February 13, 1997 |
A Justice Department investigation into improper political fund-raising activities has uncovered evidence that representatives of China sought to direct contributions from foreign sources to the Democratic National Committee before the 1996 presidential campaign, officials familiar with the inquiry told the Washington Post. Sensitive intelligence information shows that the Chinese Embassy in Washington was used for planning contributions to the DNC, the sources said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1989 |
Shining flashlights into the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles and singing the Tibetan national anthem, about 75 Tibetans and supporters joined Friday evening to protest human rights violations in their homeland on the 30th anniversary of an abortive uprising against Communist rule. Even though consular officials had left for the day, "the world people are watching," said Geshe Gyeltsen, a Buddhist teacher who led prayers for world peace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1989
A coalition of Southern California groups supporting the democratic movement in China said it is expecting 10,000 people for a Los Angeles rally and march to the Chinese consulate Sunday afternoon. Monterey Park City Councilwoman Judy Chu, Chinese journalist Chang Qing Cao and two Chinese students at UCLA will be among the speakers. Sue Fan, one of the organizers of the Peace March Organizing Committee of Southern California, said Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and U.S. Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.
December 24, 1992 |
China on Wednesday ordered France to close its Canton consulate in one month in retaliation for France's reported plans to sell 60 Mirage fighter planes to Taiwan. It was China's first formal act of retaliation after repeated warnings that France would pay a heavy price for the sale. The French government has refused to confirm the sale, but French and Taiwanese news reports said French companies signed contracts in November to sell 60 2000-5 jet fighters worth $2.6 billion and 1,000 missiles.
May 11, 1999 |
Thousands of protesters continued to march on the U.S. Embassy here Monday, but China tried to rein in public anger and for the first time held out the possibility of a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Sino-U.S. ties caused by NATO's bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia. In a list of demands made by telephone to U.S. Ambassador James R.
May 9, 1999 |
Amid profuse apologies from NATO leaders and a convulsion of outrage in China, shaken alliance officials admitted Saturday that they were unsure how their aircraft managed to strike the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade--an apparent error that ranks among the most serious mistakes of the 6 1/2-week air campaign over Yugoslavia. The embassy was hit in an apparent case of mistaken identity.