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.
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.
December 23, 1988
China announced that it and India will establish a group to tackle a border dispute that flared into a brief war in 1962 and has poisoned relations between the world's most populous nations ever since. The agreement was announced at the end of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's historic visit to Beijing. Foreign Ministry spokesman Li Zhaoxing also said that good will fostered by the Gandhi visit could lead to a solution to the border issue "in the near future."
December 22, 1988 |
The top leaders of India and China declared Wednesday that a long-festering and still-unresolved border dispute will no longer be allowed to poison relations between the two nations. "Beginning with your visit, we can restore our relationship as friends," China's paramount leader, Deng Xiaoping, declared to Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi upon greeting him at the Great Hall of the People.