March 25, 2008 |
In the midst of this month's unrest in Tibet, Cub Scout Pack 3944 in Beijing was invited to round the bases and meet their baseball idols, the Dodgers, when they came for the first-ever major league game played in China. Shortly before the first pitch, however, Chinese police told leaders of the expatriate pack that the deal was off. The apparent concern: that the boys might agitate for Tibetan independence.
November 23, 2007 |
China's decision to block the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk from a long-planned Thanksgiving visit to Hong Kong, before relenting 24 hours later "on humanitarian grounds," had all the markings of a diplomatic slap in the face, analysts say. It just wasn't terribly clear whose face it was aimed at.
August 25, 2006 |
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Thursday that China endorsed his nation's bid to win a seat on the United Nations Security Council, a move strongly opposed by the United States. The announcement came as Chavez outlined a dozen bilateral trade deals at the close of his state visit to Beijing, including plans to triple oil exports to China by 2010. Chavez said he saw stronger relations with China as a means of creating a "multi-polar" world and lessening the "hegemony" of the United States.
April 25, 2005 |
From his cramped studio apartment littered with dirty socks, old Pepsi bottles and instant noodles, Lu Yunfei has whipped up a wave of anti-Japan sentiment across China using little more than a laptop and a high-speed connection. Since February, the 30-year-old founder of the Patriots' Alliance website and his colleagues have collected 3.5 million signatures for a petition to block Tokyo's bid for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.
July 12, 2002
Recommendations included in the U.S.-China Security Review Commission's report to Congress would: * Give the president the authority to penalize governments for violating weapons control agreements and expand the sanctions to include trade and investment restrictions and limits on access to U.S. capital markets. * Require pre-license and end-user checks on sensitive technology sold to China to prevent diversion to military users. * Require U.S.
June 10, 2001 |
China and the United States announced Saturday that they have cleared the remaining hurdles blocking Beijing's entry into the World Trade Organization. The agreement reached between Chinese Foreign Trade Minister Shi Guangsheng and U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick during talks in Shanghai means that China now has a better chance of joining the global trading body by year's end. "We are pleased to report that the U.S.