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Cablegate: China: 1994 Annual Terrorism Report

R 180314Z NOV 94
FM AMEMBASSY BEIJING
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 4827

UNCLAS BEIJING 051121


S/CT FOR REAP

E.O. 12356: N/A
TAGS: PTER CH
SUBJECT: CHINA: 1994 ANNUAL TERRORISM REPORT

REF: STATE 286744

1. RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS RAISED REFTEL FOLLOW:

A. POST HAS NO RECORD OF ANY CHINESE GOVERNMENT
PROSECUTIONS INVOLVING INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM DURING
THE PAST YEAR. ONE REPORTED SIGNIFICANT ACT OF
BLOODSHED DURING THE PAST YEAR OCCURED IN BEIJING IN
SEPTEMBER, WHEN A LONE CHINESE MILITARY OFFICER WENT
ON A SHOOTING RAMPAGE, WOUNDING OR KILLING SEVERAL
PEOPLE, INCLUDING A FOREIGN DIPLOMAT AND FAMILY
MEMBERS. HOWEVER, ALTHOUGH NUMEROUS PEOPLE WERE
KILLED OR WOUNDED, THE ACT WAS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT
CAUSED BY ONE INDIVIDUAL, AND NOT AN ACT OF
TERRORISM. THERE HAS NO RELATED PROSECUTION IN THE
CASE, BECAUSE THE GUNMAN HAS KILLED IN A SHOOTOUT
WITH POLICE.

B. POST HAS NO RECORD OF ANY EXTRADITIONS OR
ATTEMPTED EXTRADITIONS OF SUSPECTED TERRORISTS BY THE
PRC DURING THE PAST YEAR.

C. THE U.S. DOES NOT HAVE AN EXTRADITION TREATY WITH
THE PRC, BUT IN THE PAST CHINA HAS TRANSFERRED
CRIMINALS TO COUNTRIES WITH WHICH IT DOES NOT HAVE AN
EXTRADITION TREATY.

D. RESPONSES OTHER THAN PROSECUTION: THE CHINESE
OFFICIAL POSITION IS THAT THE PRC GOVERNMENT IS
OPPOSED TO ALL FORMS OF TERRORISM, AND DOES NOT
SUPPORT OR HARBOR TERRORISTS.

E. WE ARE NOT AWARE OF PRC PARTICIPATION IN MAJOR
COUNTERTERRORISM EFFORTS.

F. THE PRC PUBLICLY OPPOSES TERRORISM. THE EMBASSY
HAS NO RECORD OF PRC SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL
TERRORISM. THERE IS A PLO MISSION IN BEIJING.

G. THERE HAVE BEEN NO CHINESE STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT
FOR A TERRORIST-SUPPORTING COUNTRY ON A TERRORISM
ISSUE.

H. THERE HAS BEEN NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN THE PRC'S
ATTITUDE TOWARD TERRORISM OVER THE COURSE OF THE PAST
YEAR.


BOY

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