December 2, 1990 |
In a new sign of improving Sino-American relations, Chinese Foreign Minister Qian Qichen predicted Saturday that his groundbreaking visit to Washington will be the first in a series of new high-level meetings between U.S. and Chinese leaders. "I believe that in the future, there will be more contacts and more visits between our two countries," the Chinese foreign minister said at a news conference in Washington. "And so, this is the purpose of my visit."
July 31, 1995 |
As Secretary of State Warren Christopher prepares for an important meeting Tuesday with Chinese Foreign Minister Qian Qichen, he is facing an unusual undertone of personal animosity because of Chinese suggestions that he misled Beijing's top diplomat the last time the two met.
May 1, 1997 |
President Clinton pronounced himself "quite satisfied" Wednesday with assurances from China's foreign minister that Beijing will respect the freedom and political rights of Hong Kong citizens after the British colony reverts to Chinese control in two months.
March 24, 1993 |
Foreign Minister Qian Qichen, in a wide-ranging news conference Tuesday, expressed Chinese determination to resist Western policies on a broad range of international issues. Exuding confidence as spokesman for a nation with growing economic and military power, Qian sharply denied that Beijing poses any threat to its neighbors. He charged that this idea is being promoted by international arms sellers looking for new buyers.
March 21, 2001 |
When it comes to the modern-day relationship between America and China, you might say that Vice Premier Qian Qichen was present at the creation. Qian, the vicar of Chinese foreign policy, is visiting Washington this week. You can be sure he knows the details and history of the last 12 turbulent years of U.S.-China relations better than any of the Bush administration officials he meets.
November 13, 1990 |
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a staunch supporter of U.S. policy in the Persian Gulf, said in remarks published Monday that Egypt would not participate in a military strike against Iraq. Asked if Egypt would consider joining other Arabs to keep order in Iraq after a U.S. attack, Mubarak told the weekly Mayo newspaper: "No. We have nothing to do with Iraq. But it is no problem at all to enter Kuwait as a peacekeeping force. In fact it is natural," he was quoted as saying.