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."
September 8, 1993 |
Leaders of the world's two most populous countries, China and India, signed an agreement here Tuesday to reduce tensions along their mountainous border, the site of a 1962 war and frequent military skirmishes. After daylong discussions, Indian Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao and Chinese Premier Li Peng agreed to reduce troop levels and honor the existing line of control in the disputed territory of Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India until a permanent border settlement can be reached.
June 15, 1993 |
It wasn't much of an arms purchase, even by the modest standards of the remote little kingdom of Nepal. But when the Himalayan nation that has long viewed itself as "a yam wedged between the two mountains of China and India" announced plans to buy about 100 troop trucks and a few dozen antiaircraft guns from Beijing five years ago, officials in New Delhi reacted as though it was an act of war.
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.