.S. urged to pay more attention to cross-strait military imbalance CNA 26 Jan 2011 -- A high-level visiting Taiwanese official called on the United States Wednesday to pay closer attention to the military imbalance across the Taiwan Strait, a result of China's aggressive military development.
- Europe Divided Over China Arms Sales VOA 25 Jan 2011 -- Britain is on a collision course with the European Union over the sale of arms to China. Since the Beijing government crackdown on protestors in Tiananmen Square in 1989, EU member states have been banned from selling goods that could be used by the Chinese military.
- Ukraine reportedly helping China build aircraft carrier CNA 25 Jan 2011 -- Ukraine has been providing China with the technics to build an aircraft carrier, according to the latest issue of the Canada-based Kanwa Asian Defense magazine.
- US Warns China on North Korea Policy VOA 21 Jan 2011 -- U.S. President Barack Obama is warning the United States may have to redeploy American forces in Asia unless China toughens its stance on North Korea.
- Chinese Leader Wraps Up US Visit VOA 21 Jan 2011 -- Chinese President Hu Jintao visited students and business leaders in the central U.S. city of Chicago, wrapping up a four-day visit to the United States.
- China Declares Hu, Obama Meetings Successful VOA 20 Jan 2011 -- China is calling President Hu Jintao’s talks with President Barack Obama successful, and says the two leaders reached "important consensus” on a wide range of issues.
- Hu Faces Critics in US Congress VOA 20 Jan 2011 -- Chinese President Hu Jintao has faced his critics in the U.S. Congress for talks on human rights, economic policy and North Korea.
- China's Investments in US Are Growing VOA 20 Jan 2011 -- China's investment in U.S. business operations is growing rapidly, as the world's second largest economy seeks to find opportunities for profits on the home turf of the biggest global economy.
- China Continues Strong Economic Growth VOA 20 Jan 2011 -- China posted double-digit growth in 2010, despite expectations of an economic slowdown in the fourth quarter.
- Remarks by President Obama and President Hu of the People's Republic of China in an Exchange of Toasts at State Dinner The White House 19 Jan 2011
- U.S. & China: Building a Positive, Cooperative, and Comprehensive Relationship The White House 19 Jan 2011
- Press Conference with President Obama and President Hu of the People's Republic of China The White House 19 Jan 2011
- Remarks by President Obama and President Hu in a Roundtable with American and Chinese Business Leaders The White House 19 Jan 2011
- Remarks by President Obama and President Hu of the People's Republic of China at Official Arrival Ceremony The White House 19 Jan 2011
- Fact Sheet: U.S., China Sign Agreement to Establish Center of Excellence on Nuclear Security The White House 19 Jan 2011
- Fact Sheet: U.S., China Partner to Counter Nuclear Smuggling The White House 19 Jan 2011
- FACT SHEET: U.S.-China Commercial Relations The White House 19 Jan 2011
- FACT SHEET: U.S.-China Economic Issues The White House 19 Jan 2011
- Fact Sheet: U.S. - China Cooperation on Climate Change, Clean Energy, and the Environment The White House 19 Jan 2011
- Currency Concerns Top Agenda Of Obama's Talks With Chinese President RFE/RL 19 Jan 2011 -- Chinese President Hu Jintao has made it clear during the past week what analysts have suspected for months.
- China Agrees to $45 Billion in US Export Deals VOA 19 Jan 2011 -- China has agreed to $45 billion in export deals with U.S. companies, with nearly half of the contracts a commitment to buy 200 Boeing aircraft costing $19 billion.
- US, China Vow Increased Cooperation VOA 19 Jan 2011 -- U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao, vowed to increase cooperation between their two nations Wednesday, while acknowledging differences still persist.
- Top US, Chinese Business Leaders Meet With Obama, Hu VOA 19 Jan 2011 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has invited some of the country's top business leaders to meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao.
- Obama, Hu Urged to Hold Substantive Human Rights Talks VOA 19 Jan 2011 -- Veteran Chinese dissident Bao Tong’s phone was cut off last October, shortly after the Nobel Peace Prize committee named jailed Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo its 2010 laureate.
- A Summit That Won't Be Business As Usual: Obama, Hu Meet In Washington RFE/RL 18 Jan 2011 -- A meeting of the heads of the world’s two biggest economies would make headlines under any conditions.
- Ma dismisses connection between drill, Hu's U.S. visit CNA 18 Jan 2011 -- President Ma dismissed speculation that air defense exercise was timed to coincide with visit by China's president to US.
- Taiwan watchful as China's Hu begins U.S. visit CNA 18 Jan 2011 -- Relations among Taiwan, China and the United States are by no means a "zero-sum" game, and Taiwan hopes Washington will stand firm on its commitment to Taiwan.
- Chinese president's U.S. visit raises alarm on Taiwan-U.S. ties CNA 18 Jan 2011 -- President Ma must urge Washington to strongly reiterate U.S. obligations to Taiwan's security under the Taiwan Relations Act.
- Chinese President Arrives in US for State Visit VOA 18 Jan 2011 -- China’s President Hu Jintao has arrived in Washington for a state visit. Obama administration officials say they will not avoid difficult issues in meetings with Mr. Hu.
- China Sees Hu Visit as Building Trust VOA 18 Jan 2011 -- Chinese President Hu Jintao is on his way to the United States, with a message of the need for Sino-American cooperation, not confrontation.
- White House: China Must Take Steps to Revalue Currency VOA 18 Jan 2011 -- The White House says China must take more steps to allow its yuan currency to strengthen, and says that view is shared by many countries around the world.
- India asks China to demonstrate sensitivity to core interests IRNA 18 Jan 2011 -- India has said that Asian countries would judge China's 'peaceful rise' not so much by the intentions of its leadership as by their 'actions'.
- Hu Visit Comes During 'Critical Juncture' for US-China Relations VOA 17 Jan 2011 -- Chinese President Hu Jintao arrives Tuesday in Washington D.C. for a state visit that some political analysts say will be the most important in 30 years.
- President Ma concerned about Chinese leader's visit to U.S. CNA 17 Jan 2011 -- President Ma: His administration is very concerned about Chinese President Hu Jintao's imminent visit to the US.
- US Senators Push to Penalize China in Currency Dispute VOA 17 Jan 2011 -- A group of US senators has announced a new legislative effort to punish China for its currency policies on the eve of a state visit to Washington by Chinese President Hu Jintao.
- China denies plans to send troops to North Korea RIA Novosti 17 Jan 2011 -- Chinese officials dismissed media reports that Beijing planned to deploy a small contingent of Chinese troops in North Korea.
- Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates at Keio University DoD 14 Jan 2011
- Press Briefing by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Previewing the Upcoming State Visit of President Hu of China The White House 14 Jan 2011
- Inaugural Richard C. Holbrooke Lecture on a Broad Vision of U.S.-China Relations in the 21st Century US Dept. of State 14 Jan 2011
- Gates Cites 'Disconnects,' But Says China's Leaders Do Control Military VOA 14 Jan 2011 -- US Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he is confident that they have full control of the People's Liberation Army.
- Clinton: Gates' China Trip Continues Holbrooke's Vision AFPS 14 Jan 2011 -- Secretary of State Clinton: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’ trip to China this week advanced U.S. relations there.
- Clinton Calls for Transparency and Trust in US-China Relationship VOA 14 Jan 2011 -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S.-China relationship is at a critical juncture.
- US Officials Look Ahead to Chinese President's State Visit VOA 14 Jan 2011 -- Obama administration officials have been laying the groundwork for next week's state visit by China's President Hu Jintao.
- China Stresses It Must Work With US VOA 14 Jan 2011 -- China is emphasizing to foreign diplomats that it takes the relationship with the United States seriously and that the two countries will work together.
- Obama urged to show support for Taiwan in meeting with Hu CNA 14 Jan 2011 -- One quarter of U.S. senators have written a letter to President Obama, urging him to keep Taiwan's security interests in mind.
- Mullen Cites Strategic Importance of China-U.S. Relationship AFPS 12 Jan 2011 -- Building a strong U.S.-China relationship is important from a national security strategy perspective, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today.
- US Defense Secretary Calls China Talks Productive VOA 12 Jan 2011 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is in Tokyo, following three days of meetings in China that he called productive.
- Media Availability with Secretary Gates at the Great Wall of China DoD 12 Jan 2011 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates
- Gates Says China Relations Ready for Next Level AFPS 12 Jan 2011 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates ended his meetings in China today, saying the discussions he had with Chinese officials will take the military-to-military relationship between the two countries to the next level.
- MAC gives cold shoulder to Beijing proposal on military talks CNA 12 Jan 2011 -- The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) , Taiwan's top agency on China affairs, gave the cold shoulder Wednesday to a proposal by China that the two sides of the Taiwan Strait should hold military negotiations.
- China Praises Renewed Military Ties With U.S., But Distrust Remains RFE/RL 11 Jan 2011 -- The United and China are trying to defuse military tensions during U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates' visit to Beijing.
- Gates: Chinese Taking Strategic Dialogue Proposal Seriously AFPS 11 Jan 2011 -- The Chinese are taking an American proposal to hold a strategic dialogue between the two countries seriously, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.
- Taiwan Could be Less Hot-Button Issue in Future, Gates Says AFPS 11 Jan 2011 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates believes that U.S. arms sales to Taiwan may evolve into a less hot-button issue in U.S.-China relations.
- Media Roundtable with Secretary Gates from Beijing, China DoD 11 Jan 2011 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates
- India terms reports of Chinese incursion as 'baseless' IRNA 11 Jan 2011 -- India on Monday termed media reports alleging Chinese troop intrusion in the Demchok area of Leh District in Jammu and Kashmir as ‘baseless’.
- China Denies Involvement in Renault Corporate Espionage Scandal VOA 11 Jan 2011 -- China has denied involvement in industrial spying allegations swirling around French carmaker Renault. Three Renault executives have been suspended and the affair may damage French-Chinese ties.
- Chinese Leaders Surprised by Fighter Test During Gates Visit VOA 11 Jan 2011 -- A senior U.S. defense official says China’s civilian leaders did not know about Tuesday’s first flight test of the country’s new fighter jet when U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates asked about it during a meeting with President Hu Jintao.
- China reportedly tests stealth fighter CNA 11 Jan 2011 -- China test-flew a J-20 fighter, its version of the stealth jet, for the first time Tuesday, according to a military observer.
- China confirms maiden flight of fifth-generation fighter RIA Novosti 11 Jan 2011 -- Chinese President Hu Jintao confirmed on Tuesday his country had carried out its first test-flight of a fifth-generation stealth fighter jet.
- Chinese websites claim fifth-generation fighter has made maiden flight RIA Novosti 11 Jan 2011 -- China's fifth-generation stealth fighter appears to have flown for the first time on Tuesday, according to a series of accounts and images taken by Chinese aviation enthusiasts.
- Joint Press Conference with Secretary Gates and General Liang from Beijing, China DoD 10 Jan 2011 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chinese Minister for National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie
- Opening Statement by Secretary Robert Gates during Joint Press Conference with General Liang Guanglie from Beijing, China DoD 10 Jan 2011
- China-U.S. Military Meetings Called 'Candid, Productive' AFPS 10 Jan 2011 -- The meetings between Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Chinese officials here today were termed “candid and productive” by both U.S. and Chinese officials.
- U.S., China Must Cooperate as World Powers, Gates Says AFPS 10 Jan 2011 -- The United States and China are world powers that need to cooperate, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.
- China, U.S. to improve ties, resume defense talks RIA Novosti 10 Jan 2011 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie resumed defense dialogue to improve relations between the countries, world media said Monday.
- New US-China Defense Talks Planned, But No ‘Strategic Dialogue’ VOA 10 Jan 2011 -- China deferred a request for a new strategic defense dialogue with the United States Monday during a meeting in Beijing between the two countries’ defense chiefs. But the officials did agree on a series of other talks and exchanges marking the end of a difficult year for U.S.-China defense relations.
- US Defense Secretary Gates Arrives in China VOA 09 Jan 2011 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived in Beijing Sunday for a 3-day visit aimed at improving military ties between Beijing and Washington.
- Media Availability with Secretary Gates en route to Beijing, China from Andrews Air Force Base DoD 08 Jan 2011 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates
- Gates Pursues Strategic Dialogue with China AFPS 08 Jan 2011 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is traveling to China, where he will seek to expand and deepen the military-to-military relationship between the U.S. and the Asian nation.
- Russian firm builds another aerostat system for China RIA Novosti 09 Jan 2011 -- Russia's Augur-RosAeroSystems will finish in 2011 the construction of a third large-size tethered aerostat under a contract with a Chinese firm, the company's president said.
- Gates Seeks Sustained Military Relationship with China AFPS 07 Jan 2011 -- The military-to-military relationship between the United States and China has been restored.
- China Confirms Hu's Visit to US VOA 07 Jan 2011 -- China has confirmed that President Hu Jintao will visit the United States later this month, a trip that it likely to address tensions on the Korean peninsula.
- Gates' China Trip Aims for Lasting Military-to-Military Relationship AFPS 06 Jan 2011 -- Defense Secretary Gates' official visit to China next week is designed to lay the foundation for a lasting military-to-military relationship.
- Navy Intel Chief Discusses China's Military Advances AFPS 06 Jan 2011 -- Though China has demonstrated its ability to field advanced military prototypes speedily, how soon it can put those capabilities to use remains a key question.
- China: No Changes to 'No First Nuclear Strike Policy' VOA 06 Jan 2011 -- China denies a Japanese media report that the PLA will consider launching a preemptive nuclear strike if threatened by another nuclear state.
- Pentagon Not Concerned About New Chinese Jet VOA 05 Jan 2011 -- The U.S. Defense Department spokesman says officials are not concerned about reports of advanced testing of a new Chinese fighter jet.
- Taiwan questions China's stealth capability CNA 05 Jan 2011 -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense indirectly confirmed a lawmaker's assessment that China's 5th-gen fighter capability is doubtful.
- Possible lifting of EU's China arms embargo raises concerns CNA 05 Jan 2011 -- Taiwan's lawmakers expressed concern over the EU's possible lifting of its arms embargo on China.
- Secretary Clinton Remarks With Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi Before Their Meeting US Dept. of State 05 Jan 2011
- China's Yang: US-China Relations on 'Right Track' VOA 05 Jan 2011 -- Chinese FM Jiechi says relations between his country and the US are on the "right track" ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's planned visit to Washington later this month.
- Obama Reaffims Desire for 'Positive' US-China Relationship VOA 05 Jan 2011 -- US President Barack Obama has reaffirmed his commitment to building a positive bilateral relationship with China.
- Experts doubt 'stealth' capability of Chinese fighters CNA 04 Jan 2011 -- Local military analysts expressed doubt about the "stealth' capability of a Chinese stealth fighter that reportedly has been performing tests.
- China reportedly developing stealth fighters CNA 04 Jan 2011 -- A military observer said that China is developing its own stealth fighters that could someday rival similar aircraft produced by the US or Russia.
- China says mastered nuclear fuel reprocessing RIA Novosti 03 Jan 2011 -- Chinese scientists have developed own technologies for reprocessing spent nuclear fuel, which could increase the country's power supply dramatically, state television reported on Monday.
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