May 15, 1990 |
China has told the United States that it is pulling out of a $550-million arms deal that has been the linchpin of efforts at military cooperation between the two countries over the last decade, the Pentagon confirmed Monday. China's decision represents an important break in the series of strategic and military ties it had built with the United States.
October 27, 1989 |
Over the last four weeks, the Bush Administration has permitted Chinese military officers to return to work in the United States on the ground-breaking $500-million arms sales program from which they were excluded after the Chinese army's bloody crackdown on student demonstrations last June. The Chinese officers' quiet return to a U.S. military base and to facilities of the Grumman Corp.
January 4, 1989 |
The United States has sold four of its most current anti-submarine torpedoes to China and is discussing renovating Chinese ships to offset the growing Soviet submarine fleet, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Pentagon spokesman Dan Howard confirmed a previously unpublicized arrangement that was revealed by former Navy Secretary John F. Lehman Jr. in his newly released "Command of the Seas."
April 16, 1987 |
China's air force commander, Wang Hai, left Beijing on Wednesday for an official visit to the United States at the invitation of U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Welch, the New China News Agency said. The Chinese air force chief's official trip follows a visit to Washington by Yang Dezhi, chief of the general staff of the People's Liberation Army, and a visit by U.S. warships to the east China port of Qingdao in 1986. China agreed last year to buy $550 million worth of U.S.