Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
February 2012 - China Special Weapons News
- China Wages Diplomatic Offensive With Arab Countries VOA 29 Feb 2012 -- China is waging a diplomatic offensive to mend ties with Arab countries, especially those that were angered by its veto of a United Nations resolution condemning the violence in Syria.
- China Accuses Ethnic Separatists in Xinjiang Killings VOA 29 Feb 2012 -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry is accusing separatists in a restive ethnic Uighur region of northwestern China of attacking civilians.
- Twenty Killed In Attack In China's Xinjiang RFE/RL 29 Feb 2012 -- Twenty people were killed when a group of men wielding axes and knives attacked a market in China's western Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
- Tibetans Mark Solemn New Year Amid Standoff With China VOA 22 Feb 2012 -- Tibetans are refraining from annual celebrations to mark their traditional new year holiday.
- China Complains About Japanese Mayor's Massacre Denial VOA 22 Feb 2012 -- China says it has lodged an official complaint with Tokyo, after the mayor of a Japanese city again denied well-documented pre-World War II massacre.
- China Has High Praise for VP's Trip to US VOA 20 Feb 2012 -- China has effusive praise for last week's trip by its vice president to the United States.
- Dempsey Discusses U.S.-China Relations, Middle East Challenges AFPS 19 Feb 2012 -- The military’s strategic shift to the Pacific region provides an opportunity to improve U.S.-China relations, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
- Another Tibetan Burns Himself to Death in China VOA 19 Feb 2012 -- Another Tibetan has burned himself to death in China, as Chinese authorities in Tibetan areas continue to crack down on anti-government activists.
- Report: China Detains Hundreds of Tibetans VOA 17 Feb 2012 -- A human rights group says China has detained several hundred Tibetans returning from India after attending teaching sessions with the Dalai Lama.
- HRW Reports Mass Detention Of Tibetans Over Visit To Dalai Lama RFE/RL 17 Feb 2012 -- Human Rights Watch says Chinese authorities may have detained as many as "several hundred" ethnic Tibetans.
- Chinese VP Concludes US Visit Friday in Los Angeles VOA 16 Feb 2012 -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping concludes his U.S. visit in Los Angeles, with events expected to underscore the two nations' economic and cultural ties.
- Next round of Taiwan-China talks likely in June CNA 15 Feb 2012 -- Taiwan and China will likely hold the next round of high-level talks in June, focusing on investment protection and customs cooperation, sources said.
- Panetta Welcomes Chinese Vice President to Pentagon AFPS 15 Feb 2012 -- Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta welcomed Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping to the Pentagon with full military honors.
- Chinese VP: US, China Must Respect Each Other's Interests VOA 15 Feb 2012 -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping says China welcomes the U.S. playing a "positive role" in the Asia-Pacific region.
- China: Chinese, US Leaders Have Frank, In-Depth Exchange of Views VOA 15 Feb 2012 -- China says so far, Vice President Xi Jinping's trip to the United States has been smooth and has provided an opportunity for what a Chinese official describes as a "frank and in-depth exchange of views."
- Remarks by President Obama and Vice President Xi of the People's Republic of China Before Bilateral Meeting The White House 14 Feb 2012
- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Meets with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping DoD 14 Feb 2012
- Remarks by Vice President Biden and Chinese Vice President Xi at the State Department Luncheon The White House 14 Feb 2012
- Remarks by Vice President Biden and Chinese Vice President Xi to US and China CEOs The White House 14 Feb 2012
- Obama, Xi Jinping Pledge Strengthened Ties, Candor VOA 14 Feb 2012 -- China's vice president, Xi Jinping, has met with President Barack Obama at the White House.
- Obama Hosts Chinese Vice President Xi VOA 14 Feb 2012 -- President Barack Obama has assured Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping that the U.S. welcomes China's rise in the world, but said all countries must follow the same rules on the economy and human rights.
- China's Future Leader In Washington For 'Get-To-Know' Visit RFE/RL 14 Feb 2012 -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping is taking his biggest step yet onto the world stage by visiting the White House.
- Obama: Good Relations With China To Help The World RFE/RL 14 Feb 2012 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has told visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in Washington that good U.S.-China relations will benefit the entire world.
- Rights Group Reports More Tibetan Protests in China VOA 14 Feb 2012 -- Another young Tibetan monk has set himself on fire in Southwest China, in what Tibetan activist groups say is an increasingly unified campaign protesting Chinese rule.
- Tibetan Nun Dies From Self-Immolation in China VOA 12 Feb 2012 -- An 18-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun is reported to have died after setting herself on fire in China's southwestern Sichuan province.
- Tibetan Nun Sets Herself On Fire RFE/RL 12 Feb 2012 -- An 18-year-old Buddhist nun has reportedly committed self-immolation in western China.
- Reports: Tibetan Nun Sets Herself on Fire VOA 11 Feb 2012 -- Tibetans in exile say a teenage nun has set herself on fire in China's southwestern Sichuan province.
- Press Briefing on the Upcoming Visit of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping to the United States The White House 10 Feb 2012
- Obama, Chinese Vice President to Meet at White House VOA 10 Feb 2012 -- U.S. President Barack Obama will welcome China’s Vice President Xi Jinping to the White House on Tuesday.
- Human Rights Icons Admonish China for Tibetan Crackdown VOA 10 Feb 2012 -- Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, hosted South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu in the northern Indian city of Dharamsala.
- Taiwan's armed forces should not be confused with PLA: spokesman CNA 10 Feb 2012 -- The government disagrees with any rhetoric that confuses the armed forces of the Republic of China on Taiwan with mainland China's People's Liberation Army.
- Human Rights Activist Describes White House Meeting on China VOA 09 Feb 2012 -- The head of a prominent human rights organization has spoken about a meeting he and three other rights activists had with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.
- Biden Meets Chinese Human Rights Activists VOA 09 Feb 2012 -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has met with activists about what the White House calls a “deterioration” in China’s human rights situation.
- Human Rights Seen as Key Focus During Chinese VP's Visit VOA 09 Feb 2012 -- The threats to stability come at a time when the U.S. and China are increasingly reliant on each other - and are economic competitors.
- China Shows New Assertiveness as VP Prepares for US Visit VOA 09 Feb 2012 -- China is continuing to stress the need for Sino-American cooperation, as Vice President Xi Jinping heads to the United States next week.
- U.S. Charges Chinese Company With Theft Of Industrial Secrets RFE/RL 09 Feb 2012 -- U.S. prosecutors have accused the Chinese company Pangang Group with conspiracy to commit economic espionage.
- Existing cross-strait accords part of 'peace pact': President CNA 08 Feb 2012 -- All 16 agreements signed between Taiwan and China since 2008 can be seen as part of a broadly defined cross-strait peace agreement.
- Biden, Xi Discuss Upcoming US Visit VOA 08 Feb 2012 -- The U.S. and Chinese vice presidents have conferred by telephone ahead of next week's visit to the White House by China's vice president Xi Jinping, who is expected to assume his country's presidency in 2013.
- Russian Helicopters Denies China Mi-2 Project RIA Novosti 08 Feb 2012 -- Russian Helicopters has denied press reports that it intends to take part in a joint venture to produce Mi-2A light helicopters in China.
- Tibetan Exile Administration Reports More Protest Immolations VOA 06 Feb 2012 -- The India-based administration of Tibetan exiles is citing "unconfirmed reports" that more Tibetans have self-immolated.
- Russia, China to Jointly Build Mi-2A Helicopters RIA Novosti 06 Feb 2012 -- Russian helicopter maker Rostvertol and Chinese Xi'Ao Aeroplane Manufacturing will build a plant in northern China capable of manufacturing 100 lightweight civil Mi-2A helicopters annually.
- China’s Rise Poses Challenges for Its African Peacekeeping Missions VOA 03 Feb 2012 -- China has long adhered to a foreign policy of non-interventionism.
- Indian top military officer dismisses US report on India-China 'limited' war IRNA 03 Feb 2012 -- A top Indian military officer dismissed a US intelligence assessment that the Indian Army is strengthening itself for a 'limited conflict' with China.
- Tibetan Group Releases Photos of Chinese Crackdown VOA 03 Feb 2012 -- A Tibetan activist group has released photos it says are showing Chinese riot police beating and dragging bloodied demonstrators.
- Self-Immolations in China's Tibetan Areas Mark Shift in Tibet Movement VOA 02 Feb 2012 -- Since last March, at least 16 Tibetans, mostly monks and nuns, have set themselves on fire in protest.
- India, China, Japan coordinating in anti-piracy operations IRNA 02 Feb 2012 -- India, China and Japan have started implementing a new mechanism to coordinate the movement of their warships in the Gulf of Aden to provide protection to cargo vessels from sea brigands.
- Chinese Say 'Trained Separatists' Responsible for Tibetan Violence VOA 01 Feb 2012 -- Chinese officials say trained Tibetan separatists who attacked police are responsible for instigating deadly violence last week.
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