Archive for the ‘China threat’ Category

Taiwan says China military buildup is world threat

October 10, 2007

TAIPEI (AFP) – Taiwan’s President Chen Shui-bian warned in a national address Wednesday that China’s military build-up was threatening world peace, and urged it to halt military exercising targeting the island.

“With China’s rapid rise and relentless military build-up, the ‘China threat’ is no longer confined to confrontation across the Taiwan Strait….

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China dollar attack would be “foolhardy” : Bush

August 8, 2007

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President George W. Bush on Wednesday said China would be “foolhardy” to attempt to push down the dollar in retaliation for US pressure over Beijing‘s alleged currency manipulation.

Bush said he had not seen the report that Beijing was hinting at such a move, in Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper, but warned against any attempt by Beijing to hit back at Washington using vast foreign currency reserves.

“That would be foolhardy of them to do that,” Bush said in an interview with Fox News, adding he doubted the report was based on sources from the office of Chinese President Hu Jintao.

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China Threat: “Nuclear Option” Against U.S. Economy