DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 27, 2004, 11:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
Chinese deputy prime minister, State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan, flew in to Israel secretly Saturday night, December 25. His mission: to recover an unspecified number of Israel-built Harpy unmanned aerial attack vehicles sent back for overhaul or upgrade and held back by Israel at Washington's insistence. No official word has been ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 14, 2002, 5:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
Thursday, November 14, Chinese President Jiang Zemin and five other leaders resigned their posts in a well-choreographed transfer of power to the "fourth generation" of leaders, as the Chinese Communist party Congress drew to a close in Beijing. Prime Minister Zhu Rongji and Party Number Two Li Peng also stepped ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 29, 2002, 5:10 PM (GMT+02:00)
A 33-year old Chinese software engineer, Zhu Rong Gong, has duplicated the secret fire-control software and systems integration for Russia's Su-27 series of aircraft, giving his country's drive towards the fully autonomous production of this potent weapon a sharp spurt.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 28, 2002, 5:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Nepal, beloved of mountaineers and backpacking trekkers, is in the grip of an intense government crisis precipitated by a long-running, bloody Maoist insurgency.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 25, 2002, 5:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
US President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin began their four-day summit at the Kremlin on a high note Friday, May 24, with the ceremonial signing of a reciprocal nuclear reduction pact. However, stormy waters lie ahead of the two leaders as they move to St. Petersburg, Saturday, ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 23, 2002, 5:03 PM (GMT+02:00)
The first dust storm to hit Beijing this year blanketed a vast area from Gansu province to the eastern seaboard, spanning nearly 1,000 miles. In some parts of Gansu, visibility was down to zero. The little bit of rain that fell on the Chinese capital, an unusual phenomenon in itself, ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 17, 2001, 4:57 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile was the first publication to reveal that China had sent thousands of armed men into Afghanistan in support of Osama bin Laden and the Taliban. Our first story came out on October 6, 2001, one day before the US went to war in Afghanistan.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 14, 2001, 4:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
Tuesday night, the Northern Alliance was forced to detach contingents from Kabul which its forces captured earlier in the day, and return them to the northern battle arenas of Konduz and Khanabad, a scant twenty four hours after those towns were said to have fallen.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2001, 4:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile has learned from military sources in Dushanbe and Bishbek, capitals of Tajikistan and the Kyrgizstan respectively, that at least 15 Chinese fighting men on the side of the Taliban, were killed in last week's US bombing over Kahandar and in a separate incident on the ground. This ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 6, 2001, 4:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
Before even the launching of the major US military offensive in Afghanistan, long Chinese convoys were carrying armed Chinese Muslim servicemen through northwest China into Afghanistan, according to debkafile's intelligence experts.