June 11, 1998 |
In the late 1960s, when China resisted international pressure to halt its neophyte nuclear weapons testing program, the regime here liked to quote a proverb from the ancient Zhou dynasty about inequities between powerful magistrates and the peasants they ruled. "The officials can burn down houses," the saying goes, "but the commoners are not even allowed to light their lamps."
December 17, 1991 |
China and India ushered in a new era of cooperation Monday between the two most populous nations on the globe, endorsing a statement that made final their new partnerships in everything from border trade and regional diplomacy to outer space and the "new world order."
December 11, 1991 |
Chinese Premier Li Peng left here today for a six-day visit to India aimed at boosting bilateral ties and further easing the lingering rancor left from a 1962 border war. China and India, the world's two most populous countries, are likely to mark the visit by calling for a stronger voice in international affairs for the world's poorer nations. Speaking to reporters before his departure, Li noted that his trip comes as dramatic events unfold in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
December 10, 1991
Chinese Premier Li Peng arrives here Wednesday for a six-day visit that is likely to further promote growing contacts between the world's two most populous nations. Li is due to hold talks with Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and other officials on a variety of issues, including the two nations' disputed Himalayan border.
February 2, 1991
IRAQ'S U.N. ambassador, Abdul Amir Anbari, said his nation sent letters to foreign ministers of all the nonaligned nations. He refused to discuss the contents. But Kuwait's ambassador said the letter urged governments to protest the allied bombardment of targets in Iraq. INDIAN Foreign Minister Vidya Charan Shukla flew to Beijing to seek China's support for a bid by the nonaligned nations to end the war. A PLO envoy is also in India.
June 30, 1989 |
China and India will open talks here today on their long-running border dispute, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Thursday. A spokesman said the five-day talks will involve vice foreign ministers of the two countries and a joint working group on the boundary question. China and India fought a war over the dispute in 1962.