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July 2013 - China Special Weapons News
- China Willing to Pursue Joint Development in Disputed Waters VOA 31 Jul 2013 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping says his government is willing to shelve territorial disputes and carry out joint development in disputed waters.
- China's determination on territorial integrity unshakable by outside intervention People's Daily 31 Jul 2013 -- U.S. Senate passed a resolution on the territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas.
- Xi advocates efforts to boost China's maritime power People's Daily 31 Jul 2013 -- President Xi Jinping has championed efforts to build China into a maritime power, adding that the country will pursue "converging interests" with other countries in oceanic development.
- China firmly pursues peaceful development People's Daily 31 Jul 2013 -- China will firmly pursue a path of peaceful development and enhance military cooperation with foreign countries to contribute to world peace and development.
- ‘Peace Ark’ hospital ship arrives in Pakistan People's Daily 31 Jul 2013 -- The "Peace Ark" hospital ship of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army arrived in Pakistan on July 29.
- China to start military recruitment People's Daily 31 Jul 2013 -- China's annual military recruitment will run from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30, for the first time since the season was moved from October.
- China promotes 6 officers to general People's Daily 31 Jul 2013 -- The Central Military Commission promoted six senior military officers to the rank of general.
- China Exports to North Korea Fall VOA 30 Jul 2013 -- Newly released Chinese trade data show that during the first six months of the year, exports to North Korea fell for the first time in four years.
- China Rules Out High-Level Summit with Japan Over Island Dispute VOA 30 Jul 2013 -- A Chinese government official denies Beijing and Tokyo are planning high-level talks on a territorial dispute that has strained ties between the two Asian powers.
- 'Peace Ark' hospital ship leaves Gulf of Aden People's Daily 30 Jul 2013-- The "Peace Ark" hospital ship of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army left the waters off the Gulf of Aden.
- Chinese Magazine Details Charges Facing Bo Xilai VOA 30 Jul 2013 -- A prominent Chinese current affairs magazine has published what it says are new details of corruption charges against former senior official Bo Xilai.
- US, China Begin Human Rights Dialogue VOA 30 Jul 2013 -- U.S. and Chinese officials discuss the sensitive topic of human rights during talks beginning Tuesday in southwest China.
- China to Audit Govt. Debt RIA Novosti 30 Jul 2013 -- China’s authorities have ordered large-scale auditing procedures for the government’s debt.
- Chinese soldiers leave for anti-terror drills in Russia People's Daily 29 Jul 2013 -- China began to send military personnel and armaments to Russia, where they will join 20-day joint anti-terrorism drills held by both parties.
- Japan sends fighter jets near disputed islands in East China Sea Iran Press TV 26 Jul 2013 -- Japan has dispatched fighter jets to thwart a Chinese military plane flying near a chain of disputed islands claimed by both Beijing and Tokyo.
- China Indicts Bo Xilai for Bribery, Corruption VOA 25 Jul 2013 -- A court in China has indicted disgraced politician Bo Xilai on charges of corruption and abuse of power. Bo was swept from office more than a year ago following one of China's biggest political scandals and vanished from the public limelight.
- China starts 5-year ban on new govt buildings Global Times 24 Jul 2013 -- China's central authorities on Tuesday introduced a five-year ban on the construction of new government buildings as part of an ongoing frugality campaign.
- China Launches 3 Research Satellites RIA Novosti 20 Jul 2013 -- China's Long March-4C carrier rocket successfully orbited three satellites for scientific experiments on Saturday, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
- Taiwan simulates 2017 invasion by China Iran Press TV 15 Jul 2013 -- Taiwan has started a computerized military exercise to simulate a scenario of China's launching of an invasion on the island in 2017.
- China cancels uranium processing plant after protests Iran Press TV 13 Jul 2013 -- Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have cancelled plans to build the country's largest uranium processing plant, a day after hundreds of local residents took to the streets demanding the project be scrapped over safety concerns.
- U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Outcomes of the Strategic Track US Dept. of State 12 Jul 2013
- U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue V Strategic Track Select Outcomes US Dept. of State 12 Jul 2013
- China, U.S. Spar Over Intelligence Leaker Snowden RFE/RL 12 Jul 2013 -- Officials from China and the United States have sharply disagreed over Beijing's handling of the fugitive U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.
- US, China to Restart Investment Talks VOA 12 Jul 2013 -- The United States and China have agreed to restart negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty that could expand Chinese market access for American investors.
- U.S.-China Military Ties Growing, Pacom Commander Says AFPS 11 Jul 2013 -- The military-to-military relationship between the United States and China is deepening in a “quite commendable” way that may help improve overall engagement between the two countries.
- The U.S.-China Closing Statements for U.S-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue US Dept. of State 11 Jul 2013
- Deputy Secretary Burns Remarks With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi at the Strategic Track Plenary Session US Dept. of State 11 Jul 2013
- Deputy Secretary Burns Remarks With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi at the EcoPartnership Signing Event US Dept. of State 11 Jul 2013
- Senior Administration Officials On the First Day of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue and U.S.-China Relations US Dept. of State 11 Jul 2013
- Trade Tops US, China Talks Wednesday VOA 11 Jul 2013 -- Trade issues topped the opening of strategic and economic talks between the United States and China. U.S. business leaders say the high-level talks are an opportunity for U.S. officials to push for lower trade barriers.
- US, China to Focus on Economy on Final Day of Talks VOA 11 Jul 2013 -- Top United States and Chinese officials meet Thursday in Washington for a second and final day of strategic and economic talks.
- India, China plan to hold Navy, Air Force exercises IRNA 11 Jul 2013 -- Seeking to strengthen mutual trust between their armed forces, India and China are planning to hold exercises between their navies and air forces in the near future.
- Reception Marks Anniversary of DPRK-China Treaty KCNA 11 Jul 2013 -- The DPRK embassy in Beijing hosted a reception to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the DPRK-China Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance.
- US, China to Open Talks in Washington VOA 10 Jul 2013 -- U.S. and Chinese diplomats meet in Washington Wednesday for a security and economic dialogue expected to include rival territorial claims to the South China Sea.
- US Urged to Get Tough With China During Annual Talks VOA 10 Jul 2013 -- Human rights groups and lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to take a tough stance Wednesday during annual high-level talks with Chinese officials in Washington.
- Biden Urges China to Stop Cyber Theft VOA 10 Jul 2013 -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says Chinese cyber-theft of U.S. intellectual property must stop.
- China, US talks on cyber security go well PressTV 10 Jul 2013 -- China and the United States have begun the annual dialogue on cyber security, with Chinese media saying the talks go well despite recent revelations by former American spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.
- China, Russia Complete Extensive Naval Exercise RIA Novosti 10 Jul 2013 -- China and Russia on Wednesday completed an extensive naval exercise in the Far East, said a representative of Russia’s Pacific Fleet.
- New Japan Defense Paper Angers Neighbors VOA 09 Jul 2013 -- China and South Korea are criticizing the latest defense report released by Japan.
- Japan warns of China ‘coercive’ behavior around disputed islands PressTV 09 Jul 2013 -- The Japanese government has warned that China’s “coercive” behavior in waters around the disputed islands in the East China Sea was dangerous and could increase the risk of clashes.
- Background Briefing on the Upcoming Strategic and Economic Dialogue and U.S.-China Relations US Dept. of State 08 Jul 2013
- US, China Open First Meeting to Ease Cyber Disputes VOA 08 Jul 2013 -- The United States and China have opened the first meeting of a committee aimed at easing cybersecurity disputes that have become a major irritant in relations between the two world powers.
- Chinese Police Shot People Marking Dalai Lama's Birthday VOA 08 Jul 2013 -- Exiled Tibetan sources say security forces in western China shot and wounded several Tibetans.
- Court in China Sentences Ex-Railway Minister to Death RIA Novosti 08 Jul 2013 -- A court in China sentenced a former railways minister, Liu Zhijun, to death.
- China Starts Largest-Ever Foreign Naval Drill With Russia RIA Novosti 05 Jul 2013 -- China began its largest-ever naval exercises with a foreign power on Friday, launching a week of fleet drills with Russia in the Sea of Japan.
- Russia, China kick off 'biggest-ever" naval drills in Sea of Japan PressTV 05 Jul 2013 -- China and Russia have begun their biggest-ever joint naval drills in the Sea of Japan amid growing indications of a broad-based enhancement of ties between former Cold War rivals.
- Pakistani PM Says China Ties 'Sweeter Than Honey' RFE/RL 05 Jul 2013 -- Visiting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has met with his Chinese counterpart, Premier Li Keqiang.
- China's Anti-Corruption Drive Uncovers Scandals VOA 05 Jul 2013 -- China’s high-profile anti-corruption push continues to make headlines, with a regular stream of officials brought down for abusing power.
- China Agrees to Discuss 'Code of Conduct' Rules VOA 04 Jul 2013 -- This week the Association of Southeast Asian Nations appeared to make progress on addressing territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
- China Hosts Pakistani PM, Indian Defense Minister VOA 04 Jul 2013 -- China is hosting Pakistan's prime minister and India's defense minister for separate talks aimed at improving ties with its two powerful neighbors.
- Russia, China will hold joint naval drills in Sea of Japan PressTV 03 Jul 2013 -- Russian and Chinese naval forces have reportedly planned a major joint military exercise in the Sea of Japan in the upcoming week.
- China Tightens Security in Xinjiang Ahead of Anniversary VOA 02 Jul 2013 -- Chinese authorities are ramping up security and offering rewards to informers in the predominantly Muslim Xinjiang region.
- Mixed Signals On China's Policies in Tibet VOA 02 Jul 2013 -- Worshipping the Dalai Lama remains illegal in Tibetan areas of China, despite earlier reports of changes in China's policies in Lhasa and in some parts of neighboring Qinghai province.
- Kerry: US, China, Japan 'United' on N. Korea Denuclearization VOA 01 Jul 2013 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says China is taking "firm steps" to convince North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program.
- China’s ships approach disputed islands, Japan coast guard says PressTV 01 Jul 2013 -- Four Chinese government ships have entered the territorial waters of the disputed chain of islands in the East China Sea, which are claimed by China and Japan.
- China's J-20 fighter completes 2nd test flight CNA 01 Jul 2013 -- A second prototype of China's J-20, China's fifth-generation stealth fighter, has completed a second test flight, according to the People's Daily.
- Russia, China Set Dates for Summer Joint Military Exercises RIA Novosti 01 Jul 2013 -- Russia and China have set dates for joint military exercises to be held this summer.
- Syria-Hardened Fighters Behind Attacks in China – Report RIA Novosti 01 Jul 2013 -- Islamic militants, battle-hardened in Syria, were behind two terrorist attacks that left dozens dead in a northwest Chinese province.
- 100,000 March in Hong Kong for Democracy, Leader's Resignation VOA 01 Jul 2013 -- At least 100,000 Hong Kong residents have joined an annual march to demand full democracy on the 16th anniversary of the former British territory's return to Chinese sovereignty.
- Tens of Thousands Demand Full Democracy in Hong Kong VOA 01 Jul 2013 -- Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents have joined a march to demand full democracy on the 16th anniversary of the territory's return to Chinese sovereignty.
- Foreign officials briefed on results of Taiwan-China trade pact CNA 01 Jul 2013 -- Government officials briefed foreign officials posted in Taiwan on the service trade agreement recently signed between Taiwan and China.
- Pakistani PM to Visit China VOA 01 Jul 2013 -- Newly elected Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has picked China as his first overseas trip.
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