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Estados Unidos,China

US Slaps Trade Sanctions on Norinco/North China Arms

23 May 2003

BBC News

The US has imposed sanctions against a Chinese company for allegedly supplying Iran with ballistic missile technology, without providing details of the deal. The penalties will deprive one of China's largest conglomerates, North China Industries (Norinco), of annual sales in the US worth more than $100m for the next two years. China denied the US claims and called the sanctions "entirely unreasonable". US officials said the sanctions — which cancel all... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

Strict New Code for China's Policemen

1 February 2003

Agence France Presse

China will tomorrow introduce tough new rules on police who gamble, drink and violate gun laws, State press reported. The stringent new code, known as the "Five Prohibitions", will also punish officers who drink-drive and carry firearms when under the influence of alcohol, the China Daily said. Liu De, a senior official at the Beijing Public Security Bureau, said violators will be "harshly punished." As a precursor to the new regulations, it was announced late... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

Beijing Signs Small Arms Protocol

11 December 2002

Agence France Presse

China's decision to sign a UN protocol on the management of small arms reflects its willingness for international co-operation, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday. The ministry's remark came a day after China's ambassador to the United Nations Wang Yingfan signed the UN Firearms Protocol on the manufacturing of and trafficking in pistols, submachine-guns, grenades and other small arms. "China has always participated in negotiations with a constructive attitude and... (GunPolicy.org)

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China,Naciones Unidas

Protocol Plays Pivotal Role Against Firearms Trafficking

10 December 2002

People's Daily (China)

China recently signed The Protocol Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition, Supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime or the Firearms Protocol for short. The negotiation of the Firearms Protocol, which commenced in Vienna in October 1999, spanned nearly a year and a half. In May last year, the Protocol was open for signature at the UN Headquarters in New York.... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

Driver Shoots Teacher in Rare China Campus Killing

27 September 2002

Reuters

BEIJING — A driver at a school in northwestern China shot dead a teacher and injured two in what appeared to be a crime of passion, state media and witnesses said on Friday. Police in Lanzhou, capital of Gansu province, shot dead Yang Zhengming after he climbed on to a roof at the Number 34 Middle School and refused to surrender despite two hours of negotiations, a teacher told Reuters. "I can not live any longer. You can take more pictures of me," a reporter for... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

China Orders Crackdown on Crime, Explosives Ahead of Communist Party Congress

5 September 2002

Associated Press

BEIJING — China has ordered a crackdown on crime and tightened supervision over firearms and explosives ahead of a major Communist Party congress in November, state media reported Thursday. Public Security Minister Jia Chunwang ordered police to deepen the ongoing "Strike Hard" anti-crime campaign, which demands faster investigations and trials and permits broader use of the death penalty. "To create a safe, stable social environment for a successful national... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

Chinese Load Up on Guns for Profit and Protection

11 May 2002

Baltimore Sun

LOWER YUAN FAMILY VILLAGE, China — When a feud between villagers here and a neighboring community turned violent, people didn't turn to police for help but took matters into their own hands. The villagers made guns. Police, after all, are distrusted because of their tendency toward corruption, and local officials can be all too easily influenced by personal connections. Better, the villagers decided, to protect themselves. Pooling together $5,000 and working from... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

Illegal Firearms Seized in Southeast China

26 March 2002

Xinhua

BEIJING — A huge illegal firearms shipment case has just been cracked down in Xiamen in Southeast China's Fujian Province, the English-Language newspaper China Daily reports Tuesday. The Xiamen police said Monday the illegal shipment was discovered during a campaign targeting crimes committed on roads and highways. In the small hours of Sunday morning, police stationed on the city's Jinshang Road stopped and checked a truck, on which they discovered a large quantity... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

China Tallies Our Rights Record; the US and guns

18 March 2002

National Review (USA)

The government of China has just issued this year's Human Rights Record of the United States. Much of the report consists of pseudo-factoids created by Leftist interest groups, allegedly showing what a terrible country America is. The leadoff item is an extended complaint about American gun ownership. The Chinese government frets that The United States is the country with the biggest number of private guns. We are also, of course, the country with the biggest number of... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

Gang Crimes Record Sharp Rise in China

11 March 2002

Kyodo News

BEIJING — China recorded a sharp rise in organized crime last year with some cases involving the sheltering of gangsters by government officials, the country's law and order chiefs said Monday. Chinese authorities uncovered 6.3 times more crimes involving criminal groups or black society organizations last year than in 2000, according to a progress report presented to China's ongoing, two-week National People's Congress (NPC) parliamentary gathering. The number of... (GunPolicy.org)

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China,Estados Unidos

China Issues US Human Rights Record in 2001

11 March 2002

People's Daily (China)

The Information Office of the State Council issued Monday a report on US human rights record in 2001, pointing out that serious human rights violations exist in the US. The article, entitled Human Rights Record of the United States in 2001, contains lots of facts and figures to show America's own human rights-related problems. The article urges the United States to give up its hegemonic practice of creating confrontation and interfering in the internal affairs of... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

China's Efforts Against Crime Make No Dent

26 December 2001

New York Times

TAIGU, China — On his last night alive, Chang Dongqing responded to an emergency call about an armed robbery in progress near the police station here where he worked. Because another officer had checked out the station's only gun, a 1954 series, .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol, Officer Chang picked up the long iron rod that was the station's only other weapon. Less than an hour later, he was dead, killed by a shotgun blast to the heart. My husband had a glorious... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

Guns in China: The Wild East

8 November 2001

Economist

Armed crime is rising sharply in a country that once prided itself on its law-abiding orderliness ONE midnight last month, two brothers and another man went on a killing spree with a double-barrelled shotgun in Dayukou, a mining village 500km (310 miles) south-west of Beijing. Within an hour they had killed 14 people and seriously injured three others. Among the casualties were four village officials. China once haughtily regarded crimes involving guns as a... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

China Training Air Marshals

14 October 2001

Associated Press

BEIJING — China is creating a 2,000-member police force to fly aboard its airlines, prompted by terror attacks in the United States, a state newspaper reported Sunday. The aviation police will replace private security guards who fly on many Chinese carriers, the Beijing Youth Daily said. Citing unidentified sources, it said the new force was being formed by the Civil Aviation Authority of China, the country's airline regulator. A man who answered the phone at CAAC... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

China Seizes and Destroys Over 600,000 Guns

15 August 2001

Reuters

BEIJING — Chinese police seized and destroyed over 600,000 guns between April and June in an "unprecedented" crackdown on firearms and explosives, a Chinese newspaper said on Wednesday. Most of the guns were smuggled in from countries in Southeast Asia, made in underground Chinese workshops, or sold on the black market by security forces, said the Chinese magazine Newsweek in an article reprinted in the Writer's Digest Youth Herald. Others confiscated in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

Beijing Successful in Explosive, Gun Control

10 August 2001

People's Daily (China)

Over the past four months, Beijing public security departments have handled a total of 770 cases of illegal production and sale of explosives and guns. So far, over 790 offenders implicated have been dealt with according to law, and 290 of them have been arrested, according to the local public security bureau. The cases involved 2,500 kg of powder and dynamite, 12,000 detonators, 3,600 meters of fuses, 270,000 firecrackers, 100 hand grenades and 1,500 guns of various... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

Efforts Urged to Control Gun-, Explosive-Related Cases

1 August 2001

The People (China)

The Ministry of Public Security has called for nationwide efforts to cut down cases involving guns and explosives. At a teleconference Tuesday, Vice Minister Luo Feng said various localities should learn a lesson from last month's explosion in Shaanxi Province which killed 47 people and injured another 85. Tough measures should be taken to curb gun- and explosive-related cases from occurring according to law, he said. Chinese police have launched a nationwide... (GunPolicy.org)

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China,Naciones Unidas

Little Agreement Reached at United Nations Conference on Small Arms

20 July 2001

People's Daily (China)

Representatives from 189 UN member states are nowhere near agreement on key elements of a plan of action to curb the illegal trade in small arms and light weapons as the UN conference on small arms is just some 24 hours away from the scheduled conclusion on Friday. Optimism is fading as the United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects enters critical stage with little agreement at hand. A UN spokesman told a press... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

China's 'Strike Hard' Yields Guns and Explosives

12 June 2001

Reuters

BEIJING — China's three-month-old "Strike Hard" campaign against crime has unearthed 1,600 tons of illegal explosives and more than 330,000 guns. The Ministry of Public Security's newspaper, the China Police Daily, reported the latest figures on Tuesday, adding that some 3.5 million detonators and 1.5 million bullets had also been seized. Police said they had cracked more than 35,000 cases involving illegal explosives and guns this year and charged more than 63,000... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

Increase in Illegal Arms Trading in China

10 February 2001

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The [Chinese] Government is becoming increasingly alarmed over the rise in illegal weapons manufacturing and trading on the mainland. Guangxi, along with four other western provinces — Sichuan, Qinghai, Gansu and Tibet — where the problem is seen as most serious, according to the Sanlian Weekly, a Shanghai-based magazine. As part of a crackdown over the past two months, Guangxi armed police recently raided 60 illegal weapon manufacturing shops, seizing 240,000... (GunPolicy.org)

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