October 3, 1987 |
A Chinese government official denied Friday that Chinese diplomats at the United Nations had links to a 65-year-old Taiwanese janitor arrested this week on charges of attempting to buy advanced TOW 2 missiles and plans for F-14 Navy fighter aircraft for illegal export to China. "This matter has nothing to do with the mission," said Shibing Yuan, counselor at the Chinese Mission to the United Nations. "What this man said was total fiction . . . . Nobody from the mission was involved."