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August 2011 - China Special Weapons News
- Taiwan military refutes claims of China's penetration CNA 31 Aug 2011 -- Taiwan's defense ministry denied claims that Taiwan's military has been penetrated by Chinese intelligence.
- China successfully tests new aircraft carrier RIA Novosti 31 Aug 2011 -- China's first aircraft carrier has successfully completed its maiden sea trials and returned to a shipyard for further refurbishing.
- China Moves Toward Permanent Space Presence VOA 31 Aug 2011 -- A country that only eight years ago put its first taikonaut into orbit could, in eight more years, be the only country to possess a permanently-crewed space station.
- Japan's Neighbors Give Cautious Welcome to New PM VOA 31 Aug 2011 -- Previous comments by the 54-year-old politician Yoshihiko Noda are prompting concern about whether he truly desires better relations with Japanís neighbors.
- Taiwan says China still a 'threat' despite improved ties CNA 30 Aug 2011 -- China still poses a national security threat to Taiwan despite a reduction in cross-Taiwan Strait tensions.
- Tibetan Monks Face Chinese Justice in Self-Immolation Case VOA 30 Aug 2011 -- Earlier this year a young Tibetan Buddhist monk killed himself in protest at Beijingís restrictions on religious freedom.
- Taiwan Considers Eco-Tourism to Assert Territorial Claims VOA 29 Aug 2011 -- Taiwan has been a relatively quiet player in the tense dispute about territorial claims in the South China Sea.
- China's military deployment a 'barrier': Taiwan official CNA 28 Aug 2011 -- Taiwan's top-ranking China policy official: China's military deployment against island constituted a barrier in relationship between the two sides.
- Japanese coast guard to reinforce border patrol RIA Novosti 27 Aug 2011 -- The Japanese Coast Guard will beef up border patrols following the intrusion of two Chinese ships into Japanese waters.
- MiG denies stealth technology transfer to China RIA Novosti 26 Aug 2011 -- Russia has never transferred any stealth technology to China to assist it with its J-20 Black Eagle fifth-generation stealth fighter prototype.
- China Attaches Great Importance to Relations with DPRK KCNA 26 Aug 2011 -- Colonel General Liang Guanglie, state councilor and minister of National Defense of China, met and had a talk with a delegation of logistics officials of the KPA.
- China Slams Pentagon Over Critical Military Report VOA 25 Aug 2011 -- China is responding angrily to a new U.S. Defense Department report which describes the country's military modernization as a threat to regional military balances.
- China State-Run News Agency Accuses U.S. Of 'Interfering' After Military Report RFE/RL 25 Aug 2011 -- China's state-run Xinhua News Agency has accused the United States of "interfering" in China's affairs following release of DoD report.
- No letup in Chinese drills simulating Taiwan attack CNA 25 Aug 2011 -- Former Deputy Defense Minister Lin: Despite showing goodwill and friendliness, China has never ceased its military exercises simulating attacks on Taiwan.
- Kim Jong Il to Visit Northeast Area of China KCNA 25 Aug 2011 -- Kim Jong Il will pay a visit to the Northeast area of the People's Republic of China on August 25.
- DOD Press Briefing on the 2011 Annual Report to Congress: Military and Developments Involving the People's Republic of China DoD 24 Aug 2011
- China Report Notes Military Modernization AFPS 24 Aug 2011 -- China’s military is modernizing, but the Chinese government needs to be more forthcoming on why it needs these new capabilities.
- Pakistan Denies Link to Chinese Terror Group VOA 24 Aug 2011 -- Pakistan's foreign minister is denying claims made by some Chinese officials that her country had anything to do with terrorist attacks in Xinjiang.
- Next round of Taiwan-China talks postponed due to differences CNA 24 Aug 2011 -- The seventh round of top-level talks between Taiwan and China will not take place this month as planned.
- SEF confirms existence of '1992 consensus' CNA 24 Aug 2011 -- The "1992 consensus" between Taiwan and China has actually existed even though the opposition Democratic Progressive Party has refused to accept it.
- South China Sea on Agenda as Philippine President Heads to Beijing VOA 24 Aug 2011 -- Chinaís ambassador in Manila says his country is willing to look into partnerships with the Philippines in disputed parts of the South China Sea.
- Taiwan once wary about oil drilling with China: Wikileaks CNA 24 Aug 2011 -- Taiwan once worried about the possible threat to national security in cooperating with China to explore oil reserves in the Taiwan Strait.
- Taiwan MND rebuts as 'fictional' report of China's jet fighter intrusion CNA 22 Aug 2011 -- A newspaper report claiming that two of China's Su-30 jet fighters intruded into Taiwan's airspace in late June was not factual.
- Biden Speaks to Chinese Students on U.S.-China Relations AFPS 22 Aug 2011 -- VP Biden: The United States and China have essential roles to play in solving many of the world’s most pressing challenges.
- Mixed Chinese Reaction to VP Bidenís Visit VOA 22 Aug 2011 -- U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden heads to Japan, via Mongolia, after a four-day trip to China.
- Pakistan rejects China access report to downed US helicopter IRNA 16 Aug 2011 -- Pakistan Army Monday rejected as malicious Western media reports that Islamabad let Chinese military engineers photograph and take samples from US helicopter that was left behind when American special forces killed Osama bin Laden.
- Pakistan Refutes Claims It Shared U.S. Stealth Technology With China RFE/RL 15 Aug 2011 -- The Pakistani military has moved quickly to refute allegations that Chinese military experts were allowed to examine and take samples from a top-secret U.S. helicopter destroyed in the early May raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
- Reports: Pakistan Let China See Downed US 'Stealth' Helicopter VOA 15 Aug 2011 -- U.S. officials say Pakistan likely gave China access to the wreckage of a stealth American helicopter that crashed during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
- China turns down offers by 3 Taiwan allies to forge ties: president CNA 14 Aug 2011 -- Three of Taiwan's diplomatic allies recently offered to forge diplomatic relations with China but were turned down, President Ma Ying-jeou said Sunday.
- China's First Carrier Completes Initial Sea Trials VOA 14 Aug 2011 -- Chinese news media say the country's first aircraft carrier has returned to the northeastern port of Dalian after completing its initial sea trials.
- U.S. naval commander stays hush on China's aircraft carrier CNA 12 Aug 2011 -- The commander of the U.S. Navy's Carrier Strike Group Seven refrained from commenting the Chinese carrier "Varyag."
- US: China's carrier plan should not affect regional peace CNA 11 Aug 2011 -- China's aircraft carrier ambitions should not threaten regional security and stability.
- Chinese Media Minimizes Military Value of Aircraft Carrier VOA 11 Aug 2011 -- China's state media are playing down the military threat posed by the country's new aircraft carrier.
- Ukrainian Experts Say Kyiv Correct In Selling Carrier To China RFE/RL 11 Aug 2011 -- Ukrainian military experts say Kyiv had no choice but to sell an unfinished ship to China.
- U.S. wants more transparency on China's first aircraft carrier RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2011 -- The US is worried by the lack of transparency about China's first aircraft carrier.
- No consensus on cross-strait nuclear safety pact CNA 11 Aug 2011 -- Taiwan and mainland China have not reached a consensus over the signing of an agreement on nuclear safety cooperation.
- Taiwan keeping its eyes on China's aircraft carrier program CNA 10 Aug 2011 -- Taiwan's Defense Ministry closely monitoring the launch of China's first aircraft carrier and China's carrier development program.
- China's aircraft carrier has no direct impact on Taiwan CNA 10 Aug 2011 -- Former Taiwan Deputy Defense Minister Lin: The launch of China's first aircraft carrier is not expected to have a direct impact on Taiwan.
- Varyag's sea trial should not change Taiwan Strait status quo CNA 10 Aug 2011 -- Former head of Taiwan NDU's Graduate Institute of Strategic Studies: Inaugural sea trial of China's first aircraft carrier will not change the Taiwan Strait status quo.
- China's First Aircraft Carrier Begins Sea Trial VOA 10 Aug 2011 -- China's first aircraft carrier set sail for the first time Wednesday, steaming out of the northeastern port of Dalian for a long-awaited sea trial.
- China Says First Aircraft Carrier Starts Sea Trial RFE/RL 10 Aug 2011 -- China has announced that its first aircraft carrier has started its first tests on the sea.
- China's first aircraft carrier sets sail on maiden voyage RIA Novosti 10 Aug 2011 -- China's first aircraft carrier, originally built in the Soviet Union, left its shipyard in northeastern Liaoning province for its first sea trial.
- Ai Weiwei Called 'Politically Feisty' in First Post-Release Interview VOA 10 Aug 2011 -- Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei denies that he confessed to tax evasion and says he will continue to speak out against injustice.
- China's First Carrier Begins Sea Trials VOA 09 Aug 2011 -- China's first aircraft carrier has left the shipyard for a long-awaited sea trial. The refitted old Soviet vessel left the northeastern port of Dalian early Wednesday.
- Taiwanese businessman sentenced for spying for China CNA 09 Aug 2011 -- a Taiwanese businessman working in mainland China was sentenced to 18 months in jail by the Taiwan High Court on charges of spying for China.
- China Says it was Hit by 500,000 Cyberattacks VOA 09 Aug 2011 -- China says it was targeted in 500,000 cyberattacks last year, with the majority originating from foreign countries.
- China Vows Crackdown on Religious Extremists VOA 08 Aug 2011 -- China's state media say the top official in western Xinjiang region has ordered a harsh crackdown on religious extremists in the heavily Muslim region.
- Chinese Flotilla Leaves Wonsan Port of DPRK KCNA 08 Aug 2011 -- The flotilla of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army left Wonsan Port Monday after its goodwill visit to the DPRK.
- DPRK Officials Visit China's Flotilla KCNA 07 Aug 2011 -- Senior officers of the Korean People's Army and leading officials of local party and power bodies visited the flotilla of the Navy of the Chinese PLA.
- Performance Given by Military Band of Navy of CPLA KCNA 07 Aug 2011 -- A performance was given by the military band of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
- Chinese Seamen Enjoy Performance by KPA Navy KCNA 06 Aug 2011 -- Seamen of the flotilla of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army enjoyed a performance given by the Korean People's Army.
- Meeting of Seamen of DPRK and China Held KCNA 06 Aug 2011 -- A meeting of seamen of the Korean People's Army and the Chinese People's Liberation Army took place on China's training ship "Zheng He".
- DPRK Officials Visit China's Flotilla KCNA 06 Aug 2011 -- Senior officers of the Korean People's Army and leading officials of local party and power bodies Saturday visited the flotilla of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
- Flotilla of Exercise Warships of Navy of CPLA to Visit DPRK KCNA 02 Aug 2011 -- A flotilla of exercise warships of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (CPLA) headed by Vice Admiral Tian Zhong, commander of the North Sea Fleet of the Navy of the CPLA, will pay a goodwill visit to the DPRK from Aug. 4 to 8 on the 50th anniversary of the conclusion of the DPRK-China treaty of friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance.
- China's Xinjiang Region Hit by More 'Terrorist' Attacks VOA 01 Aug 2011 -- Chinese authorities say two attacks in the country's remote region of Xinjiang have left at least 19 people dead, including five attackers, and injured more than 40 others.
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