April 10, 1985 |
Chinese officials said today that Washington has agreed that U.S. warships will not carry nuclear arms when they make their first call at a Chinese port in 36 years. Such an agreement apparently would break a longstanding U.S. policy against disclosing whether any ship is armed with nuclear weapons. A U.S. Embassy official in China would neither confirm nor deny the report.
May 18, 1992 |
Chinese officials searched the office of an American reporter Sunday, warned her about her activities and said they had arrested one of her sources, said the journalist, Lena Sun of the Washington Post. The officials said they were from the State Security Ministry, in charge of rooting out spies and other threats to national security. They had a search warrant and took personal papers and notebooks from the office safe, Sun said in a written statement.
September 23, 1992 |
For three years, the Bush Administration has had a crucial ally in its effort to maintain its China policy in Congress: Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole, whose home state of Kansas has been enriched by China's large purchases of American wheat. Now, infuriated by a testy showdown with the Chinese ambassador to Washington over Beijing's threat to end purchases of U.S. grain, Dole is warning that he will withdraw his support for unconditional renewal of Beijing's trade benefits.
August 13, 1989 |
Sen. Warren B. Rudman told Chinese leaders Saturday that if China maintains its crackdown on dissent, the U.S. Congress might approve even harsher sanctions on the Communist nation. The New Hampshire Republican said he met with Wan Li, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, and Vice Foreign Minister Zhu Qizhen to "make sure Chinese leaders understood clearly the impact of the events of June . . . on the American people."
February 28, 1989 |
The government said Monday that it resents the United States having invited a leading dissident to a banquet given by President Bush and regrets that a fuss was made when police barred him from attending. Chinese intellectuals, meanwhile, called the action against Fang Lizhi "stupid," "neolithic" and "unacceptable." Fang, an internationally respected astrophysicist who has criticized Marxism and called for democratic reform in China, was invited to the banquet along with his wife, Li Shuxian.
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.