January 24, 1986 |
The Reagan Administration is preparing to notify Congress soon of its intention to carry out its largest military sale yet to China, according to Western diplomats here. The United States is planning to sell the Chinese air force advanced avionics--that is, radar, navigation and fire-direction equipment--for China's F-8 interceptor planes.
April 11, 1985 |
Chinese officials, tackling a particularly sensitive diplomatic and military issue, said in Peking on Wednesday that the United States has assured them that a U.S. Navy destroyer visiting China will not carry nuclear weapons. Their statement, to a group of reporters from Australia and New Zealand, raised questions about the Reagan Administration's adherence to longstanding U.S. policy to neither confirm nor deny the presence of nuclear weapons aboard U.S. ships.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1996
The United States and China have edged back from a full-scale trade war by reaching a new agreement on preventing the theft of American intellectual properties--software, CDs, CD-ROMs, videodiscs and similar products. Under the accord, Beijing will continue its recent crackdown on the flagrant rip-offs. For now, acting U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky has withdrawn the threat of sanctions against $2 billion in Chinese exports to the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1988
Ten years ago today, when the United States and China formally ended three decades of enmity and normalized diplomatic relations, they made headlines on both sides of the Pacific. In Washington, then-President Jimmy Carter summoned the White House press corps for the unexpected announcement. In Beijing, the usually solemn People's Daily marked the occasion with a rare special edition, bordered in red.
July 14, 1995 |
After weeks of mounting tensions, the United States and China took small steps back from the brink of confrontation Thursday, exchanging conciliatory words but stopping well short of what the other side wanted on the two main irritants in their relationship.
October 30, 1997
President Jiang Zemin: The political disturbance that occurred at the turn of spring and summer in 1989 seriously disrupted social stability and jeopardized state security. Therefore, the Chinese government had to take necessary measures according to law to quickly resolve the matter to ensure that our country enjoys stability and that our reform and opening up proceed smoothly.
March 24, 1996 |
As the China-Taiwan crisis sputtered on last week, America's friends in Asia weren't happy. The United States, they say, is speaking too loudly--and they aren't sure Washington means what it says. These uncertainties are particularly strong here in Singapore, America's closest strategic partner in Southeast Asia, and the country with most to lose if the United States and China stumble into prolonged confrontation.
February 23, 1997 |
The U.S.-China relationship has known soaring hope and biting fear; no other major relationship in the world has been so passionate. Yet the prosaic truth is that for a century, Beijing-Washington ties have been smooth only when a common enemy loomed; at other times, they have ranged from argumentative to parlous. Now with the death last week of Deng Xiaoping, the giant of post-Mao China, Beijing and its role in the world is once again in question.
January 6, 2000 | ,
The United States and China will resume high-level military contacts later this month, the Pentagon said Wednesday, marking one of the final steps toward a resumption of formal contacts broken after the U.S. bombing of Beijing's embassy in Yugoslavia last May. While the planned visit of Chinese army Lt. Gen. Xiong Guangkai to Washington from Jan.
April 5, 2001 |
Defense hawks have held their tongues so far about the standoff over the crippled U.S. Navy spy plane, but some are signaling that their silence won't last if the White House yields ground on China's demands to settle the issue. Still delighted to have George W. Bush in the White House, conservative lawmakers who consistently push for a tougher U.S. policy toward China have offered broad support to the administration during the standoff over the EP-3 reconnaissance plane.