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July 2014 - China Special Weapons News
- China, Australia, US plan trilateral military exercise People's Daily 31 Jul 2014 -- China, Australia and the United States will conduct their first trilateral military exercise in October, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday.
- China, US, Australia to Hold First Joint Military Drills RIA Novosti 31 Jul 2014 -- The armed forces of China, Australia and the United States will conduct their first joint military drills in October, China's Xinhua official news agency reported Thursday.
- PLA, Armed Police back graft probe of Zhou Yongkang People's Daily 31 Jul 2014 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and Armed Police fully support the decision to investigateZhou Yongkang, the latest and highest-ranking 'tiger' in the anti-corruption campaign, a military newspaper said Thursday.
- China confirms military drill's impact on civil flights People's Daily 31 Jul 2014 -- China confirmed on Thursday that its ongoing military exercise in southeast coastal areas has affected civil flights, but said the defense ministry has kept close contacts with civil aviation authorities to minimize the impact.
- Vietnam's Communists Urged to Sue China VOA 29 Jul 2014 -- Dozens of prominent members of Vietnam's Communist Party (VCP), voicing concerns over China's actions in the South China Sea, are calling on their leaders to file a legal case against Beijing with the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea.
- China Investigates Former Powerful Security Chief VOA 29 Jul 2014 -- China has announced it is investigating a man who used to be one of the country's most powerful politicians, former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang. The investigation is likely to boost already growing public support for Chinese President Xi Jinping's widening anti-corruption drive.
- China conducts mine-clearance drill in S China Sea People's Daily 28 Jul 2014 -- The Chinese navy has conducted a mine clearance drill in formation in the South China Sea for the first time, according to a navy's statement.
- China's new rules on military award, commendation to take effect People's Daily 28 Jul 2014 -- China's first regulations on military awards and commendations will be put into effect on Aug. 1.
- Report on army cheats sparks concern People's Daily 28 Jul 2014 -- A total of 319 people in a brigade of the 40th Army in Shenyang Military Area Command have been punished for misbehavior.
- Retired military officials ordered to return extra homes People's Daily 26 Jul 2014 -- China's military authorities have warned retired officials to return public housing if the number or size of the properties is deemed excessive.
- Chinese peacekeepers in Mali provide assistance after plane crash People's Daily 26 Jul 2014 -- The first batch of Chinese peacekeepers stationed in Mali has started on Friday its humanitarian assistance after a fatal plane crash in the West African nation.
- Greenert: China Moving Quickly to Modernize Navy AFPS 26 Jul 2014 -- China's naval modernization program is moving at a rapid pace, the chief of U.S. naval operations said here yesterday.
- Indonesian defense minister meets with senior Chinese military official People's Daily 25 Jul 2014 -- Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yugisantoro met here with Chinese general Fan Changlong on Thursday, according to media report.
- Chinese Airlines Brace for Dramatic Losses Due to Military Drills – Report RIA Novosti 25 Jul 2014 -- China's airlines prepare to announce collapses in profits and dramatic losses in the wake of Chinese land forces' military exercises, with about 26,000 flights being canceled, The Financial Times reported on Thursday.
- China's land-based missile interception test successful People's Daily 24 Jul 2014 -- China has announced the success of a land-based missile interception test.
- China Conducts Successful Ballistic Missile Defense Test RIA Novosti 24 Jul 2014 -- China has conducted a successful land-based anti-missile test on its territory, China's Defense Ministry said Thursday in a statement published on its website.
- Chinese pilots in Russia for air force competition People's Daily 22 Jul 2014 -- Pilots from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force have arrived in Russia for the Aviadarts-2014 air force competition.
- CNO's China Visit Builds Cooperation for Greater US, PLA Navy Relationship NNS 21 Jul 2014 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert departed the People's Republic of China (PRC) Friday after a successful four-day counterpart visit with military leaders, fleet units and leaders of the State Oceanic Administration (SOA).
- PLA gets new maps; first revamp in 30 years People's Daily 21 Jul 2014 -- Millions of updated maps are being distributed to members of the People's Liberation Army in the first upgrade in 30 years.
- Beijing Sends Spy Ship for US-Led Naval Drills RIA Novosti 21 Jul 2014 -- China has sent a surveillance vessel to international waters off Hawaii for the world's largest naval exercise, the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), as Beijing participates in the drills for the first time, Reuters has reported citing the US Navy.
- PRC Vice Admiral Tours Mercy during RIMPAC 2014 NNS 20 Jul 2014 -- The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) hosted the commander of People's Republic of China, People's Liberation Army (Navy) [PLA(N)] South Sea Fleet July 15 while the ship was underway for Rim of the Pacific's (RIMPAC) 2014.
- China Hesitant to Accuse Russia for Plane Crash VOA 19 Jul 2014 -- The missile attack against a civilian airliner high above eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 aboard, is already seen as a pivotal moment in the Ukraine crisis. China has said the conflict is an internal struggle that should be negotiated peacefully, but has resisted joining Western-led sanctions against Moscow.
- No hiding place in China's anti-corruption war People's Daily 19 Jul 2014 -- One disgraced ex-military chief; one fazed vice chairman of China's top political advisory body; a handful of crushed vice governors; and close to 30 felled ministerial-level officials.
- Military leader calls for 'mass work' in Xinjiang People's Daily 19 Jul 2014 -- Vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission Xu Qiliang has urged troops stationed in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to help local people in practical things to help stabilize the region.
- U.S. navy chief visits China's warships People's Daily 18 Jul 2014 -- U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert on Thursday visited Beihai Fleet of the Chinese navy in the northern port of Dalian.
- Chinese Experts: Oil Rig Removal Not Linked to US Pressure VOA 17 Jul 2014 -- Chinese scholars say Beijing's removal of a controversial oil rig from the South China Sea is part of a long-term strategy.
- China lodges protest with Britain over Hong Kong affairs People's Daily 17 Jul 2014 -- China on Wednesday lodged solemn protests with Britain over the meetings between high-ranking British officials and the Hong Kong opposition.
- US Welcomes China Oil Rig Relocation VOA 16 Jul 2014 -- The U.S. on Wednesday praised China's removal of an oil rig from disputed waters in the South China Sea, two months after its placement near the Paracel Islands sparked tensions with Vietnam.
- China removes controversial oil rig Iran Press TV 16 Jul 2014 -- A Chinese petroleum firm has announced that an oil rig that had caused a major diplomatic row with Vietnam over drilling in disputed waters has finished its work and is being removed.
- China Moves Controversial Oil Rig VOA 16 Jul 2014 -- China has removed an exploratory rig from disputed waters in the South China Sea, two months after its placement near the Paracel Islands sparked diplomatic tensions with Vietnam.
- China expels two officials over alleged corruption Iran Press TV 16 Jul 2014 -- Two more senior officials in China have been expelled from the ruling Communist Party over corruption allegations, paving the way for their prosecution.
- China urges countries to stay out of disputes People's Daily 15 Jul 2014 -- China on Tuesday urged 'countries outside the region' to stay out of disputes over the South China Sea after a U.S. official proposed that claimants freeze actions which could change the status-quo in the region.
- Senior official urges deeper military graft inspections People's Daily 15 Jul 2014 -- A senior military official has called for more anti-graft inspections in the army to focus on high-ranking officials.
- Xi says China, India partners not rivals People's Daily 15 Jul 2014 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said here on Monday that China and India are strategic partners rather than rivals.
- Russia Deliveres Last Batch of Mi-171E Helicopters to China RIA Novosti 15 Jul 2014 -- The Russian Helicopters holding delivered the last batch of Mi-171E transport helicopters built at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant to Chinese company Poly Technologies, a company spokesperson stated Tuesday.
- Hong Kong Starts Controversial Election Reform Process VOA 15 Jul 2014 -- The Hong Kong government has issued a document formally asking Beijing to allow election reform. The paper, submitted on Tuesday to the Standing Committee of China's legislature, comes after months of intense debate over Beijing's role in the territory's future elections.
- Not a zero-sum game for China, U.S. in Latin America People's Daily 14 Jul 2014 -- Just over a year after Xi Jinping's visit to three Latin American countries, the Chinese president sets foot again on the continent Monday with a comprehensive agenda to uplift ties and deepen cooperation.
- Japan must correct attitude as prerequisite for leaders' meeting: spokesman People's Daily 11 Jul 2014 -- China on Friday urged Japan to correct its attitude on history and territorial issues as a prerequisite to mend strained bilateral ties.
- News Analysis: Xi's speech delivers key messages to U.S., world People's Daily 11 Jul 2014 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech to a China-U.S. dialogue on Wednesday has delivered important messages to the U.S. and the world.
- KMT veterans to enjoy social welfare in Nanjing People's Daily 11 Jul 2014 -- Former Kuomintang (KMT) soldiers who fought Japanese aggressors about 70 years ago will be included in the social security system in the eastern city of Nanjing, local authorities said Thursday.
- China-US Talks Crucial to Repair Relations VOA 11 Jul 2014 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other top administration officials concluded their visit to China on Thursday for the Strategic and Economic Dialogue, but did not report any breakthroughs. Their trip came at a key moment in U.S. China relations which have been tested by many events over the last year.
- Chinese 'hackers broke into US government network' Iran Press TV 11 Jul 2014 -- US media report say Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of an American government agency in an effort to acquire personal information on thousands of employees.
- US, China Wrap Up Day 2 of Talks VOA 10 Jul 2014 -- The second day of high-level talks between the United States and China concluded Thursday in Beijing and the two sides appeared to make little headway on a range of security and economic issues.
- Press Availability in Beijing, China US Dept. of State 10 Jul 2014
- Remarks With Chinese President Xi Jinping US Dept. of State 10 Jul 2014
- Remarks at Opening of CEO Roundtable US Dept. of State 10 Jul 2014
- Remarks at Strategic Track Plenary Session US Dept. of State 10 Jul 2014
- Remarks at the Consultation on People-to-People Exchange Plenary Session US Dept. of State 10 Jul 2014
- China, US Discuss Economy, Cyber Security VOA 10 Jul 2014 -- The United States and China vowed to make progress on disagreements over cyber hacking and economic disputes as they wrapped up two days of high-level talks in Beijing.
- New Claims of Hacking as US, China Discuss Cybersecurity VOA 10 Jul 2014 -- China is facing fresh allegations of cyber spying against the U.S. following discussion of the issue during high-level talks in Beijing this week.
- China issues white paper on foreign aid People's Daily 10 Jul 2014 -- China on Thursday issued its second white paper on foreign aid, elaborating how the nation helps other developing countries reduce poverty and improve livelihood without imposing political conditions.
- This historic tragedy must not be repeated People's Daily 10 Jul 2014 -- 77 years ago, on July 7 1937, Japanese military planes bombed the city of Wanping. On that day, Japan launched its war of aggression against China, and that was the day on which the Chinese nation began its courageous resistance against the aggressors. This war, involving a degree of savagery unprecedented in history, caused an awakening and a vigorous popular uprising against the invader, and represented the first blow in the battle against fascism in the east.
- Chinese military tightens auditing People's Daily 10 Jul 2014 -- The People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday introduced a 17 article auditing regulation to step up the fight against corruption in the Chinese military.
- Remarks at the Sixth Round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue US Dept. of State 09 Jul 2014
- China, U.S. pledge to break confrontation, deepen cooperation People's Daily 09 Jul 2014 -- China and the United States on Wednesday opened high-profile strategic talks, pledging to break old patterns of confrontation and build a new model of major-power relations.
- Russia to Invest $60-70 Bln in Gas Pipeline to China - Kremlin RIA Novosti 09 Jul 2014 -- The construction of Power of Siberia gas pipeline to supply Russian gas to China is expected to begin shortly, at a cost to Russia of $60-70 billion, Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov said Wednesday during his visit to China.
- Xi says problems in China-U.S. relations not afraid People's Daily 09 Jul 2014 -- Sino-U.S. cooperation will achieve things that are beneficial to both countries and the world, while confrontation will be disastrous, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday at an annual high-level dialogue.
- Xi proposes ways to handle China-U.S. frictions People's Daily 09 Jul 2014 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday that China and theUnited States should properly handle frictions and contradictions in their bilateral relations, so as to forge a new model of major-country relationship.
- China, US to push ahead with military ties People's Daily 09 Jul 2014 -- Chief of General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Fang Fenghui met with visiting commander of U.S. Pacific Command Samuel Locklear on Tuesday and they pledged to control disputes and push ahead with relations between the two militaries.
- Xi: US, China Confrontation Would Be 'Disaster' VOA 09 Jul 2014 -- U.S. and Chinese officials have opened talks in Beijing, where Chinese President Xi Jinping says Washington and Beijing are working to avoid confrontation that he says would be a 'disaster.'
- US, China Strike Conciliatory Tone as Annual Talks Begin VOA 08 Jul 2014 -- Top Chinese and United States officials are emphasizing cooperation as they begin two days of annual talks in Beijing on Wednesday.
- China, Greece vow to intensify military ties People's Daily 08 Jul 2014 -- China and Greece on Monday pledged to enhance cooperation between the two countries' armed forces.
- US, China Split Over More Active Japanese Military VOA 08 Jul 2014 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew are in Beijing for talks with their Chinese counterparts on economic and military issues. Washington and Beijing disagree over Japan's military taking a more active role in conflicts outside its borders.
- Xi criticizes denial of Japan's aggression on war anniversary People's Daily 07 Jul 2014 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday underscored the intractability of history as the nation commemorated the start of the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression 77 years ago.
- China Lambasts Japan's Wartime Aggression to German Chancellor VOA 07 Jul 2014 -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Beijing where she met Monday with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
- China-S. Korea relations enter new era after Xi's visit People's Daily 06 Jul 2014 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's July 3-4 visit to South Korea ushered in a new era in bilateral relations featured by 'comprehensive upgrading' and 'warming politics, hot economy.'
- Xi's visit new milestone for China-S.Korea ties: Chinese FM People's Daily 05 Jul 2014 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's short yet fruitful visit to South Korea set a new milestone for the future development of bilateral ties, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday.
- Xi's visit a new dawn for China-ROK ties People's Daily 05 Jul 2014 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK) could be the beginning of a new era in China-ROK relations.
- Xi, Park share concerns over Japan's constitution reinterpretation People's Daily 04 Jul 2014 -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye and visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping shared concerns over Japan's reinterpretation of its pacifist constitution during their luncheon meeting, the South Korean presidential office said Friday.
- New map boosts China's claim in sea By Wang Junming (China Daily) 2014-07-04 - From the perspective of the UNCLOS, historic title is considered an exception to the applicability of the provisions on sea boundary delimitations.
- Xi Slams Japan's 'Barbaric' Militarists VOA 04 Jul 2014 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has denounced what he called Japan's 'barbaric' colonial aggression against China and Korea as he continues his two-day visit to Seoul.
- China, South Korea Expand Economic Ties VOA 03 Jul 2014 -- China and South Korea agreed to expand economic ties and reaffirmed their commitment to a denuclearized Korean peninsula, as Chinese President Xi Jinping began a state visit to Seoul.
- PLA backs ousting of corrupt military leader People's Daily 03 Jul 2014 -- All units of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) have voiced support to the expulsion of Xu Caihou from the Communist Party of China (CPC) for alleged corruption, the PLA Daily said.
- People's Daily scolds ousted military leader People's Daily 03 Jul 2014 -- The Communist Party of China's People's Daily has scolded the ousted Xu Caihou as a 'borer' in the military.
- Hong Kong, Beijing Consider New Reality After Pro-Democracy Referendum VOA 02 Jul 2014 -- Hong Kong and Chinese officials and lawmakers are considering how to deal with a new political reality in which almost 800,000 Hong Kong residents made an unprecedented show of support for greater democracy by participating in an unofficial referendum.
- Hong Kong Police Arrest More Than 500 Pro-Democracy Protesters VOA 02 Jul 2014 -- Police in Hong Kong arrested more than 500 protesters from an overnight sit-in early Wednesday that followed a massive pro-democracy rally.
- Analysts: General's Indictment to Bolster Xi VOA 01 Jul 2014 -- With formal graft charges levied against one of the country's top military officers earlier this week, Chinese academics are calling President Xi Jianping's latest anti-corruption move a strong political decision and the possible precursor to more arrests.
- China urges Japan not to harm its sovereignty, security interests People's Daily 01 Jul 2014 -- China on Tuesday urged Japan to respect Asian neighbors' security concerns and not to harm China's sovereignty and security interests as Japan approved a resolution to allow it a larger military role in Asia.
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