Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
May 2011 - China Special Weapons News
- Kim Jong Il Pays Unofficial Visit to Northeastern and Huadong Regions of China KCNA 27 May 2011 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, paid an unofficial visit to the People's Republic of China from May 20 to 26 at the invitation of Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the PRC.
- Speech of Kim Jong Il at Banquet KCNA 27 May 2011 -- Following is the full text of a speech delivered by general secretary Kim Jong Il at the banquet:
- Speech of Hu Jintao at Banquet KCNA 27 May 2011 -- Following is the full text of a speech delivered by Hu Jintao, general secretary of the C.C., the Chinese Communist Party, at the banquet arranged in honor of General Secretary Kim Jong Il:
- Kim Jong Il Returns Home after Paying Unofficial Visit to China KCNA 27 May 2011 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, Friday returned home after successfully wrapping up his unofficial visit to the PRC.
- Kim Jong Il Sends Message of Thanks to Hu Jintao KCNA 27 May 2011 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, Thursday sent a message of thanks to Hu Jintao, general secretary of the C.C., the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China.
- Observers Question Motives as Burmese, N. Korean Leaders Visit Beijing VOA 27 May 2011 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has returned to Pyongyang after a week-long visit to close ally and neighbor China.
- US Ambassador Says China Must Do More on N. Korea, Human Rights VOA 27 May 2011 -- U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke says Beijing must do more to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear program.
- China deploys new ballistic missile opposite Taiwan CNA 26 May 2011 -- China has assembled a new military unit equipped with a new ballistic missile system opposite Taiwan.
- PLA admits cyber war unit CNA 26 May 2011 -- Chinese military officials have for the first time confirmed the establishment of a cyber war unit in China.
- China Refuses to Confirm Reports it Will Run Strategic Pakistani Port VOA 24 May 2011 -- China says it has not heard of Pakistan’s request to operate a strategic port on Pakistan’s southwest coast and to help build a naval base there.
- Philippines, China Support Discussion on South China Sea VOA 24 May 2011 -- China's defense minister has wrapped up meetings with Philippine officials this week pledging to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea through dialogue.
- Taiwan, China should resolve disputes peacefully: U.S. CNA 21 May 2011 -- The U.S. Department of State reaffirmed Friday that the United States has maintained a consistent policy toward China and that the two sides of the Taiwan Strait should resolve their disputes in a peaceful manner.
- South Korea Media: Kim Jong Il Visits China VOA 20 May 2011 -- South Korean media are reporting that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is visiting China.
- China, Pakistan Tout Close Relations VOA 20 May 2011 -- Pakistan's prime minister has met with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing on the final day of a four-day trip aimed at promoting ties between the two nations. Yousuf Raza Gilani's trip to China follows increased tensions between Pakistan and the United States.
- Transcript: Joint Press Conference with Adm. Mullen and Gen. Chen from the Pentagon DoD 18 May 2011 -- Presenter: Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), and Gen. Chen Bingde, Chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army (PLA)e
- PLA chief: No ballistic missile deployment targeting Taiwan CNA 19 May 2011 -- The chief of general staff of China's People's Liberation Army said in the United States Wednesday that China does not have ballistic missiles deployed in coastal areas targeting Taiwan.
- US, China Seek Harmony in Military Ties VOA 19 May 2011 -- The United States and China held their highest-level military talks in seven years this week in Washington, during the visit of the chief of staff of the People's Liberation Army, General Chen Bingde. While military ties between the two countries have long lagged behind stronger relations in business and other areas, and pointed differences of view remain, the two sides say the frank talks have helped build understanding.
- U.S., China Military Officials Call Talks Frank, Fruitful AFPS 18 May 2011 -- The U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his Chinese counterpart announced the completion of two days of talks that they agreed will move their militaries, and respective countries, closer together.
- Top Chinese General: China Will Never Challenge the US Military VOA 18 May 2011 -- China's top military officer says China never intends to challenge the United States military.
- China Downplays Report on Illegal North Korean Missile Shipments VOA 17 May 2011 -- Chinese officials are downplaying a U.N. report that accuses North Korea of continuing to export banned ballistic missile technology. On Tuesday, Chinese officials refused to engage allegations that the illegal shipments went through China.
- Chinese Remain Optimistic After US Talks Stall VOA 12 May 2011 -- Despite few concrete results from this week’s high-level U.S.-China talks in Washington, Chinese officials indicate their government firmly supports increasing dialogue.
- Secretary Clinton Interview With Hu Shuli and Huang Shan of Caixin Media Company US Dept. of State 11 May 2011
- Clinton Calls Chinese Crackdown a 'Fool's Errand' VOA 11 May 2011 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says China's effort to hold off the kind of democratic changes that are sweeping the Middle East is a "fool's errand" that is doomed to failure.
- Taiwan plans to sign nuclear safety pact with China CNA 11 May 2011 -- Taiwan looks forward to signing a nuclear safety cooperation agreement with China.
- Chinese Defense Minister on Boosting Sino-DPRK Friendship KCNA 11 May 2011 -- DPRK Ambassador to China Ji Jae Ryong paid a courtesy call on Liang Guanglie, minister of National Defense of China.
- Clinton/Geithner/Wang/Dai Joint Closing Remarks for the Strategic and Economic Dialogue US Dept. of State 10 May 2011
- Clinton/Geithner Remarks at the Conclusion of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue With China US Dept. of State 10 May 2011
- Clinton/Xie Remarks at U.S.-China EcoPartnerships Signing Ceremony US Dept. of State 10 May 2011
- China Willing to Discuss Human Rights Differences With US VOA 10 May 2011 -- China is responding to U.S. criticism of its human-rights record by saying it is willing to discuss differences on the basis of equality and mutual respect.
- US, China Conclude Talks on Currency, Rights, Trade VOA 10 May 2011 -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says there have been encouraging changes in Beijing's economic policies.
- Taiwan monitoring China's aircraft carrier development CNA 09 May 2011 -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense: Closely monitoring China's aircraft carrier development.
- Secretary Clinton Remarks at the Opening Session of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue US Dept. of State 09 May 2011
- Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden to the Opening Session of the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue The White House 09 May 2011
- Clinton/Dai Remarks at U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Strategic Track Plenary Session One US Dept. of State 09 May 2011
- Clinton/Geithner Remarks at Banquet for Vice Premier Wang, State Councilor Dai and the Chinese delegation US Dept. of State 09 May 2011
- Readout of the President's Meeting with the Co-Chairs of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue The White House 09 May 2011
- U.S.-China Talks Focusing On Human Rights, Trade, And Foreign Policy RFE/RL 09 May 2011 -- Top officials from Beijing have descended on Washington for two days of talks on economic, human rights issues, and foreign policy issues.
- US Concerned About Crackdown in China as Talks Begin VOA 09 May 2011 -- US VP Biden and Secretary of State Clinton both voiced concern to Chinese authorities about China's human rights record and an ongoing crackdown in the country.
- Test Flight of Unmanned Helicopter Made in China KCNA 09 May 2011 -- The first test flight of the largest-ever unmanned helicopter V750 was conducted in Shandong Province, China on May 7.
- China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan complete anti-terror drills RIA Novosti 07 May 2011 -- China, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have conducted a joint anti-terror exercise in northwest China, Xinhua reported on Saturday.
- US Military Drone Approaching to China and DPRK KCNA 06 May 2011 -- Article titled "The U.S. military drone approaching closer to China and the DPRK" which disclosed the U.S. military threat growing more serious around the Korean Peninsula.
- China Seeks Global Help in Fighting Uighur Separatists VOA 05 May 2011 -- China is calling for the international community to help fight what it says is its own homegrown terrorist problem in mostly Muslim Xinjiang. The Chinese government accuses the region's Uighur minority population of seeking independence through violence, while the Uighurs blames Beijing for suppressing their culture and religion.
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