Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
July 2012 - China Special Weapons News
- Clinton Africa Trip Seen as Move to Counter Chinese Influence VOA 31 Jul 2012 -- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to meet Senegal President Macky Sall Wednesday at the state of her six-nation Africa visit.
- Chinese Naval Boats Enter Black Sea For First Time RFE/RL 31 Jul 2012 -- Officials at the Russian and Ukrainian defense ministries say Chinese naval vessels have entered the Black Sea for the first time ever.
- China Dismisses US Religious Freedom Report VOA 31 Jul 2012 -- China's state media are lashing out at the United States for releasing a report saying that religious freedom deteriorated in China in the past year.
- New Chinese Base Raises Tensions in S. China Sea VOA 27 Jul 2012 -- China's move to base troops on a disputed island in the South China Sea has raised concerns about a possible military confrontation in an area.
- China Names Military Chiefs for Disputed Island City VOA 27 Jul 2012 -- China announced that it had appointed two senior military officers to head a garrison in a new city established on a disputed island just days ago.
- China Reacts to Gu Kailai Murder Charge VOA 27 Jul 2012 -- Once hailed as the Jackie Kennedy of China, Gu Kailaiís fall from grace is just as dramatic, if not more so, than that of her husband Bo Xilai.
- African Governments Criticized for Indifference Towards Chinese Abuses VOA 27 Jul 2012 -- When a Nigerian businessman died in police custody after being attacked by a mob on the streets of a major Chinese city last month, the story made few headlines.
- Chinese Court Reduces Activist's Prison Sentence VOA 27 Jul 2012 -- The lawyer for a disabled Chinese activist imprisoned earlier this year says an appeals court has thrown out a fraud conviction against her.
- US, China Trade Accusations on Human Rights VOA 26 Jul 2012 -- Annual human rights talks between the United States and China have produced few visible results, partly because of a difference in how each nation views civil liberties.
- Bo Xilai's Wife Charged with Murder VOA 26 Jul 2012 -- Chinese prosecutors have charged the wife of disgraced former official Bo Xilai and a family employee with the murder of a British businessman.
- Beijing Warns Government Critics on Web VOA 26 Jul 2012 -- Beijing's police chief has threatened "severe punishment" against Internet users who "attack" China's Communist Party.
- US Concerned about Chinese Troops Plans on Disputed Island VOA 25 Jul 2012 -- China's decision to establish a military base on a contested island in the South China Sea is prompting fears of an escalation in one of the world's most disputed bodies of water.
- Briefing on the 17th U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue US Dept. of State 25 Jul 2012
- Statement by NSC Spokesman Tommy Vietor on the National Security Advisor Thomas E. Donilonís Trip to China The White House 25 Jul 2012
- Top US Security Envoy Holds Talks in Beijing VOA 24 Jul 2012 -- The U.S. National Security Advisor is in Beijing to meet with Chinaís top leaders and to discuss military and security issues as well as the Chinaís position on the Syrian conflict and Iran.
- Philippines Summons Chinese Ambassador VOA 24 Jul 2012 -- The Philippines has filed two more diplomatic protests with Beijing about territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
- China Will Boost Friendship with DPRK: Senior Chinese Official KCNA 24 Jul 2012 -- Zhou Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, met with the visiting delegation of the DPRK Ministry of People's Security led by Minister Ri Myong Su.
- Talks between Security Delegations of DPRK, China Held KCNA 24 Jul 2012 -- Talks were held between delegations of the DPRK Ministry of People's Security and the Ministry of Public Security of China in Beijing.
- Activists Call on US to Pressure China on Human Rights VOA 24 Jul 2012 -- Rights groups are calling for Washington to pressure China over its crackdown on dissent as U.S. and Chinese officials wrap up their two-day human rights dialogue.
- France Says Architect Who Flew to China for Questioning is Okay VOA 24 Jul 2012 -- France says a French architect who flew to China for questioning in connection with a major political scandal is in regular contact with French authorities.
- Chinese Woman Alleges Forced Sterilization VOA 24 Jul 2012 -- A 46-year-old woman from Jiangxi, China, is protesting that local officials forced her to be sterilized.
- Philippines Slams China's Establishment of Sansha City in South China Sea VOA 23 Jul 2012 -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino says his country will not back down in a territorial dispute with China.
- Chinese spy ships, aircraft under strict monitoring CNA 23 Jul 2012 -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense denied that it had failed to detect spy ships from China when the military was conducting war games.
- China Approves City Council, Military Base in Disputed Islands VOA 22 Jul 2012 -- China says it has formed a municipal council for a newly established city in a disputed part of the South China Sea, and has authorized the deployment of a military base in the area.
- ASEAN South China Sea Consensus Elusive VOA 20 Jul 2012 -- Southeast Asian leaders are scrambling to reach consensus on how to handle territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
- China Announces $20 Billion in Africa Loans VOA 19 Jul 2012 -- China has announced $20 billion in loans to Africa over the next three years. The package was announced during the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing.
- China Impacts ASEAN Unity on Sea Disputes VOA 19 Jul 2012 -- Analysts say continued efforts to unify Southeast Asian nations on the issue of territorial disputes in the South China Sea are being complicated by Beijing's rising influence in the region.
- Chinese Navy Ship Floated off Disputed Shoal VOA 15 Jul 2012 -- A Chinese navy ship that ran aground Wednesday in disputed waters near the Philippines was refloated Sunday and is heading home. A statement from China's defense ministry said its personnel are safe and the ship sustained light damage.
- Police In China Rule Activist's Death A Suicide RFE/RL 13 Jul 2012 -- Chinese police have issued a determination that political activist Li Wangyang's death on June 6 was a suicide.
- U.S.-China Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region US Dept. of State 12 Jul 2012
- China Ready to Join South China Sea Talks VOA 12 Jul 2012 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met in Cambodia to discuss how best to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
- Locklear: China Visit Represents Positive Step AFPS 11 Jul 2012 -- Top U.S. officer in the Pacific said he’s more convinced after his recent visit there that the two countries can build on common ground as they strive to get their military-to-military relationship back on track.
- Japan Protests Chinese Ships Near Disputed Islands VOA 11 Jul 2012 -- Japan has lodged a protest with China after three Chinese patrol ships entered waters near a set of disputed islands in the East China Sea.
- China Reaches Settlement in Forced Abortion Case VOA 11 Jul 2012 -- The Chinese government has reached a cash settlement with the family of a woman forced by local officials to abort her baby.
- Anniversary of DPRK-China Treaty of Friendship Observed KCNA 10 Jul 2012 -- A reception was given at Okryu Restaurant in Pyongyang to mark the 51st anniversary of the treaty of friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance between the DPRK and China.
- China Rejects US Criticism Involving Syria Conflict VOA 07 Jul 2012 -- Beijing has rejected criticism by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that China and Russia are hampering efforts to end the Syrian conflict by supporting President Bashar al-Assad.
- Taiwan will not work with China over Tiaoyutai row: foreign minister CNA 06 Jul 2012 -- Taiwan will not work with China to resolve the dispute over the Tiaoyutai Islands, Foreign Minister Timothy Yang said Friday, after Japanese authorities demanded earlier in the week that a Taiwanese fishing boat leave waters around the islands.
- Amnesty: Chinese Crackdown on Uighurs Continues VOA 05 Jul 2012 -- Amnesty International says China continues to silence ethnic Uighurs who speak out about human rights abuses allegedly committed three years ago, during deadly riots in the western province of Xinjiang.
- Mass Protest Challenges New Hong Kong Leader VOA 02 Jul 2012 -- Hong Kong's new leader, Leung Chun-ying, has had a turbulent start to his five-year term.
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