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2006-03-07 05:08:50

By Ben Blanchard and Alice Hung BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China's foreign minister sought on Tuesday to deflect concerns over the announcement of another double-digit rise in the military budget, saying the country had spent far less than the United States. The defense came as self-ruled Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own and has threatened to recover by force, said that China has accumulated nearly 800 missiles capable of bombing the island for 10 hours, and warned the threat...

2006-02-17 01:46:51

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Lawyers for a Macau bank accused of helping North Korea launder money have told the U.S. Treasury action against the lender could affect U.S.-China ties at a sensitive time for talks on the North's nuclear programs. A proposal to ban U.S. banks from doing business with the accused lender, Banco Delta Asia SARL, was also likely to cause it to collapse, the firm Collier Shannon Scott said in a letter to the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)...

2006-02-07 22:36:49

BEIJING (Reuters) - China condemned Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian's plan to scrap 15-year-old official guidelines on unification on Wednesday, calling him a "troublemaker" and "saboteur" of peace and stability in Asia. Chen, seeking to shake off Beijing's claim of sovereignty over self-ruled Taiwan, said on Lunar New Year's Day on January 29 that it was time to consider scrapping the island's National Unification Council and its guidelines on unification with the mainland. "This...

2006-02-07 08:35:00

BEIJING -- China rejected on Tuesday a Pentagon report that singled out Beijing as the major power most likely to challenge Washington's military supremacy and said it posed no threat to the outside world. The U.S. Quadrennial Defense Review released last week said China had the greatest potential to compete militarily with the United States. "The report interferes with China's internal affairs by groundlessly accusing China's normal national defense build-up," Chinese foreign ministry...

2006-02-07 05:39:39

BEIJING (Reuters) - China rejected on Tuesday a Pentagon report that singled out Beijing as the major power most likely to challenge Washington's military supremacy and said it posed no threat to the outside world. The U.S. Quadrennial Defense Review released last week said China had the greatest potential to compete militarily with the United States. "The report interferes with China's internal affairs by groundlessly accusing China's normal national defense build-up," Chinese...

2006-01-24 09:25:00

By Chris Buckley and Lindsay Beck BEIJING -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick urged China on Tuesday to be a responsible global player, as tensions simmered over nuclear stand-offs with Iran and China's neighbor North Korea. In meetings with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing and economic officials, Zoellick said the two sides, which have sparred over human rights, trade and China's military build-up, discussed bilateral relations and preparations for a...

2006-01-24 00:26:27

BEIJING (Reuters) - The nuclear stand-offs with Iran and North Korea were high on the agenda as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick began talks on Tuesday with senior Chinese officials in Beijing. The two sides, which have often sparred over human rights, trade and China's military build-up, were also expected to discuss bilateral relations and preparations for a "strategic dialogue" later this year. "We hope to improve the bilateral strategic dialogue in order to improve...

2006-01-23 13:25:28

BEIJING (Reuters) - United States Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick was in Beijing on Tuesday to hold talks with senior Chinese officials expected to cover nuclear standoffs with Iran and North Korea. Zoellick will meet China's Premier Wen Jiaobao and Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing and other officials for discussions that are also set to cover bilateral U.S.-China relations and preparations for a "strategic dialogue" later this year, the official Xinhua News Agency said. A...

2006-01-06 02:35:00

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING -- China offered two pandas to Taiwan on Friday as a token of peace, but in the same breath accused President Chen Shui-bian of ratcheting up tensions with his support of formal independence for the self-ruled island. Chen signaled a tougher stance toward China in his New Year speech, warning his people of investment risks on the mainland and what he saw as the growing military threat from the island's political foe. China considers Taiwan part of its territory and...

2005-12-12 02:24:50

By Ben Blanchard KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - China's rapid economic rise spells an opportunity, not a threat, to the rest of East Asia, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao reassured leaders from neighboring countries on Monday ahead of a regional summit. "China's development not only benefits its 1.3 billion people but also provides more opportunities for other East Asian countries," Wen told a conference being held in the run-up to the inaugural East Asian summit in Malaysia's capital on...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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