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February 2005 Taiwan Special Weapons News

  • MND MUM ON U.S. MILITARY SUPPLY PROCUREMENT IN TAIWAN CNA 28 Feb 2005 -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) refrained from making any comment Monday on media reports that the U.S. military is considering procuring military supplies from Taiwan as part of its efforts to reduce costs.
  • TSU LAUNCHES PETITION DRIVE AGAINST BEIJING'S 'ANTI-SECESSION LAW' CNA 28 Feb 2005 -- The pro-independence Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) launched an islandwide 10,000-person petition drive Monday to highlight its call for the people of Taiwan to oppose mainland China's proposed "anti-secession law."
  • PRESIDENT CALLS FOR WORLD ATTENTION TO BEIJING'S ANTI-SECESSION LAW CNA 28 Feb 2005 -- President Chen Shui-bian urged the international community Monday to show concern over mainland China's proposed anti-secession legislation that would provide a legal basis for Beijing to attack Taiwan.
  • CHINA TAIWAN VOA 25 Feb 2005 -- China is calling on Taiwan to allow more direct charter flights between the mainland and the island republic.
  • CHINA-US-TAIWAN VOA 24 Feb 2005 -- China is objecting to former President Bill Clinton's plans to meet Sunday with Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian in Taiwan. Officials called for Mr. Clinton to conform to U.S.-China agreements on Taiwan.
  • CHINA/US-JAPAN CONCERNS VOA 21 Feb 2005 -- China and North Korea have angrily criticized a rare joint statement by the United States and Japan calling for a peaceful resolution of the Taiwan issue.
  • US/JAPAN NOKOR VOA 19 Feb 2005 -- Japan and the United States are urging North Korea to return to regional talks over ending its nuclear weapons program. The U.S. Secretaries of State and Defense met with their Japanese counterparts in Washington Saturday, where they also expressed concerns about Taiwan.
  • RICE / TAIWAN / JAPAN VOA 18 Feb 2005 -- Bush administration officials say the United States and Japan share concerns about the security of Taiwan, but that Washington and Tokyo will not be expanding the scope of their mutual security treaty. The comments came on the eve of a Washington meeting of the American and Japanese foreign and defense ministers.
  • CHINA-US DEFENSE VOA 01 Feb 2005 -- U.S. and Chinese military officials have met in Beijing for talks on building cooperation. The topic of Taiwan was high on the agenda.

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