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August 2013 - China Special Weapons News
- China's refusal of Philippines request meets international law People's Daily 30 Aug 2013 -- "The arbitration request initiated by the Philippines concerning the dispute of the South China sea has no legal ground", Huang Huikang, a senior Chinese diplomat, said.
- 'Don't flaunt ASEAN banner' on the S. China Sea issue People's Daily 30 Aug 2013 -- The top Chinese diplomat said othat China opposes certain ASEAN member nations "trying to tout their own stand as that of the regional organization" on the South China Sea issue.
- Xi Jinping aboard first aircraft carrier, watches training People's Daily 30 Aug 2013 -- President Xi Jinping has visited the Shenyang military theater of operations and watched a training session for the country's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning.
- China's 'Sharp Sword' stealth UAV to make first flight one year later People's Daily 30 Aug 2013 -- Military expert Du Wenlong revealed that China's first stealth UAV will make the first flight after one year and it is in good technical conditions at the present time.
- China to Launch Corruption Probe Into Former Senior Politician VOA 30 Aug 2013 -- A Hong Kong newspaper says China has decided to start a corruption investigation into retired politician Zhou Yongkang, who until last year was one of the country's elite leaders.
- Hagel Concerned About Possible South China Sea Conflict VOA 29 Aug 2013 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he is concerned about the possibility of further conflicts resulting from rising tensions in disputed Asian waters.
- Chinese DM: freedom of navigation in South China Sea unaffected People's Daily 29 Aug 2013 -- The Chinese Defense Ministry warned relevant countries against seeking private interests under the guise of freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.
- Manila: China Asks Philippine President to Cancel Visit VOA 29 Aug 2013 -- The Philippines says President Benigno Aquino has been asked by China to cancel an upcoming visit, in what appears to be a snub between the two Asian countries that are involved in a territorial dispute.
- China, US officials discuss defense ties People's Daily 29 Aug 2013 -- The defense chiefs of China and the United States had their second meeting within 10 days on the sidelines of a regional defense ministers meeting in Brunei.
- China to have more aircraft carriers: ministry spokesman People's Daily 29 Aug 2013 -- The Liaoning is the Chinese military's first aircraft carrier, but there will surely be more in future, a Ministry of National Defence spokesman said.
- Intensive flight-tests for China's J-31 fighter People's Daily 29 Aug 2013 -- Since August China's fourth-generation stealth fighter, the J-31 "Falcon Hawk", has carried out more than three sets of trial flights at a rapidly increasing frequency.
- China leads the way on multilateral military co-op People's Daily 29 Aug 2013 -- Beijing's increasing involvement in multilateral defense mechanisms is producing a new security concept for the Asia-Pacific.
- Army aviation force becomes new-type main battle force of PLA Army People's Daily 29 Aug 2013 -- "Assault 2013", the actual-troop exercise and tactics seminar of the army aviation force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), was recently concluded.
- China issues white paper on economic, trade cooperation with Africa People's Daily 29 Aug 2013 -- The Chinese government issued a white paper on China-Africa Economic and Trade Cooperation.
- China's J-10 at Russia Air Show People's Daily 28 Aug 2013 -- The "Bayi" (August 1) Aerobatic Team of the Air Force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army has arrived in Russia with J-10 jet fighters for its first overseas airshow.
- Uighur Activist Accuses China of Covering Up Xinjiang Killings VOA 28 Aug 2013 -- A Uighur American activist is accusing China of covering up the killing of about a dozen Muslims during a raid in the northwestern region of Xinjiang last week.
- Beijing Says China-Japan Summit Unlikely VOA 27 Aug 2013 -- A senior Chinese diplomat is casting doubt on the likelihood of a meeting between leaders of China and Japan on the sidelines of next week's G20 summit in Russia.
- China rules out top-level talks with Japan on disputed islets PressTV 27 Aug 2013 -- China's Deputy Foreign Minister Li Baodong has ruled out a top-level meeting with Japan to discuss a territorial dispute in the East China Sea.
- Chinese military helicopter launches air-to-air missile People's Daily 27 Aug 2013 -- China's first self-developed modern military attack helicopter WZ-10 has launched its first air-to-air missile and successfully intercepted low-altitude targets.
- PLA Cavalry: Use the Beidou satellite system to good effect People's Daily 27 Aug 2013 -- In 1985, in accordance with the demobilization strategy of the Central Military Commission, the cavalry disappeared as an armed force.
- How important is the power of an aircraft carrier? People's Daily 26 Aug 2013 -- Whilst many media discuss aircraft carriers, they often ignore their power systems.
- U.S., Chinese Navies Exercise Counterpiracy in Gulf of Aden AFPS 26 Aug 2013 -- After concluding an ambitious counterpiracy exercise yesterday with the Chinese navy, members of the U.S. 5th Fleet expressed hope it will lay groundwork for closer future cooperation.
- China Prosecutors Push for Severe Bo Xilai Sentence VOA 26 Aug 2013 -- Chinese prosecutors wrapped up their case in the trial of fallen political star Bo Xilai by urging the court to impose a severe punishment.
- Bo's trial ends, verdict to be announced later People's Daily 26 Aug 2013 -- The trial of Bo Xilai, charged with bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power, concluded at 1:04 p.m. Monday at Jinan Intermediate People's Court.
- US, China Conduct Counter Piracy Exercise NNS 25 Aug 2013 -- The USS Mason participated in a counter piracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden with elements of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy).
- Bo Xilai Calls Former Police Chief a Liar in China Trial VOA 25 Aug 2013 -- Ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai kept up his fiery defense in court.
- China's Bo Denies Blocking Murder Probe Aimed at His Wife VOA 24 Aug 2013 -- Chinese politician Bo Xilai denied allegations he abused his power and blocked an investigation into his wife’s murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.
- 'China Dream' and 'African Dream' resonate People's Daily 23 Aug 2013 -- At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Kenya's new president Uhuru Kenyatta began a state visit to China on August 18.
- Chinese official urges caution to U.S. on Diaoyu Islands issue People's Daily 23 Aug 2013 -- Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi urged the United States to correctly understand the Diaoyu Islands issue and be cautious with words and deeds.
- China, Canada vow to strengthen military cooperation People's Daily 23 Aug 2013 -- Visiting Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan and his Canadian counterpart Robert Nicolson held talks, pledging to deepen bilateral military communication and cooperation.
- China Focus: Bo Xilai trial continues in second day People's Daily 23 Aug 2013 -- Jinan Intermediate People's Court in east China's Shandong Province continued to hear the case of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power involving Bo Xilai for a second day.
- Chang Wanquan: China will never barter away core interests People's Daily 22 Aug 2013 -- Chang Wanquan stated that it is hoped that the U.S.'s rebalancing strategy in the Asia-Pacific region is not directed against China.
- U.S.-China panel will not discuss Taiwan arms sales: Pentagon CNA 22 Aug 2013 -- American and Chinese defense officials plan to set up a joint task force to deal with issues of mutual concern.
- Chang Wanquan: Hacker actions never supported by Chinese military People's Daily 22 Aug 2013 -- Chang Wanquan expressed China's stand on network security issues to stress that the Chinese military has never supported any hacker actions.
- Fan Changlong: Combat effectiveness the sole criterion of military expenditure management People's Daily 22 Aug 2013 -- Fan Changlong stressed that combat effectiveness is the sole fundamental criterion of the management and use of military expenditure.
- Seoul Court Acquits Fake N.Korean Defector of Espionage RIA Novosti 22 Aug 2013 -- A court in South Korea acquitted of espionage charges a Chinese national who had posed as a North Korean defector.
- Taiwanese man gets suspended sentence for spying for China CNA 22 Aug 2013 -- The Taiwan High Court handed down a 17-month sentence, suspended for five years, to a Taiwanese citizen convicted of spying for China.
- Bo Xilai's Wife Testifies as China Trial Continues VOA 22 Aug 2013 -- A Chinese court trying former Communist Party politician Bo Xilai has released video testimony of his wife in an attempt to bolster the claim that he knowingly accepted bribes.
- China’s Bo Xilai Denies Taking Bribes VOA 22 Aug 2013 -- The trial of fallen political star Bo Xilai has begun in the eastern Chinese coastal city of Jinan - one of China’s biggest political cases in decades.
- New study reveals corruption pattern People's Daily 22 Aug 2013 -- Many fallen officials had occupied high-level posts, report Tang Yue, Zhang Yuchen and Wu Wencong.
- Expanded Sino-US exchanges to stabilize ties People's Daily 21 Aug 2013 -- China and the United States aim to build more stable military ties by agreeing to expand exchanges and exercises.
- What signals does the defense minister's visit to the US send out? People's Daily 21 Aug 2013 -- Chinese Minister of National Defense Chang Wanquan began his four-day visit to the United States on August 16.
- Asian powers should be united, not divided, by ocean ambitions People's Daily 21 Aug 2013 -- After a delay of nearly five years, India's first indigenous aircraft carrier, the INS Vikrant, was finally launched on August 12 from the Cochin Shipyard.
- Bo Xilai Trial a Test for China Corruption Crackdown VOA 21 Aug 2013 -- China is showcasing this week’s trial of disgraced politician Bo Xilai as part of a larger crackdown on corruption.
- Bo Xilai Supporters Protest on Eve of Trial VOA 21 Aug 2013 -- Supporters of former Chinese politician Bo Xilai held a small protest outside a courthouse in eastern China where his long-awaited trial begins Thursday.
- Bo Xilai's Son Doubts Father Will Get Fair Trial VOA 20 Aug 2013 -- Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai’s son has made an open appeal for his father just two days before he is set to face trial in a court in China.
- Russia and China to Develop New Airliner RIA Novosti 20 Aug 2013 -- Russia and China plan to collaborate on developing a wide-body long-haul passenger airliner.
- Department of Defense Press Briefing with Secretary Hagel and Gen. Chang from the Pentagon DoD 19 Aug 2013 -- Presenter: : Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and China’s Minister of National Defence General Chang Wanquan
- Hagel, Chang Seek to Bolster Military-to-Military Relations AFPS 19 Aug 2013 -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chinese Minister of National Defense Gen. Chang Wanquan today announced that their countries will take a series of steps to improve military-to-military relations.
- No improvement in DPP's China policy: Chinese official CNA 19 Aug 2013 -- While Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party's recent efforts to carry out exchanges with the Communist Party of China are worthy of encouragement, 'no positive improvement can be seen' in the transformation of the party's cross-strait policies, a top Chinese official in charge of Taiwan affairs said Monday.
- China said gearing up for home-built aircraft carrier CNA 17 Aug 2013 -- China has reportedly stepped up the pace of production of its first home-built aircraft carrier to fuel its naval modernization, which has been under pressure since the recent launch of a similar vessel in India.
- Why we need to take time in 'The South China Sea code of conduct' People's Daily 16 Aug 2013 -- During his visit to Vietnam on August 5, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi expressed the Chinese view on the formulation of a "South China Sea Code of Conduct" (COC), and put forward a four-point proposal: 'rational expectations, consensus, elimination of outside interference, progressive development'.
- Russia, China Have Strong Military Ties – Putin RIA Novosti 16 Aug 2013 -- Russia and China have strong military ties, as exemplified by a recent series of joint exercises in the Ural Mountains, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
- Chinese, Russian troops carry out coordinated training People's Daily 14 Aug 2013 -- The Chinese and Russian troops participating in the China-Russia joint anti-terrorism military exercise codenamed 'Peace Mission 2013' carried out an all-personnel and all-element coordinated training on August 12, 2013.
- Helicopter landing on Bengbu warship successfully People's Daily 13 Aug 2013 -- As a helicopter landed firmly on the flight deck of the warship on August 6, China's new-type guided missile frigate 'Bengbu' completed its helicopter landing training successfully.
- Zheng He' ship leaves ROK for Malaysia People's Daily 12 Aug 2013 -- The 'Zheng He' oceangoing training ship of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLAN) wrapped up its friendly visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK), and left the dock of the Jinhae-gu naval port for Malaysia on the morning of August 8, 2013.
- New Chinese Navy vessels pack Zhoushan port on east coast CNA 10 Aug 2013 -- A dozen Chinese navy warships, including the latest model destroyers and frigates, have docked in a naval port in Zhoushan, a coastal city in Zhejiang Province, according to pictures posted on the Chinese news website Huanqiu.com.
- Despite Wariness, China-Russia Relations Warming RFE/RL 09 Aug 2013 -- They share a border running 4,300 kilometers, but have long been divided by mistrust. However, if the past several months are any indication, China and Russia are enjoying a distinct warming in relations.
- China Coast Guard patrols Diaoyu in 'longest stay' People's Daily 09 Aug 2013 -- China on Thursday reacted strongly against a protest lodged by Japan over the China Coast Guard (CCG)'s patrol around waters of the Diaoyu Islands, which Tokyo said was the longest stay by Chinese vessels since Japan's 'nationalization' of the islets last September.
- Beijing rejects protest over patrol People's Daily 09 Aug 2013 -- Beijing rejected a protest from Tokyo on Thursday over Chinese ships patrolling near the Diaoyu Islands, as four Chinese vessels made their longest stay in the area since tensions flared over the islands in September.
- India, China Interested in Ukraine's Carrier Pilot Training Site - Minister RIA Novosti 09 Aug 2013 -- India and China are interested in using Ukraine's carrier-deck pilot training site in Crimea, a senior defense official said Friday.
- China sends escort fleet to Somali waters People's Daily 09 Aug 2013 -- A 15th Chinese naval squad departed for escort missions in the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters on Thursday.
- 16th Chinese peacekeeping force to Congo (K) sets out People's Daily 09 Aug 2013 -- The first echelon of the 16th Chinese peacekeeping force to Congo (K) totaling 100 officers and men flew yesterday from the Xi'an Xianyang International Airport to the mission area to perform eight-month-long peacekeeping operations.
- China confirms Diaoyu Islands coast guard patrol People's Daily 08 Aug 2013 -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed on Thursday that a fleet of ships from the China Coast Guard (CCG) recently patrolled the country's territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands.
- China Coast Guard fleet patrols Diaoyu Islands waters People's Daily 07 Aug 2013 -- A four-ship fleet from the China Coast Guard (CCG) patrolled the country's territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands on Wednesday, the State Oceanic Administration said.
- Peace initiative most promising solution to disputes: Ma CNA 05 Aug 2013 -- President Ma Ying-jeou said Monday the East China Sea Peace Initiative, Taiwan's proposal for a mutually beneficial solution to territorial disputes in that region, meets the best interests of the countries involved.
- China warns against rush to set code of conduct in South China Sea People's Daily 05 Aug 2013 -- The envisaged Code of Conduct in the South China Sea (COC) cannot be set in a rush as it concerns the interests of many countries and lots of work is required, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday.
- Chinese heavy ground combat vehicles join China-Russia drill People's Daily 05 Aug 2013 -- Heavy ground combat vehicles from the Chinese army's battle group have joined the China-Russia joint drill taking place in Chelyabinsk in Russia's Ural Mountainous region from July 27 to Aug. 15.
- China's Biggest Corruption Trial in Decades Remains a Mystery VOA 05 Aug 2013 -- Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai could face trial in China in a matter of days or weeks. Although Bo's case is one of China's biggest political scandals in decades, very little is known about the crimes he is accused of committing. And legal analysts say it is unlikely that his trial will reveal more details.
- Chinese FM: South China Sea disputes could be solved with three ways together People's Daily 03 Aug 2013 -- Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi proposed on Friday three ways to solve the South China Sea disputes, and saying these three ways could be processing simultaneously.
- Russia-China Military Drills Gaining Momentum RIA Novosti 03 Aug 2013 -- A Russian-Chinese joint antiterrorism exercise in Russia's Urals region enters its active phase on Saturday, a spokesman for the Central Military District said.
- China sails through 'first island chain' People's Daily 02 Aug 2013 -- Passages show navy capable of patrolling waters far from home
- China ships in disputed waters: Japan Coast Guard Iran Press TV 02 Aug 2013 -- Japan's Coast Guard says four Chinese ships have entered its territorial waters off the disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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