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  • How Bill Clinton sold America’s missile technology and safety to China for $1.5 million

    06/10/2016 9:06:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/10/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    As the Roosevelt Administration had put Americans in danger by selling the Soviet Communists nuclear weapon materials in the 1940s, Bill Clinton endangered all Americans by allowing the sale of dangerous military grade missile technology to the Communist Chinese. In spite of a strong recommendation to NOT do so, Clinton approved the sale of technology to China which would eventually help our enemies to develop more reliable intercontinental missiles – the kind that can reach America’s cities and by now probably hit specific blocks. In 1996, Democrat contributor Bernard Schwartz was the C.O.O. of Loral Space and Communications Corporation when...
  • Donald Trump Is An EB-5 Funded Developer (Visa Selling Scheme in New Jersey to Chinese Elite)

    03/11/2016 12:03:07 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 39 replies
    It seems Donald Trump and Vermont’s NEK mega developer Bill Stenger have something in common-they both love EB-5 investors from China. Considering all his anti-immigration and China is “killing us,” stealing our jobs and money rhetoric, Trump surprisingly has no qualms accepting Chinese investor financing for a development project in New Jersey under the Trump® name. chairmantrump1 The Federal EB-5 visa program provides foreign investors with a US green card, for them and their families, and (after two years) permanent resident status in exchange for agreeing to invest $500,000 in an approved US business. In recent years the majority of...
  • Chinese unveil their first Stealth Fighter Prototype...several years early

    01/05/2011 9:18:50 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 24 replies
    The Rising Sea Dragon in Asia ^ | January 5, 2011 | Jeff Head
    As I reported over the weekend, the Chinese have rolled out their 1st Stealth Fighter Prototype, the J-20...several years early and conducted taxi tests. They may conduct the first flight this week. This story is now being picked up by Aviation Week, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, BBC, Google, Yahoo, etc. The PLAAF 1st Prototype Stealth Fighter, the J-20, in Taxi tests As reported in my 2011 Update to the Rising Sea Dragon in Asia
  • China’s Military Threatens America: ‘We Will Hurt You’

    06/14/2010 11:49:12 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 109 replies · 2,768+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 14 | Gordon Chang
    n February, Colonel Meng Xianging promised a “hand-to-hand fight with the U.S.” sometime within the next 10 years “when we’re strong enough.” “We must make them hurt,” said Major-General Yang Yi this year, referring to the United States. And last month, at the Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing, a Chinese flag officer launched a three-minute rant that stunned the 65 or so American officials in the audience. Everything that is right with U.S. relations with China is due to China, said Rear Admiral Guan Youfei. Everything that is wrong is Washington’s fault. According to Guan, the United States sees...
  • 'We have only four years left to act on climate change - America has to lead'(Gag Alert)

    01/19/2009 7:06:33 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies · 1,261+ views ^ | Jan. 18, 2008 | Robin McKie
    Jim Hansen is the 'grandfather of climate change' and one of the world's leading climatologists. In this rare interview in New York, he explains why President Obama's administration is the last chance to avoid flooded cities, species extinction and climate catastropheRobin McKie, science editor The Observer, Sunday 18 January 2009 Article historyAlong one wall of Jim Hansen's wood-panelled office in upper Manhattan, the distinguished climatologist has pinned 10 A4-sized photographs of his three grandchildren: Sophie, Connor and Jake. They are the only personal items on display in an office otherwise dominated by stacks of manila folders, bundles of papers and...
  • Calls for 'punitive' US sanctions against China (Duncan Hunter)

    02/01/2007 8:29:01 AM PST · by GulfBreeze · 35 replies · 908+ views
    Breaking ^ | 01/02/2007 - 15:08:00 (as noted on site) | The Associated Press Calls for 'punitive' US sanctions against China US lawmakers called for legislative action today to address a huge trade imbalance with China, reflecting what they described as a growing impatience among US citizens with Beijing’s economic policies. At a congressional advisory panel, lawmakers also complained of massive Chinese counterfeiting of copyrighted goods that they said hurt American manufacturers. The focus, however, was a soaring US trade deficit with China. “It is dangerous for our national security. It is dangerous for our economy and we need to do something about it,” Democratic Senator Ben Cardin told the US-China Economic...
  • The Rising Sea Dragon in Asia - 2006 Update

    09/01/2006 6:36:27 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 78 replies · 1,223+ views
    The Rising Sea Dragon in Asia Web Site ^ | September 1, 2006 | Jeff Head
    The Rising Sea Dragon in Asia 2006 Update I have been keeping a major web site up regarding the growth of the Chinese NAvy for the last four years. This is the 2006 Update. Throughout 2005 and 2006 the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has continued its unprecedented modernization and buildup, working on and procuring twelve seperate classes of major combatants. Increasing numbers of new guided missile destroyers, guided missile frigates, fast attack craft, very modern and quiet diesel/electric attack submarines, nuclear attack submarines, nuclear ballistic missile submarines, logisitic support craft, amphibious assault craft, and the infrastructure and aircraft...
  • U.S. May Alter Tech-Export Rules For Chinese Trade

    05/23/2006 3:50:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 402+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 23, 2006 | Andrew Batson
    BEIJING -- The U.S. will soon propose changes to its security controls on the export of high-technology products to China as the administration rethinks its approach to the system, according to a top U.S. trade official. The export controls are designed to monitor trade in "dual-use" goods, or products that can have civilian and military uses. The designation covers a widening range of technology products as a result of the growing role of information and communication systems in modern warfare. Balancing security and business concerns is difficult for U.S. policy makers. The widening trade deficit with China has increased the...
  • Site launches 'Chinese Wikipedia' (Heavily censored of course)

    05/11/2006 8:04:48 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 4 replies · 331+ views
    BBC ^ | May 11, 2006 | Staff
    China's leading web search company has launched an online, user-generated encyclopedia modelled on the US-based Wikipedia, which is blocked by Beijing. The new service from, Baidupedia, is heavily self-censored to avoid offending the Chinese government. Wikipedia had become increasingly popular in China until blocked in 2005. China has strict laws on internet use and blocks content it deems a threat, including references to the Tiananmen Square massacre and notable dissidents.
  • Heckler prompts Bush apology

    04/20/2006 4:43:09 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 410 replies · 6,837+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 21 April 2006
    A HECKLER from the Falun Gong spiritual movement, who entered White House grounds as a reporter, interrupted a formal arrival ceremony for Chinese President Hu Jintao today, prompting President George W. Bush to apologise to his guest. After being welcomed by Mr Bush, the Chinese president was just beginning his response when a woman, who had been allowed into the press section, started shouting. She was escorted away by a uniformed US guard. "President Hu, your days are numbered. President Bush, make him stop persecuting Falun Gong," the woman yelled. US officials later identified her as Wang Wenyi, 47, a...
  • America in the eyes of Chinese people (Official Chinese paper)

    04/20/2006 12:23:20 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 32 replies · 1,707+ views
    People's Daily Online ^ | April 20 | Staff
    How the ordinary Chinese people see America? Upon the occasion that Chinese President Hu Jintao is in America for a state visit, People's Daily has interviewed some Chinese citizens on their impression on the United States.
  • How biography of Mao offers insight into Bush

    01/22/2006 6:37:53 PM PST · by Jenny Hatch · 51 replies · 2,648+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2006 | Elisabeth Bumiller
    When President George W. Bush met with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany in the Oval Office this month, the talk turned to Merkel's childhood under Communism, then wandered into the subject of Bush's latest bedtime reading: "Mao: The Unknown Story," an 814-page biography that presents the Chinese dictator as another Hitler or Stalin. Participants in the meeting say that Bush spoke glowingly of the book, a 10-year project by Jung Chang, the author of the hugely successful memoir "Wild Swans," which has sold 10 million copies worldwide, and her husband, John Halliday, a British historian. "Mao" has been at the...
  • One China, One Taiwan (Bush's democracy-promotion doctrine doesn't square with his China policy)

    12/10/2005 3:55:00 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 427+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 19, 2005 | Ellen Bork
    DURING HIS RECENT TRIP TO Japan, South Korea, China, and Mongolia, President Bush extolled the region's wave of democratization as "one of the greatest stories in human history" and lamented the holdouts who are "out of step with their neighbors and isolated from the world." The president also made it clear that democratic Taiwan, though itself isolated internationally, is as important to the United States as Japan and South Korea. He pointedly held Taiwan out to China as an example of a "free and democratic Chinese society."Such praise of Taiwan--delivered in Kyoto shortly before the president arrived in Beijing--contrasts sharply...
  • China Preparing For War And Few Notice

    09/25/2005 3:11:54 PM PDT · by voteconstitutionparty · 37 replies · 1,615+ views
    Constitution Party News ^ | 09/23/2005 | Chuck Baldwin
    09/23/2005 China Preparing For War And Few Notice by By Chuck Baldwin Constitution Party 2004 Vice-Presidential Candidate Ever since President Richard Nixon entered into détente with the communist regime in China, America has doggedly assisted in the commercial and military buildup of the Marxist nation. Both Republican and Democratic administrations have mollycoddled the Red Chinese to the point that now they have grown big enough to cause serious concern. Both Bill Clinton and G.W. Bush have facilitated the transfers of billions of dollars of commercial assistance to Red China, not to mention vast amounts of technology which China has used...
  • Chinese media resisting party control

    08/26/2005 11:38:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 372+ views
    CSM on Yahoo ^ | 8/26/05 | Robert Marquand
    BEIJING - A rare protest by Chinese journalists at a leading national newspaper offers a window into the intensifying severity of information control in China and the sometimes sophisticated resistance to it by Chinese journalists. A frank 19-page letter by Li Datong, a senior editor at China Youth Daily, details a struggle between the news staff and senior party officials over policies that the journalists say would encourage propaganda. The paper has been seen as a progressive organ within Communist Party media, tackling stories on corruption. Mr. Li's letter, leaked Aug. 17, took issue with a new "appraisal system" introduced...
  • Beijing may build carrier

    06/17/2005 1:25:37 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 23 replies · 947+ views
    The Standard (China) ^ | June 17, 2005
    China is considering building an aircraft carrier, said a vice minister in charge of national defense, while emphasizing the country's only military interest is defense. "China's focus is on a peaceful rise,'' said Zhang Guangqin, vice minister of the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. "Our national defense policy is only to protect China's maritime territories. However, relevant government agencies are looking into this matter of building an aircraft carrier.'' Getting advanced technology to upgrade its defense industry is a national priority for China, which announced Tuesday it will ask the European Union to reconsider its decision...
  • China defector says would rather die than go home

    06/09/2005 2:28:18 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 13 replies · 692+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 9, 2005 | Michelle Nichols
    CANBERRA (Reuters) - A Chinese diplomat pleading for political asylum in Australia has said he would rather die than go home, as Prime Minister John Howard tried on Thursday to calm concerns the asylum bid may harm Sino-Australian relations. Howard said an application for political asylum by Chen Yonglin, a 37-year-old political affairs consul at China's Sydney consulate, would not be influenced by Australia's booming trade and economic ties with China. "Let me simply say that, just as in relation to the U.S., we have steadfastly refused to mix trade with politics and strategy and national security. So it is...
  • China defector in Australia contacts U.S. mission

    06/07/2005 1:37:14 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 307+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 7, 2005 | Michelle Nichols
    CANBERRA (Reuters) - A Chinese diplomat who has sought political asylum in Australia and claims spies are hunting him for aiding pro-democracy groups has contacted a U.S. consulate about his situation, an official said on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the U.S. embassy told Reuters that Chen Yonglin, a 37-year-old political affairs consul at China's consulate in Sydney, had contacted a U.S. consulate in Australia about his situation, but was unable to comment further. Local media reported on Tuesday that Chen had asked if he could defect to the United States. Chen, who has worked in Sydney for the past four...
  • Rumsfeld warns China on lack of democracy

    06/03/2005 9:31:36 AM PDT · by XR7 · 114 replies · 1,382+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/3/05 | Carol Giacomo
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned on Friday that China's failure to match economic freedoms with democratic reforms could raise tensions and undermine its growing influence in the world. On way to a regional security conference that is expected to focus on China and North Korea, Rumsfeld drew a stark contrast between China and India, the world's largest democracy, which America is courting as a counter-weight to the communist nation. "We anticipate that the relationship with India will continue to be strengthened. With respect to China, it's not completely clear which way they are going because you have...
  • Zimbabwe's New Colonialists(Mugabe begins selling off his country to curry favor with the Chinese)

    05/25/2005 7:31:29 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 22 replies · 787+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 25, 2005 | Roger Bate
    Harare PARAMILITARY UNITS armed with batons, riot shields, and tear gas patrolled main roads in Zimbabwe's capital last weekend as police warned they would not tolerate protests against their crackdown on street trading--the only livelihood for thousands of poor township dwellers.The police, under direct orders from Didymus Mutasa, the head of the secret police (Zimbabwe's Central Intelligence Organization), have brutally removed any competition to Chinese traders whose shops have sprung up around the capital over the past few years. Mutasa said law and order had to be preserved and Harare's Police Chief, Superintendent Oliver Mandipaka, said 9,653 people were arrested...
  • China Warrants an Arms Embargo

    03/28/2005 1:30:38 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 20 replies · 627+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 28, 2005 | Masthead Editorial
    t is hard to imagine what China's leaders figured they had to gain by pushing through a law authorizing an attack on Taiwan if it moves toward formal independence. Beijing has been threatening such an attack for years, and the Communist Party's all-powerful leaders hardly need to get their toothless legislature's permission if they ever decide to plunge ahead with such lunacy.But it is easy enough to see what damage this gambit has already done to China's international reputation and objectives. By reminding the world that Beijing seriously thinks about launching a shooting war across the Taiwan Strait that could...
  • Beijing Winter (The Chinese government goes after cyber-dissidents and journalists)

    02/07/2005 1:56:41 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 7 replies · 473+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 14/ February 21, 2005 | Jennifer Chou
    FOR TWELVE DAYS FOLLOWING THE death of former Chinese leader Zhao Ziyang, China's television and radio remained silent about his passing. A handful of newspapers mentioned it, in a government-approved two-sentence statement buried on inside pages. On the day of the cremation, January 29, China Central Television finally reported that Zhao had died.The Internet and foreign broadcasts are another story. They conveyed the news of Zhao's death within hours. China-based Internet bulletin boards filled with condolences and eulogies--soon removed by vigilant censors. Despite intensified government jamming, some foreign radio broadcasts got through.Zhao's views were very much out of favor with...
  • China sends riot police to Haiti

    10/17/2004 1:53:14 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 31 replies · 630+ views
    China Daily ^ | October 16, 2004
    Ninety-five Chinese riot police, including 13 women, left Beijing for Haiti on Sunday, the first Chinese troops to be deployed to the Western Hemisphere.   Chinese peacekeepers wave goodbye as they leave Beijing for Haiti on Sunday, October 17, 2004 on a six-month UN mission. They will join another 30-member team which left one month ago. [Xinhua] A small advance team left China last month. "This is a very hard task but we are full of confidence to succeed in this mission," one woman officer told state television. The force has spent three months training and passed exams administered by the...
  • The U.S./Mexican Border Hash Become a Sieve of Death

    08/04/2004 7:22:40 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 30 replies · 1,750+ views
    Illegals Face a Gauntlet of Doom: The Border Patrol Faces Dopers, Terrorists, and the Desperate Victims of Coyotes. The 2,100 mile southern border of the U.S., with its treacherous mountain ranges, canyons, rivers and deserts, has become an uncontrollable stretch of violence, death, rape and exploitation. Over a decade ago, SOF rode with Border Patrol Agents in Arizona when the situation already seemed out of hand. One of those agents, now retired, recently contacted SOF with a disturbing and frustrated update, reflecting the deterioration of the Mexico-United States border. "In my career, spanning three decades, many of my friends and...
  • Remember China?

    06/18/2004 7:07:11 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 7 replies · 183+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 17, 2004 | Christian Lowe
    While the war on terror rages, a new report reminds us that China's ascent to great power status continues apace.WHILE ALL EYES are focused on enemies who present clear and present dangers, such as those in Iraq, Afghanistan, and North Korea, another country whose military was a chief concern during the '90s has faded to the background.A recently released Pentagon report provides a stark reminder that America needs to keep an eye on developments in the far east. Though few in the news media paid heed to the 2004 report on Chinese military power, it offers an enlightening glimpse into...
  • `One China' review under way

    06/16/2004 9:04:49 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 229+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | June 17, 2004 | Charles Snyder
    RE-EXAMINATION: An academic at the Heritage Foundation says the US is studying the longstanding policy with an eye to debunking the myth that Taiwan is part of China By Charles Snyder STAFF REPORTER IN WASHINGTON Thursday, Jun 17, 2004,Page 1 The Bush administration is already conducting a secret review of its "one China" policy, although the review is fairly narrow and technical and will not necessarily result in a decision to support Taiwan's independence, a leading Washington Taiwan specialist says. John Tkacik, an academic at the Heritage Foundation, told the Taipei Times that the review aims to debunk the myth...
  • Backtracking on Proliferation?

    05/26/2004 1:45:09 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 153+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | May 26, 2004 | Gary Schmitt
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERS FROM: GARY SCHMITT SUBJECT: Backtracking on Proliferation? The People’s Republic of China is lobbying to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), a group of 40 nations that, according to the NSG’s guidelines, seek to “ensure that nuclear trade for peaceful purposes does not contribute to the proliferation of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.” The Bush Administration is supporting Beijing’s membership in the NSG because, as a State Department spokesman explained, China is “a significant nuclear supplier, [has] a good enough non-proliferation record, and [has] made significant improvements in export controls on nuclear and dual-use...
  • Chen's Balancing Act

    05/23/2004 2:54:01 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 220+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 31, 2004 | Ellen Bork
    Democratic Taiwan fends off Beijing and placates Washington.TaipeiON THURSDAY, Taiwan's president Chen Shui-bian delivered his much anticipated second inaugural address to an audience of 200,000 huddled against the rain on the grounds of the presidential palace. The speech capped months of tension between Washington and Taipei and Beijing. For nearly a year, Beijing's relentless demands that Washington abandon Taiwan had dominated U.S.-China relations, spilling over into other issues like efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear threat and Beijing's subversion of democracy in Hong Kong. China even scored an American rebuke of President Chen in the midst of his presidential election...
  • China Rebukes U.S. Human Rights Record

    03/01/2004 7:33:27 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 10 replies · 161+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 3-1-04
    <p>BEIJING — Beijing issued a stinging report Monday blasting blasted the United States for what it termed government crimes and racism at home and "military aggression around the world."</p> <p>Responding to U.S. criticism of China's human rights record (search), the 61-page document complained that Washington "acted as 'the world human rights police"' and distorted conditions in its annual State Department world survey of human rights issued last week.</p>
  • China's Catholics: Far from Rome

    12/23/2003 11:02:49 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 7 replies · 167+ views
    The BBC ^ | December 24, 2003 | Holly Williams
    At dawn in the Dengchi Valley, deep in the wild mountains of south-west China, local farmers have already been walking for hours through the darkness, bundled up in padded cotton jackets and woollen caps. They have come to meet at the Dengchi Valley Cathedral, an old wooden church built over 150 years ago by French Jesuit missionaries in the province of Sichuan, and home to a flock of more than 1000 Chinese Catholics. Father Benedict Yang is the cathedral's energetic young priest. He has just graduated from a seminary in the city, where he learnt what would shock Catholics in...
  • U.S.-China-Taiwan Policy

    12/10/2003 3:30:59 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 150+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | December 9, 2003 | William Kristol, Robert Kagan, & Gary Schmitt
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERS FROM: WILLIAM KRISTOL, ROBERT KAGAN & GARY SCHMITT SUBJECT: U.S.-China-Taiwan Policy U.S.-China-Taiwan policy contains a host of formulations, complications, and nuances, all of which (at least most of which!) we are happy to discuss. But let’s not lose sight of the forest for the trees. Here is what has happened over the last month: The government of Taiwan proceeded about its democratic business in a legal and appropriate manner that threatened no one. The government of China decided to throw a fit to see if it could take advantage of U.S. preoccupation with Iraq and North...
  • China PM warns Taiwan over vote

    12/07/2003 9:35:24 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 14 replies · 173+ views
    The BBC ^ | December 8, 2003
    Wen will also seek to defuse tensions over trade The Chinese prime minister has again warned Taiwan not to use democratic aspirations as a cover for separatism. Wen Jiabao was speaking after talks with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan at the start of a visit to the US. Mr Wen, who is due to see President Bush on Tuesday, wants an unequivocal statement from the US of its opposition to Taiwanese independence. The trip comes at an awkward time in Sino-US relations, with not only Taiwan but trade and North Korea key issues. Provocative The BBC's Adam Brooks in...
  • Beijing Warns That Taiwan Referendum Could Lead to War

    12/03/2003 2:33:01 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 24 replies · 119+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 3, 2003 | Joseph Khan
    BEIJING, Dec. 3 — Chinese military officers said today that Taiwan's leadership had pushed the island toward the "abyss of war" with its independence drive, making clear that China would consider a popular vote on Taiwan's political status as cause for war. In lengthy interviews carried prominently by the official New China News Agency and other news outlets, the military officials also said that China would prevent Taiwan from formally declaring independence even if that meant pushing the mainland economy into a recession or destroying its plans to be host to the 2008 Olympics. Advertisement "Chen has reached the mainland's...
  • U.S. firm supplies Communist Party paper

    10/17/2003 12:19:18 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 206+ views ^ | Friday, October 17, 2003
    A suburban Seattle printing-press signed an $11 million deal with China's Communist Party organ, the People's Daily newspaper. The agreement was touted by Washington governor Gary Locke, who spoke to reporters via teleconference from Beijing Monday where he was concluding his third trade trip to China since 1997, reported the Olympian newspaper in the state's capital. Banner from China's People's Daily newspaper online, English edition The trip yielded potential deals for more export of Washington potatoes and Boeing airplanes, but the biggest catch was WebPress Corp.'s agreement with China's most-read newspaper to sell printing materials. Greg Palmer, president of the...
  • Iran Urges Chinese Intervention in ME Conflict

    04/21/2002 5:11:32 AM PDT · by tomahawk · 4 replies · 164+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/21/02 | Ali Akbar Dareini
    Iran Urges Chinese Intervention in ME Conflict By Ali Akbar Dareini, The Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran - President Mohammad Khatami urged his Chinese counterpart, Jiang Zemin, to intervene in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Saturday and stop the "crimes," Iranian state radio reported. The appeal came during Khatami's meeting with Jiang, who is making the first visit to Iran by a Chinese head of state since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. "A tragedy is taking place in the occupied (Palestinian) territories," Tehran radio quoted Khatami as saying about Israel's military offensive on the West Bank. "China ... can play a leading role...