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January 2014 - China Special Weapons News

  • Commentary: Arrogant, bigoted Abe leads Japan to nowhere Xinhua 29 Jan 2014 -- Japan is at the crossroads again at the start of this year, as its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is hurtling toward right-wing fundamentalism.
  • Cooperation with China conducive to peace in Taiwan Strait: President CNA 29 Jan 2014 -- Speaking to overseas Chinese and Taiwanese in Los Angeles, Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou said that cooperation between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait is conducive to peace.
  • Pentagon alarmed by China's new hypersonic glide vehicle: Official Iran Press TV 29 Jan 2014 -- The Pentagon is increasingly concerned by China's recent test of a new ultra-high speed strike vehicle which poses a serious challenge to the US military's technological edge, a senior Pentagon official says.
  • US concerned by China's new hypersonic missile Voice of Russia 29 Jan 2014 -- China's recent test of a new ultra-high speed strike vehicle highlights growing concerns that Chinese military advances will overtake those of the United States in as few as five years, a senior Pentagon official told Congress Tuesday.
  • 19 H7N9 deaths in China People's Daily 28 Jan 2014 -- H7N9 bird flu has killed 19 in China this year already, and the total number of human infections has reached 96, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Chinese New Year Increases Risk of Spreading Bird Flu VOA 28 Jan 2014 -- In January, China saw a rise in the number of people diagnosed with bird flu. As the Chinese New Year approaches, millions of people will begin their annual journey home for the holiday, increasing the opportunity for the virus to spread.
  • China's human H7N9 bird flu cases pass 100 in January Voice of Russia 28 Jan 2014 -- The number of human cases of H7N9 bird flu in China this month has passed 100, as the worst-hit province ordered live poultry markets in major cities to be closed. H7N9 cases and deaths dropped significantly after the end of June last year but have spiked recently with the onset of winter.
  • China ships in disputed waters after Japanese PM's WWI claim Voice of Russia 27 Jan 2014 -- Chinese ships sailed through disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands on Monday, days after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe caused an international stir by comparing Sino-Japanese relations with the run-up to World War One.
  • China takes measures against H7N9 People's Daily 27 Jan 2014 -- Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong on Sunday called for coordinated efforts to prevent and control H7N9 avian flu.
  • China Navy patrols Nansha islands People's Daily 26 Jan 2014 -- A formation of the Nanhai Fleet of China's Navy on Saturday finished a three-day patrol of the Nansha islands in the South China Sea, and is now heading southward.
  • China warns foreign planes entering defense zone Iran Press TV 24 Jan 2014 -- Beijing has once again warned foreign military planes against entering its newly declared Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over an area of East China Sea.
  • Japan World War I Remarks Fuel China Tensions VOA 24 Jan 2014 -- This week Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe compared his country's tense relationship with China to that of England and Germany before the outbreak of World War I.
  • Rear-Admiral: PLA Navy needs to step up ocean-going training People's Daily 24 Jan 2014 -- A taskforce under the command of the PLA Navy South China Sea Fleet left a naval port in Sanya in south China's Hainan province on Jan. 20 to conduct combat readiness training in the South China Sea, the West Pacific, and the East Indian Ocean.
  • China's naval helicopters finish low-altitude flight training People's Daily 24 Jan 2014 -- Shipboard helicopters with a patrolling Chinese flotilla successfully completed low-altitude flight training missions in the South China Sea on Friday night.
  • China's military furthers 'mass line' campaign People's Daily 24 Jan 2014 -- Senior Chinese military officials on Thursday called on the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to carry out the 'mass line' campaign to build a strong military.
  • Chinese military planes regularly patrol ADIZ: spokesman People's Daily 23 Jan 2014 -- Chinese air force planes have been regularly patrolling the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) since it was established two months ago, an air force spokesman said here Thursday.
  • US and China May Cooperate in Space Exploration VOA 23 Jan 2014 -- Space exploration officials from more than 30 countries met in Washington, D.C. recently to discuss how to advance the exploration and utilization of space. The meeting was organized by the U.S. State Department which, for the first time, invited officials from China's space agency, highlighting the possibility of cooperation in space exploration.
  • China tightens inter-departmental H7N9 coordination People's Daily 22 Jan 2014 -- China's National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) said on Tuesday it is now coordinating closely with other departments to prevent and control the H7N9 avian flu.
  • Chinese flotilla patrols Xisha Islands People's Daily 22 Jan 2014 -- A flotilla with China's Nanhai Fleet has completed a two-day patrol of waters off the Xisha Islands on Wednesday.
  • China to Start Regular Patrols From Disputed South China Sea Island VOA 21 Jan 2014 -- China has announced plans to start regular civilian patrols of the disputed South China Sea, a move that could further escalate tensions in the region.
  • UN agency warns of growing bird flu risk, urges vigilance ahead of Chinese holidays UN News Centre 20 Jan 2014 -- The United Nations agricultural agency today issued a new warning that bird flu viruses are on the rise again in China and urged neighbouring countries to be extra vigilant head of the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities.
  • Two more deaths due to H7N9 bird flu virus registered in China Voice of Russia 20 Jan 2014 -- Two deaths caused by the H7N9 bird flu virus have been registered in Shanghai, the Shanghai committee for health care and family planning said in a statement on Monday.
  • Chinese navy starts open sea drill People's Daily 20 Jan 2014 -- A flotilla with China's Nanhai Fleet on Monday set sail from a military port in south China's Hainan Province for a drill in the South China Sea, according to military sources.
  • China building second aircraft carrier - reports Voice of Russia 19 Jan 2014 -- China is building its second aircraft carrier, which is expected to take six years, and the country aims to have at least four such ships, Chinese and Hong Kong media reports said on Sunday.
  • Russian, Chinese sailors to have joint exercises in Mediterranean – Defense Ministry Voice of Russia 19 Jan 2014 -- The Russian Ministry of Defence reports that Russian and Chinese sailors taking part in the international operation of providing safe transportation for Syrian chemical weapons may carry out joint tactical exercises in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Home prices keep climbing, slower rises seen in 2014 People's Daily 18 Jan 2014 -- Property prices in China ended 2013 still red hot despite repeated government efforts to cool the sector, but the rises are expected to soften this year as more targeted curbs come into place.
  • China building its own aircraft carrier: party official CNA 18 Jan 2014 -- The first aircraft carrier built entirely by China is being constructed in the northeastern city of Dalian, a Communist Party official said Saturday, confirming for the first time that the Chinese are building the vessel from scratch.
  • Home prices keep climbing, slower rises seen in 2014 People's Daily 18 Jan 2014 -- Property prices in China ended 2013 still red hot despite repeated government efforts to cool the sector, but the rises are expected to soften this year as more targeted curbs come into place.
  • Does China rank second in the world in combat aircraft numbers? People's Daily 17 Jan 2014 -- According to a special report -'World Air Force 2014' - China has overtaken Russia in terms of its combat aircraft numbers, and for the first time ranks in second place worldwide.
  • Senior general tangled in corruption, magazine says People's Daily 17 Jan 2014 -- A senior Chinese military officer owned dozens of homes, gold statues and crates of luxury liquor, Caixin magazine reported in a rare expose of corruption in the armed forces.
  • CMC vice chairman stresses effective anti-corruption People's Daily 17 Jan 2014 -- Anti-corruption efforts in China's military need to be stepped up, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) Xu Qiliang said on Thursday.
  • China Confirms Hypersonic Missile Delivery Test VOA 16 Jan 2014 -- China has conducted an experimental flight of a hypersonic missile delivery vehicle designed to travel several times faster than the speed of sound.
  • China seeks to calm US fears over missile People's Daily 16 Jan 2014 -- The Ministry of National Defense issued a statement on Wednesday dismissing media reports that China's recent ultrahigh-speed missile test flight was aimed at delivering warheads through the missile defenses of the United States.
  • Has China surpassed Britain? Voice of Russia 16 Jan 2014 -- The overall strength of the PLA is 2.3 million people, while the strength of the British army is only 225 thousand people.
  • Chinese Lunar Landing Prompts Debate About Moon Exploitation VOA 15 Jan 2014 -- Last month, China successfully landed an unmanned probe on the Moon. The mission renewed a debate about the potential exploitation of the Moon's resources and who exactly owns the Earth's only natural satellite.
  • Beijing urges cross-strait cooperation on Diaoyutais issue CNA 15 Jan 2014 -- A Chinese official on Wednesday called on Taipei to join hands with Beijing against Japan on the territorial dispute over the Diaoyutai Islands.
  • China, Australia hold 16th defense consultation People's Daily 15 Jan 2014 -- China and Australia held their 16th Strategic Defense Consultation in Canberra, capital of Australia, on the afternoon of January 13, 2014.
  • 15th Chinese naval escort taskforce visits Sri Lanka People's Daily 15 Jan 2014 -- The amphibious dock landing ship 'Jinggangshan' and the guided missile frigate 'Hengshui' of the 15th escort taskforce of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLAN) (hereinafter referred to as the 15th taskforce) arrived at the Trincomalee port in eastern Sri Lanka on January 13, 2014, to start a three-day-long goodwill visit to Sri Lanka.
  • China confirms new hypersonic missile delivery vehicle test Voice of Russia 15 Jan 2014 -- China has flight-tested a hypersonic missile carrier in a move that was scientific in nature and not targeted at any country, the Defense Ministry said on Monday.
  • Taiwan could negotiate with China over air defense zone CNA 14 Jan 2014 -- President Ma Ying-jeou said Tuesday that Taiwan will not rule out the possibility of negotiations over China's air defense identification zone (ADIZ), which overlaps with Taiwan's in an area covering about 23,000 square kilometers.
  • Committee Members React to Chinese Hyper Sonic Missile Test US House Armed Services Committee 13 Jan 2014 -- House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. 'Buck' McKeon, Rep. Randy Forbes (VA) and Rep. Mike Rogers (AL) issued the following statement after learning of a Chinese hyper sonic cruise missile test.
  • MAC chief vows to uphold Taiwan's position during China visit CNA 13 Jan 2014 -- Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Wang Yu-chi pledged Monday to stand firm on the government's position on cross-Taiwan Strait relations during his planned historic visit to China.
  • Taiwan still sees Justin Yifu Lin as defector: defense ministry CNA 13 Jan 2014 -- Taiwan considers Justin Yifu Lin, former vice president of the World Bank, to be in a continuous state of defection, after he defected to China as an Army officer nearly 35 years ago.
  • CDC issues warning as China reports more H7N9 cases CNA 12 Jan 2014 -- Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Sunday received notification that seven new human infections of avian influenza A (H7N9) virus in China and reminded nationals traveling to the mainland to take extra caution.
  • China fires back at US criticism on fishing rules Iran Press TV 12 Jan 2014 -- China has rejected US criticism on its new fishing restrictions in the South China Sea waters, saying the rules are in accordance with international law.
  • Report puts China's air power growth fastest in world: website CNA 11 Jan 2014 -- A global ranking shows that China is developing its air power faster than any other country in the world, propelled in part by its newest jet fighters and special mission military aircraft, according to a Chinese news source.
  • China refutes U.S. criticism on South China Sea fishing rules Xinhua 10 Jan 2014 -- China on Friday voiced 'discontent and opposition' to U.S. criticism on China's new fishing rules in the South China Sea, urging the country not to send wrong signals.
  • Commentary: Be alert to U.S. hidden agenda in South China Sea Xinhua 10 Jan 2014 -- Countries around the South China Sea should have clear vision when it comes to the U.S. strategy of hyping up issues in the region, and return to the path of direct friendly consultations.
  • MAC chief tight-lipped on planned meeting with Chinese counterpart CNA 10 Jan 2014 -- Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Wang Yu-chi remained tight-lipped Friday on a planned meeting with his Chinese counterpart although the meeting is expected to take place in February at the earliest.
  • MAC chief will stay away from sensitive issues in China: MAC CNA 10 Jan 2014 -- Taiwan's Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Wang Yu-chi will not touch on 'sensitive political issues' or echo China's talk about a 'one China framework' during his upcoming visit to the mainland, the MAC said Friday.
  • Taiwan issues travel alert for Beijing over H5N1 concerns CNA 10 Jan 2014 -- Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) issued a 'yellow' travel alert for Beijing on Thursday, a day after Canada announced that a traveler who had just returned from Beijing had died of H5N1 avian flu.
  • US: China's Fishing Restrictions 'Provocative and Potentially Dangerous' VOA 09 Jan 2014 -- The United States says Chinese moves to restrict fishing in contested waters of the South China Sea are a 'potentially dangerous' escalation in the maritime dispute. Chinese authorities say the rules are well within their sovereign rights.
  • China Defends New Fishing Rules in Disputed Waters VOA 09 Jan 2014 -- China is defending a move by Hainan province to require all foreign fishing vessels to seek permission before entering disputed waters in the South China Sea that are claimed by Beijing.
  • Taiwan does not recognize Beijing's South China Sea rules: MAC CNA 08 Jan 2014 -- Taiwan does not recognize regulations unilaterally announced by China over territories it claims in the South China Sea, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Wednesday.
  • Frigate commissioned for E China Sea fleet People's Daily 08 Jan 2014 -- A frigate was commissioned for the East China Sea fleet of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Wednesday.
  • Manned lunar landing under research People's Daily 08 Jan 2014 -- According to Zhang Yuhua, deputy general director and deputy general designer of the Chang'e-3 probe system, Chinese aerospace researchers are working on setting up a lunar base.
  • Japan fighter jet chases Chinese plane over disputed islands Iran Press TV 07 Jan 2014 -- Japan has dispatched an F-15 fighter jet to intercept a Chinese plane flying near a chain of disputed islands claimed by both Beijing and Tokyo.
  • China Urges End to S. Sudan Violence VOA 06 Jan 2014 -- China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi is calling for an immediate end to all hostilities and violence in South Sudan. On Monday, Wang began a six-day tour of Africa in Ethiopia, where delegations of the fighting South Sudanese factions are due to begin peace talks.
  • Coast guard step up crackdown on Chinese encroachers CNA 06 Jan 2014 -- Coast guard authorities on the outlying island of Kinmen vowed Monday to step up a crackdown on encroaching Chinese fishing boats and sand dredgers to protect the waters surrounding the Taiwan-controlled island.
  • PLA Navy made great leaps in 2013: reports CNA 06 Jan 2014 -- More than two dozen Chinese warships were launched in 2013, a year of rapid development for the naval branch of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), according to Chinese and Hong Kong media reports.
  • Chinese army reins in expenditures People's Daily 06 Jan 2014 -- The Chinese army has vowed to strictly tighten its administrative expenses by regulating budget quotas in a bid to improve the efficiency of military spending.
  • 15th Chinese navy escort fleet leave Kenya People's Daily 06 Jan 2014 -- The 15th Chinese navy escort fleet on Sunday left Mombasa port after 4-day friendly visit to Kenya.
  • Taiwan issues yellow travel alert for Shanghai after H7N9 case CNA 04 Jan 2014 -- Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) issued a yellow travel alert for Shanghai on Saturday, a day after the Chinese city confirmed a new human H7N9 avian influenza case.
  • China's newest fighter jet J-16 revealed online CNA 04 Jan 2014 -- China's most advanced fighter jet J-16 has been revealed online in flight mode, the latest in a series of news items on developments in the Chinese military since last November.
  • Alleged gangster indicted for spying for China CNA 02 Jan 2014 -- Prosecutors in the southern city of Tainan have brought up charges against an alleged gang leader who they say gathered confidential information for China and tried to recruit Taiwanese servicemen as spies.
  • China's aircarft carrier returns from S China Sea voyage People's Daily 02 Jan 2014 -- China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, returned to its homeport in north China Wednesday after completing a series of scientific tests and training programs in the South China Sea.
  • China expresses concern about U.S., Japanese naval deployments CNA 01 Jan 2014 -- China is concerned about naval deployments by the United States and Japan in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a 2014 naval outlook issued by China through its military media.



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