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2008-10-07 12:00:23

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "US To Blame for Damage of Bilateral Relations: Chinese FM"] BEIJING, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) - The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday renewed its condemnation on the United States' proposed arms sale to Taiwan and said the American side should take full responsibility for the damage of ties between the two countries and their respective armed forces. "The US side's act has seriously blocked...

2008-10-04 12:00:07

Text of report by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu Jianchao Issues Statement on US Government Notifying Congress of Decision To Sell Weapons to Taiwan"] Beijing, 4 Oct (Xinhua) - Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao on 4 October issued a statement on the US Government notifying Congress its decision to sell weapons to Taiwan, saying the Chinese government and people resolutely oppose and condemn this US action that gravely...

2008-08-19 12:00:37

Text of report by Hong Kong newspaper Ta Kung Pao website on 18 August; subheadings as received [Unattributed report: "Mainland ARATS President Chen Yunlin Is Scheduled To Visit Taiwan in November To Discuss Aviation Rights"] Through recent cross-Strait connections, it has been decided that Chen Yunlin, president of China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits [ARATS] will visit Taiwan in November. After the end of the Beijing Olympics this month, vice-presidents of...

2006-06-28 14:50:53

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to lift some decades-old restrictions limiting contacts American government officials can have with Taiwan. With little debate, the House approved the measure in an amendment to a funding bill for the State Department. The bill has not yet been considered by the Senate, which must also approve the changes. Any easing of restrictions was expected to be strongly opposed by China, which regards...

2006-05-24 22:27:52

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has criticized a U.S. report on its military power, saying it exaggerated the country's defense capabilities and showed a "cold war mentality." China's Foreign Ministry said the Pentagon's 2006 China Military Power Report released on Tuesday spreads the "China threat theory" and endangers international relations. "The (report) has a 'cold war mentality', deliberately overstates China's military power and expenditure, continues to spread the 'China threat...

2006-04-20 10:25:40

By Steve Holland and Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush welcomed Chinese President Hu Jintao with a 21-gun salute on Thursday and urged him to make trade concessions, improve human rights and exert more influence over North Korea. "As the relationship between our two nations grows and matures, we can be candid about our disagreements," Bush told Hu during a colorful White House South Lawn arrival ceremony marked by full military honors. As Hu began...

2006-04-14 01:39:59

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Friday that Taiwan remained the most important issue in its relations with the United States, days before President Hu Jintao heads to Washington. Vice Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi also said differences on trade and economic policies, which are expected to dominate talks between Hu and President Bush, could be resolved and countered suggestions that China's rapid rise posed a threat to the rest of the world. But he reserved his...

2006-03-22 19:18:19

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Taiwan's main opposition leader and potential presidential front-runner vowed on Wednesday to uphold the status quo with China, rejecting both independence and early unification with the communist-ruled mainland. Ma Ying-jeou, chairman of the Nationalist Party and mayor of Taipei, said if his party wins the presidency in the 2008 election, he would reopen talks with China on mutually accepted terms. "We will not pursue...

2006-03-15 01:35:19

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's opposition lawmakers are divided over whether, or what, to buy from a package of advanced weaponry offered by Washington, dashing hopes for a resolution to end the deadlocked deal any time soon. The main opposition Kuomintang (KMT), or the Nationalist Party, is widely expected to come up with its own answer to the deal before its chairman Ma Ying-jeou leaves for the United States, Taiwan's main ally and arms supplier, on Sunday. The delay has fueled...

2006-03-11 21:37:19

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - Regional tensions. Diplomatic consequences. Security threats. Those were the fears when China's parliament passed a law last year authorising the use of force against Taiwan should the self-governing island move toward formal independence. But a year later, as the rubber-stamp assembly meets once again for its annual 10-day session, the anti-secession law gets barely a mention from its top leaders, despite provocations from Taiwan's...