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September 2013 - China Special Weapons News
- US-China College Partnership Strained By Treatment of Outspoken VOA 30 Sep 2013 -- U.S. colleges and universities are expanding into China, setting up satellite campuses with Chinese counterparts to reach new students.
- Kerry Urges ASEAN, China to Resolve S. China Sea Dispute Without Force VOA 29 Sep 2013 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says China and Southeast Asian nations should resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea without threats or force. U.S. is making an effort to work more closely with Indonesia to help mediate those rival maritime claims.
- China, France to further strengthen military exchanges People's Daily 25 Sep 2013-- Chinese and French military leaders agreed here on Tuesday that the armed forces of China and France should further strengthen their exchanges and cooperation.
- Chinese ships continue patrols near disputed isles Iran Press TV 27 Sep 2013 -- Chinese ships have continued patrols in waters surrounding a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea.
- Air Force Chief of Staff Begins Visit to China AFPS 26 Sep 2013 -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and other Air Force leaders arrived here Sept. 24 as part of a weeklong visit to China.
- China defends military training in W. Pacific People's Daily 26 Sep 2013 -- China on Thursday said the training by its military vessels and jets in the west Pacific is routine.
- China bans dual-use exports to N Korea, says Ministry of Commerce Iran Press TV 24 Sep 2013 -- The European Union is "not satisfied" with Washington's answers on revelations that the US spied on international bank transfers, a top official says.
- China Tightens Nuclear Sanctions Against North Korea VOA 24 Sep 2013 -- China has tightened its restrictions on goods banned for export to North Korea as part of international sanctions against Pyongyang's nuclear program.
- PLA Air Force kicks off war games People's Daily 23 Sep 2013 -- 'Mission Action 2013 C,' the third and final phase of China's 'Mission Action 2013' military exercise, began on Sunday.
- China To Lease 3 Million Hectares Of Ukrainian Farmland RFE/RL 23 Sep 2013 -- China has reportedly agreed with Ukraine to lease 3 million hectares of Ukrainian farmland for the next 50 years, making Ukraine China's largest overseas farming center.
- Development of China's fourth-generation nuclear submarine completed People's Daily 22 Sep 2013 -- Tan Zuojun, vice governor of Liaoning Province and former general manager of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, revealed that development of China's fourth-generation nuclear submarines and other high-tech weapons and items of equipment in the Northeastern Provinces of China had been completed.
- Crossing the first island chain, Chinese bombers' maximum radius of operation tested People's Daily 22 Sep 2013 -- On the morning of Sept. 8, two H-6 bombers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy made training flights across the sea area between the main Japanese islands of Okinawa and Miyako-Jima, and on to the West Pacific.
- China's Bo Xilai Sentenced to Life in Prison VOA 22 Sep 2013 -- A court in China has sentenced fallen political star Bo Xilai to life in prison, finding him guilty of all of the three charges brought against him.
- Bo Xilai sentenced to life in prison for bribery, embezzlement, power abuse People's Daily 22 Sep 2013 -- Bo Xilai, former secretary of the Chongqing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China and a former member of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, was sentenced to life imprisonment on Sunday for bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.
- Peacekeeping, development in focus as UN chief meets Chinese Foreign Minister UN News Centre 22 Sep 2013 -- United Nations peacekeeping and a global sustainable development in the years after 2015 were on the agenda during talks today between Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
- US, Chinese Foreign Ministers Meet Ahead of UNGA VOA 20 Sep 2013 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, met in Washington ahead of next week's opening of the United Nations General Assembly.
- Chinese Courts Put More Criminal Trials Online VOA 20 Sep 2013 -- Chinese courts are increasingly using social media to broadcast live updates from courtrooms in a move that analysts say is aimed at gaining public trust.
- Secretary Kerry Remarks With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Before Their Meeting US Dept. of State 19 Sep 2013
- Chinese coast guard continues patrol around Diaoyu Islands People's Daily 19 Sep 2013 -- Two China Coast Guard vessels patrolled territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands.
- Chinese court to announce verdict on Bo's case on Sept. 22 People's Daily 18 Sep 2013 -- The Jinan Intermediate People's Court announced that it will deliver the verdict on Bo Xilai's case at 10 a.m. on Sept. 22.
- Analysis: Untangling China's aid to Africa IRIN 17 Sep 2013 -- This year, the two most powerful men on the globe, presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, both embarked on Africa tours, pledging to increase aid and investment and work with the continent to improve development.
- Analysis: Behind China's aid structure IRIN 17 Sep 2013 -- China's role as an aid donor has been met with wariness, both from aid experts and recipients. Confusion over the nature of China's aid arises because the country uses multiple ministries and agencies to give money, has different strategic priorities than traditional Western donors, and does not release detailed reports about how much aid it provides.
- China Opens Rare Trial of Investigators Accused of Torture VOA 17 Sep 2013 -- A court in eastern China has opened a rare trial of six corruption investigators accused of torturing to death a public sector engineer whom they were interrogating.
- CNO Wraps up Weeklong Visit with PLA Navy NNS 16 Sep 2013 -- Commander in Chief of the People's Liberation Army Navy Adm. Wu Shengli concluded his visit to the United States.
- Chinese ships patrol Diaoyu Islands People's Daily 14 Sep 2013 -- A fleet of four the China Coast Guard ships patrolled territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands.
- Senior military officer urges 'mass line' to lift combat preparedness People's Daily 13 Sep 2013 -- A senior People's Liberation Army (PLA) officer has called for better implementation of the 'mass line' campaign as part of efforts to build a strong military and boost the PLA combat preparedness.
- Chinese naval taskforce sails across equator People's Daily 13 Sep 2013 -- A taskforce of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLAN) which is to visit three South American countries, namely, Chile, Brazil and Argentina held an equator-crossing oath-taking and name-signing ceremony in the waters north of the Bismarck Archipelago at 08:30 on September 11, 2013, local time.
- 'Mission Action 2013' trans-MAC campaign exercise kicks off People's Daily 11 Sep 2013-- A trans-MAC campaign exercise codenamed 'Mission Action 2013' kicked off on September 10, 2013 in the 31st Combined Corps under the Nanjing Military Area Command (MAC) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA).
- USS Lake Erie, Chinese Ships Conduct Search and Rescue Training NNS 11 Sep 2013 -- As part of a broader advancement in cooperation between the United States and China, the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) and the People's Liberation Army-Navy [PLA(N)] participated in training scenarios off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, Sept. 9.
- China and Germany eye deeper air force cooperation People's Daily 11 Sep 2013 -- Air Force Gen. Ma Xiaotian, member of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and commander of the Air Force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLAAF), met yesterday with Lieut. Gen. Karl Müllner, the visiting inspector-general of the German Air Force, at the Headquarters of the PLAAF in Beijing.
- Bilateral China-Central Asia Deals Reveal Forum's Shortcomings RFE/RL 11 Sep 2013 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Bishkek for this week's Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit with a bundle of new Central Asian energy contracts already in hand.
- J-15 better than U.S. F/A-18 in terms of air action, slightly inferior in terms of attack against sea targets People's Daily 10 Sep 2013 -- Recently, many keen military observers have noted that the J-15 shown on CCTV news is coated in a sea-grey paint finish, and carries the navy flag under the rear part of the cabin. There is speculation that this may be the model released for mass production.
- PLA detachment participates in anti-terrorism drill under ADMM-Plus mechanism People's Daily 10 Sep 2013 -- The five-day-long anti-terrorism drill under the mechanism of the ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) kicked off on September 9, 2013 at the Indonesian Peace and Security Center (IPSC). A total of 500-plus officers and men from 18 member states under the mechanism of the ADMM-Plus participated in the drill.
- PLA warships return from West Pacific training People's Daily 10 Sep 2013 -- A fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy returned to a military port in east China's Zhejiang Province on Tuesday after finishing a 16-day training session in the West Pacific Ocean.
- U.S., Chinese Reps Stress Progress in Consultative Talks AFPS 10 Sep 2013 -- Defense officials from the United States and China met in Beijing yesterday and discussed how to continue the progress that has taken place in the military relationship between their countries, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today.
- Officials Map Next Steps in U.S.-Chinese Military Relations AFPS 10 Sep 2013 -- U.S. and Chinese officials mapped the next steps in the military-to-military relationship between their nations at the 14th annual defense consultative talks that ended in Beijing yesterday.
- Readout of the U.S.-China Defense Consultative Talks DoD 10 Sep 2013
- Commander In Chief of People's Liberation Army (Navy) Visits USS Carl Vinson NNS 10 Sep 2013 -- Adm. Wu Shengli, commander in chief of the People's Liberation Army - Navy [PLA(N)], visited the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) accompanied by U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert on Sept. 9, 2013.
- C3F Hosts Chinese CNO Counterpart Visit NNS 10 Sep 2013 -- Commander, U.S. Third Fleet (C3F) hosted the Commander of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy [PLA(N)], Adm. Wu Shengli, and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert at C3F headquarters Sept. 9.
- China, U.S. vow to enhance Asia-Pacific military ties People's Daily 10 Sep 2013 -- Chinese and U.S. defense authorities met in Beijing on Monday, vowing to increase strategic mutual trust and strengthen relations in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Chinese military plane training in West Pacific 'routine': ministry People's Daily 10 Sep 2013 -- Chinese military planes' recent training in the West Pacific is a routine task in line with the annual schedule, not aimed at any other country or any specific target, the Ministry of National Defense said on Monday.
- Chinese Army to hold military exercise People's Daily 10 Sep 2013 -- The People's Liberation Army (PLA) said on Monday it will launch a military exercise, dubbed 'Mission Action 2013,' on Tuesday.
- China, Kazakhstan Ink Partnership Deal RIA Novosti 07 Sep 2013 -- Leaders of China and Kazakhstan signed on Saturday a declaration on developing the strategic partnership between the two countries.
- Chinese Navy Ships Visit Hawaii NNS 07 Sep 2013 -- Three People's Liberation Army-Navy [PLA(N)] ships pulled into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 6, for a routine port visit.
- China to Get Russian Su-35 Jets in 2014 – Rosoboronexport RIA Novosti 07 Sep 2013 -- Moscow and Beijing expect to seal the deal on the sale of Russian Su-35 fighter jets to China in 2014, a senior official at the Russian arms exports monopoly said Saturday.
- Remarks by President Obama and President Xi of the People's Republic of China Before Bilateral Meeting The White House 06 Sep 2013
- Abe to Xi: Let's Improve China-Japan Relations VOA 06 Sep 2013 -- Japan says President Shinzo Abe pushed for improved relations with China during a brief meeting in Russia with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
- Philippines recalls ambassador to China over island dispute PressTV 06 Sep 2013 -- The Philippines has recalled its ambassador to China as Beijing accuses Manila of creating a problem over a disputed island in the South China Sea.
- U.S. vessels, aircraft approaching China People's Daily 06 Sep 2013 -- Recently, a face-to-face meeting was held between the Defense Minister of China and the Secretary of Defense of the U.S.
- Experts' comparative analysis of performance between J-15 and U.S. F-18 People's Daily 06 Sep 2013 -- The J-15 belongs to the 4th generation of conventional shipboard aircraft.
- What is required to give China a carrier-borne UCAV? People's Daily 05 Sep 2013 -- Military experts are currently speculating on whether China's aircraft carrier may be equipped with unmanned combat air vehicles.
- China's 052D destroyer equipped with new vertical launching system People's Daily 05 Sep 2013 -- First 052D missile destroyer of Chinese Navy is having on sea trial in a certain sea area of the East China Sea.
- China's Smiling Safety Official Gets 14 Years in Jail VOA 05 Sep 2013 -- A Chinese official who ignited a national controversy when he was caught smiling at the scene of a deadly bus crash has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption.
- Island comments show dangers of US irresponsibility People's Daily 04 Sep 2013 -- US Senator John McCain's recent remarks in Tokyo calling the Diaoyu Islands Japanese "territory" reflect Washington's irresponsible policy.
- China's Xi Seeks Central Asian Ties For Energy, Security RFE/RL 04 Sep 2013 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping is working to build economic and political links with Beijing's neighbors in Central Asia this month with visits to four of the region's five former Soviet republics.
- Chinese Media: Official Drowned During Corruption Questioning VOA 04 Sep 2013 -- Chinese officials said a Communist Party member was drowned after having his head held under water by investigators who were trying to get him to confess to corruption.
- Manila Accuses China of Building on Disputed Reef VOA 03 Sep 2013 -- The Philippines says it has spotted dozens of concrete blocks it believes may be the beginning of a Chinese construction project on a disputed group of reefs in the South China Sea.
- Pakistan fighting forces destabilizing borders, says PM IRNA 03 Sep 2013 -- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan is fighting against the forces destabilizing international borders.
- China Sacks State Enterprise Official VOA 03 Sep 2013 -- Chinese authorities have fired a high-ranking economic official in what appears to be part of a widening of the country’s crackdown on corruption.
- Senior official sacked as CPC vows further anti-corruption drive People's Daily 02 Sep 2013 -- Jiang Jiemin, head of a Cabinet commission that supervises major state-owned enterprises, has been removed from office.
- China Investigates State Assets Regulator VOA 01 Sep 2013 -- China says it has opened an investigation into an official who is the director of the commission that oversees China's state-owned companies.
- SASAC head latest target in graft probe People's Daily 02 Sep 2013 -- Authorities are investigating the head of the State assets regulator for "serious discipline violations".
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