Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
May 2013 - China Special Weapons News
- Hagel to Address Cyber Attacks with Chinese VOA 31 May 2013 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel plans to raise the issue of cyber espionage when he meets informally with Chinese officials in Singapore.
- Beijing denounces US report on Chinese hackers PressTV 31 May 2013 -- China has denounced a recent US report that alleged Chinese hackers had gained access to designs of over two dozen major US weapons systems.
- Philippines, Vietnam Cry Foul Over Chinese Vessels in Disputed Waters VOA 31 May 2013 -- It is fishing season once again in the South China Sea and, as in past years, clashes between Chinese fishermen and those of their maritime neighbors are on the rise.
- China Looking for New Path in Ties With US VOA 29 May 2013 -- China said it is looking for a new way of interacting with the United States and other major powers.
- Obama To Raise Issue Of Cyberspying With Chinese Leader RFE/RL 29 May 2013 -- The White House says President Barack Obama will discuss cyberspying with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
- China Announces Digitalized Combat Forces VOA 29 May 2013 -- China's state news agency says the Chinese army will conduct an exercise next month to test new types of combat forces, including units using digital technology.
- US military alarmed by breach of critical weapons data to China PressTV 29 May 2013 -- A confidential US military report has again accused China of stealing the designs for some of the nationís most sensitive and sophisticated weapons systems through cyber attacks.
- In China, U.S. Official Promotes Military Ties RFE/RL 28 May 2013 -- The United States has called for deeper military relations with China that would "contribute to greater mutual confidence and understanding."
- Top US official calls for deeper Sino-US military ties ahead of summit PressTV 28 May 2013 -- A top US national security official has called for deeper military ties with China in areas such as fighting piracy, disaster relief and peacekeeping.
- Obama to Raise Cybersecurity Concerns with China VOA 28 May 2013 -- The White House says U.S. President Barack Obama will talk cybersecurity next week with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
- Report: Chinese Hackers Steal Australian Spy HQ Blueprints VOA 28 May 2013 -- An Australian broadcaster said Chinese hackers have stolen the blueprints of a new, state-of-the-art spy agency headquarters being built in Canberra.
- China President Says Relations with US at Critical Juncture VOA 27 May 2013 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping says Beijing's relationship with Washington is at a "critical juncture" to build on past successes and open up new dimensions for the future.
- Strike when necessary in South China Sea CNA 27 May 2013 -- China should hit out when necessary to resolve rows over some shoals in the South China Sea that are unlawfully occupied by other countries.
- China to Finance New Belarusian City RIA Novosti 27 May 2013 -- Beijing will bankroll construction of a new city of up to 150,000 people in Belarus, giving Chinese manufacturers a backdoor into European markets.
- North Korea Envoy Wraps Up Visit to China VOA 24 May 2013 -- An envoy from North Korea concluded his visit to Beijing Friday after a series of meetings hailed by Chinese media as a step forward in talks between the two countries.
- Pacific Commander: U.S., China Can Build on Common Ground AFPS 22 May 2013 -- The United States and China, by increasing their dialogue and engagement, can build a foundation of trust while fostering regional security and prosperity, the top U.S. commander in the region said yesterday.
- North Korea's Kim Sends Envoy to China VOA 21 May 2013 -- A top envoy from North Korea is visiting China. His trip comes amid rising tensions between the two countries.
- India, China Pledge to Overcome Border Tensions VOA 20 May 2013 -- The leaders of Asian giants India and China say they will take steps to build greater mutual trust a month after a tense dispute over their shared border.
- Indian, Chinese Leaders Discuss Border Dispute VOA 19 May 2013 -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his visiting Chinese counterpart Sunday discussed efforts to resolve a decades-old border dispute between the world's two most populous countries.
- US Sees China Missile Launch as Test of Muscle VOA 16 May 2013 -- The U.S. government believes a Chinese missile launch this week was the first test of a new interceptor that could be used to destroy a satellite in orbit.
- Japan premier warns of military response to foreign submarines PressTV 14 May 2013 -- Japanese prime minister says foreign submarines could face a military response if they enter his countyís territorial waters while underwater.
- Chinese ships once again approach disputed islands: Japanís coast guard PressTV 13 May 2013 -- Japanís coast guard says it has detected three Chinese ships in the waters around the disputed islands in the East China Sea.
- Chinese Ships Reported Spotted Near Spratly Shoal VOA 10 May 2013 -- The Philippine military is reporting the presence of two Chinese military surveillance vessels near the Philippine-occupied Ayungin Shoal in the disputed Spratly's region, according to the Philippine Inquirer newspaper.
- China Increasingly Uneasy With N. Korea VOA 10 May 2013 -- North Korea this week renewed its recent series of threats, saying there would be 'immediate counteractions' should anything go awry with a series of joint military drills between the United States and South Korea. Much of Pyongyang's fiery rhetoric, however, has softened in recent weeks.
- Okinawa discussion aimed to show sovereignty over Diaoyu: academics Global Time 10 May 2013 -- China on Thursday rejected Japan's protest over a bylined article by two researchers in a major Chinese newspaper that questioned Japan's sovereignty over Okinawa, saying its position on the history of Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands remains unchanged.
- Ryukyu issue offers leverage to China Global Times 10 May 2013 -- A bylined article published Wednesday in the People's Daily called for the revisiting of the unsolved historical issue of the Ryukyu Islands, the largest of which is Okinawa.
- Japan Protests Chinese Report Questioning Sovereignty of Okinawa VOA 09 May 2013 -- Japan has sent a 'strong protest' to China after a Communist party-run newspaper published a story questioning Tokyo's ownership of the southern prefecture of Okinawa.
- Over 40 percent of Taiwanese support peace pact with China CNA 09 May 2013 -- A new poll has found that 44.9 percent of Taiwanese support the idea of signing a peace agreement with mainland China -- for the sake of maintaining current exchanges across the Taiwan Strait and ensuring that peaceful development of bilateral ties will continue.
- Taiwan wants to discuss fishery pact with China: President Ma CNA 08 May 2013 -- President Ma Ying-jeou said Wednesday that Taiwan, fresh from its fishery agreement with Japan, is willing to talk with China about signing a similar pact in a bid to end the controversies over fishing in waters around the contested Diaoyutai Islands.
- China can show goodwill by removing missiles: Taiwan minister CNA 08 May 2013 -- China can make a gesture of goodwill toward Taiwan by removing the missiles it has targeted at the island, Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Minister Wang Yu-chi said Wednesday.
- China said soon to test-launch indigenous combat drone CNA 08 May 2013 -- China will soon test launch an indigenous combat drone, or unmanned combat air vehicle, according to a recent report in China's Huanqiu, a state-run online media outlet.
- China Denies Pentagon Accusations of Cyber Espionage VOA 07 May 2013 -- China is denying U.S. accusations that its military has backed cyber attacks against U.S. government institutions and businesses. A U.S. Defense Department report published Monday says the cyber attacks "appear to be directly attributable" to China's government.
- Bank of China Closes North Korea's Foreign Trade Account RIA Novosti 07 May 2013 -- Bank of China has closed the account of a major North Korean bank slapped with US sanctions in March over what Washington said was the bank's assistance in financing Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.
- Department of Defense Press Briefing on the 2013 DOD Report to Congress on Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China in the Pentagon Briefing Room DoD 06 May 201 3-- Presenter: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia David Helvey
- Pentagon Report: China Projecting Power VOA 06 May 2013 -- It's been years since China embarked on a major effort to modernize its military, all the while becoming increasingly assertive in pressing its claim in places like the South China Sea. Now, a report from the U.S. Defense Department says Beijing is actively looking to project its power farther than ever before.
- DOD Report on China Details Military Modernization AFPS 06 May 2013 -- A Defense Department report released today describes China's military modernization and the Chinese army's interaction with other forces, including those of the United States, a senior Pentagon official said today.
- China, India End Himalayan Border Standoff VOA 06 May 2013 -- India and China have resolved a three-week standoff over an ice-covered plateau along their disputed Himalayan border.
- Chinese spouses of military staff all Taiwan nationals: ministry CNA 06 May 2013 -- The 70 spouses of military personnel in Taiwan who came from China are now all Taiwanese citizens, Ministry of National Defense officials said Monday at a legislative hearing, trying to dispel worries they pose a threat to Taiwan's military.
- H7N9 cases in China rise to 128 CNA 05 May 2013 -- China has reported a further case of H7N9 infection in Fujian Province, bringing the total number in China to 128, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Sunday.
- Chinese Researchers Criticized for Creating New Flu Strains RIA Novosti 04 May 2013 -- Top scientists have slammed Chinese researchers for their "appalling irresponsibility" after they deliberately created new strains of influenza virus in a veterinary laboratory, British media reported this week.
- China's carrier group secretly assembling: reports CNA 04 May 2013 -- Escort ships for China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, are quietly assembling at Qingdao Harbor and the carrier battle group is suspected to be sailing out soon, a Hong Kong-based Chinese-language newspaper said Saturday.
- China Commissions Surveillance Frigate RIA Novosti 04 May 2013 -- China has commissioned a long-range surveillance frigate to boost its presence in the South China Sea, the Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.
- Taiwan denies Chinese spouses of military personnel pose threat CNA 03 May 2013 -- The Ministry of National Defense acknowledged that some members of Taiwan's military are married to Chinese nationals.
- Security bureau warns of China's ambitions regarding Taiwan CNA 02 May 2013 -- Taiwan should guard against any attempts by Beijing to gain control over Taiwan through investment.
- Chinese Officials Accused of Holding Secret Parties VOA 01 May 2013 -- China is acknowledging some government officials have been trying to avoid a crackdown on extravagance.
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