China, America and nuclear weapons

  • Fri, 06/09/2006 - 12:00

IF THE Pentagon is right, China's nuclear arsenal is on the verge of abig upgrade. As a deterrent against American nuclear attack, theChinese have long relied mainly on a handful of intercontinentalmissiles that are slow to fuel and highly vulnerable.

China: Economic Boom Strains Environment

  • Wed, 06/07/2006 - 12:00

China's gross domestic product (GDP) has been booming since economic reforms began in the late 1970s. This economic success has meant substantial gains in real wages and living standards for many Chinese. But it has also been accompanied by environmental concerns such as pollution and the overuse of natural resources.

Rumsfeld urges China to come clean on military spending

  • Sat, 06/03/2006 - 12:00

US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld urged China to explain its increased military spending to the world, saying it was in its interest to demystify actions that others find potentially threatening.

What Didn't Happen When Bush Met Hu

  • Thu, 04/27/2006 - 12:00

Why, then, was the most newsworthy event of the Bush-Hu summit last week the protests of a Falun Gong member on the White House lawn?

China reports two new bird flu outbreaks

  • Fri, 11/18/2005 - 11:00

China said Friday deadly bird flu had been detected in two new locations, bringing the total number of confirmed outbreaks over the past month to 15.