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Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.96.981009102624.29976D-100000@uhunix4>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 10:30:53 -1000
Reply-To: Vincent K Pollard <pollard@HAWAII.EDU>
Sender: Southeast Asia Discussion List <SEASIA-L@LIST.MSU.EDU>
From: Vincent K Pollard <pollard@HAWAII.EDU>
Subject: PRC hits US-Japan (& Taiwan) military arrangment <fwd>

China Slams U.S.-Japan Plan For Missile Defense in Asia

CND, 6 October 1998

[CND, 10/06/98] China on Tuesday slammed a plan for Japan and the United States to develop a theater missile defense (TMD) program that was to include Taiwan, calling it an anti-China plan, AFP reported.

The United States and Japan have tentatively agreed to start the program after North Korea launched a rocket, later thought to be a satellite, that flew over part of Japan in late August, but no final decision has been made, according to a Japanese government official. [Summarized by Dan WU & YIN De An; in China News Digest, Global News, GL98-137 (9 October 1998)]