||Second Special Inspectors Training Course Ends|
The second special inspectors training course run by the
State Council ended earlier. The special inspectors are set to
inspect and oversee the key state enterprises.
Jiang Zemin Calls for Greater Contributions|
secretary of the
Communist Party of
Committee called on
technicians on January
8 to make greater
contributions to the full-scale revitalization of the nation.
Senior Chinese Diplomat Rebuts US House Report
A senior Chinese diplomat rebutted in Washington on
January 7 US allegations that the satellite launch under US-China
cooperation had threatened US national security.
Wang Liqin Weeds out World No.1
Young Chinese table tennis player Wang Liqin surprisingly
eliminated world No.1 Vladimir Samsonov of Belarus 3-0
(21:17, 21:4, 21:8) in Paris on January 7.
Jiang Zemin Stresses Development of Defense
Zemin, chairman of
the Central Military
on January 8 urged
the nation's defense
industry to focus on
development of military technology and equipment with smaller
investments and greater returns.
Jiang, who also serves as general secretary of the CPC
Central Committee, made the remarks at a major conference
sponsored by the General Equipment Department under the
People's Liberation Army (PLA).
Jiang praised China's defense industry for successfully
developing sophisticated equipment including nuclear weapons
and rockets. He said the industry's efforts have established a
solid foundation for safeguarding the national security and raising
the nation's international status.
He noted that China faces both rare opportunities and
crucial challenges in national defense and military modernization
at a time when other countries are upgrading high-tech military
hardwares. He stressed that the development of military science,
technology and equipment represents the major criteria for
ensuring the nation's national defense readiness.
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