July 8, 2000 |
Concerned about the accelerating proliferation of short- and medium-range missiles to global hot spots, the Clinton administration is trying to apply new pressure to China and North Korea to curtail their missile exports. Senior U.S. officials began two days of closed-door talks Friday in Beijing that were to focus, in part, on U.S. assertions that China is selling missile materials, components and expertise to Pakistan. Separate U.S.
April 17, 1998 |
China recently rebuffed an American arms-control proposal that it should join the main international organization for limiting the spread of missile technology when President Clinton visits Beijing this summer, senior administration officials say. By not becoming a member of the 29-nation group, known as the Missile Technology Control Regime, China retains the ability to sell some components or technology for ballistic missiles to countries such as Pakistan and Iran.
January 19, 1998 |
China provided a rare glimpse into its secretive military industrial complex, announcing in a published report that its military factories exported $7 billion worth of goods last year. The report, in the China Daily newspaper, also noted that about 1,200 Chinese military firms have absorbed $4.5 billion in foreign investment from Western companies, such as Boeing and Mercedes-Benz, since China opened to the outside world the late 1970s.
May 25, 1996 |
The small bookshop behind a row of makeshift fruit stalls is a gun lover's paradise. For pocket change, customers can buy glossy color photo albums and postcards of assorted automatic weapons--Israeli Uzis, Italian Berettas, Russian Kalashnikovs. One postcard shows a man in an FBI cap gripping a 100-round Calico machine pistol made in Bakersfield.
May 24, 1996 |
A key middleman arrested in an alleged arms smuggling ring was negotiating with U.S. undercover agents--including one he believed represented the Mafia--to sell them Chinese-made munitions ranging from hand-held rocket launchers to tanks to surface-to-air missiles, according to court documents released Thursday.
October 13, 1995 |
Former Sen. Jim Sasser, President Clinton's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to China, told members of Congress on Thursday that Beijing has secretly taken new steps to curb its export of missile parts and technology. Appearing at his nomination hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the Tennessee Democrat said that China recently has made "some gestures" toward cooperating with Clinton Administration efforts to stop the spread of ballistic missiles around the world.