Weapons of Mass Destruction

Taiwan men face US weapons smuggling charges

A Taiwanese man with ties to North Korea used shell companies set up by his son to smuggle machinery that can be used to make weapons of mass destruction out of the United States, prosecutors said on Monday.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Beijing slams US sanctions on Chinese companies

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying

Beijing has denounced US sanctions imposed on four Chinese companies and one individual last week for allegedly breaching a US law designed to hamper the development of weapons of mass destruction by Iran, North Korea or Syria.

12 Feb 2013 - 6:09am

The game of nuclear catch-up

In its recent annual report on China's military power, the US defence department said that several developments had surprised American analysts, including the pace and scope of the programme to modernise Chinese long-range nuclear forces.

2 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

China comes in from the cold

China's links to the until-now secret underground nuclear networks of Libya and Pakistan have embarrassed Beijing, but experts predict the mainland's growing support for non-proliferation will limit damage to the country's reputation.

29 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Missile diplomacy

China's test yesterday of a new long-range missile - probably the Dongfeng-31, capable of delivering a nuclear warhead 8,000 kilometres - is an abrupt reminder that there are good causes for concern about its military intentions and capabilities.

3 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Pakistan chief denies receiving bomb help

The chief architect of Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme has denied allegations that China helped it make its bombs.

Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan's insistence that Beijing did not provide technical assistance for its controversial nuclear tests in late May supports the denial made at the time by Beijing.

2 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Nuclear missiles aimed at US

THE Clinton administration was put on the defensive over its China policy yesterday after conceding that at least 13 Chinese nuclear missiles were aimed at the United States.

Officials admitted that a classified CIA report on China's nuclear arsenal, contents of which were published in the Washington Times, were correct.

3 May 1998 - 12:00am

International team inspects chemical weapons facility

A team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is inspecting a Defence Research and Development Organisation laboratory making chemical weapons at Ozra near the western town of Nashik.

8 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Mass production of missiles urged

An Indian parliamentary committee has urged the Government to begin mass production of intermediate range ballistic missiles.

Members of the all-party standing committee on defence are concerned about the rapid arms build-up in South Asia and the country's poor preparedness.

2 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Tension grows as leaders gear up for arms race

RELATIONS between nuclear-capable Pakistan and India are worsening as the two countries appear ready to launch south Asia's first arms race.

India raised the stakes last week by testing its longer range surface-to-surface missile.

Pakistan said it would give an 'adequate' response, hinting it would re-activate its advanced ballistic missile programme.

3 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Security argument outdated

PATHETIC, to say the least, was the recent attack by the French Consul-General, M. Laurent Aublin, upon the students of Sha Tin College who chose to voice their concerns over the resumption of French nuclear testing in the Pacific.

Such conduct is unacceptable from a member of the consular corps, particularly from a representative of a state formerly known for its diplomacy.

29 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

China takes aim

IN just 15 years' time China's nuclear forces will have the power to strike across Asia, western Russia and even the east coast of the United States.

It will have aircraft carriers and its navy will be a force to be reckoned with in the region, quite capable of cutting its way across the South China Sea. The implications for disputes like the Spratlys are obvious.

21 Apr 1995 - 12:00am