EXECUTIVE_ _SUMMARY GENERAL ((HUAI)) GUOMO COSTIND DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL HUAI IS A CAREER ADMINISTRATOR IN CHINA'S DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX. HE HAS A LONG BACKGROUND ON COOPERATION WITH THE U.S. AND IS A KEY FIGURE IN CHINA'S DEFENSE CONVERSION EFFORTS. GENERAL HUAI HAS BEEN COSTIND DEPUTY DIRECTOR SINCE APR 1988. BORN IN ZHEJIANG IN 1932, GENERAL HUAI GRADUATED FROM SHANGHAI'S JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY IN 1952. HE JOINED THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY IN 1953. UPON GRADUATION, HUAI BEGAN HIS CAREER AS SECRETARY OF THE STEEL BUREAU, MINISTRY OF METALLURGICAL INDUSTRY. HE LATER SERVED AS A TECHNICIAN OF A CHEMICAL FACTORY IN NANJING. HE THEN BECAME INVOLVED IN THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY, JOINING THE SECOND MINISTRY OF MACHINE BUILDING INDUSTRY AS AN ENGINEER OF ITS PLANNING BUREAU. HE NEXT ENTERED THE STATE COUNCIL'S NATIONAL DEFENSE INDUSTRIES OFFICE (NDIO) AS A STAFF OFFICER OF THE SECOND BUREAU, DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR OF THE SECOND DIVISION, AND DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR OF THE PRODUCTION BUREAU. IN 1982 THE NDIO WAS MERGED WITH THE NATIONAL DEFENSE SCIENCE AMD TECHNOLOGY COMMISSION TO FORM THE PRESENT-DAY COSTIND, GENERAL HUAI BECAME DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND THEN DIRECTOR OF COSTIND'S DEPARTMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, IN CHARGE OF BOTH BUDGET AND PLANNTNG. GENERAL HUAI WAS PROMOTED TO COSTIND DEPUTY DIRECTOR IN SPRING 1988 AND WAS MADE A MAJOR GENERAL IN THE FALL. GENERAL HUAI SEEMS TO BE AN EXPERT ON THE CONVERSION OF MILITARY TO CIVILIAN PRODUCTION. IN AUGUST 1990, HE ATTENDED A U.N. MEETING ON THE SUBJECT HELD IN MOSCOW. IN OCTOBER 1991 HE WAS IDENTIFIED AS HONORARY PRESIDENT OF THE CHINA ASSOCIATION FOR PEACEFUL USE OF MTLITARY INDUSTRTAL TECENOLOGIES. IN FEBRUARY 1992, HE HEADED A DELEGATION TO GERMANY TO ATTEND/ANOTHER U.N.-SPONSORED CONFERENCE ON MILITARY TECHNOLOGY FOR CIVILIAN USE, HE HAS ALSO PUBLISHED ARTICLES AND SPOKEN ON THE SUBJECT. GENERAL HUAI'S PREVIOUS MEETINGS WITH U.S. VISITORS IN THE POST TIANANMEN PERIOD INCLUDE ASSISTANT DEFENSE SECRETARY FREEMAN IN NOV 1993 AND DEPUTY DEFENSE SECRETARY WISNER IN MAR 1994. BEFORE TIANANMEN, LTG HUAI WAS DEEPLY INVOLVED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE U-S.-PRC TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION RELATIONSHIP DURING THE 1984-88 TIME FRAME. AS PLANNING DIRECTOR, HE TRAVELED TO THE U.S. AND HOSTED U.S. MILITARY DELEGATIONS WORKING THE AREA OF QUALITY ASSURANCE AMONG OTHER ISSUES. HE IMPRESSED U.S. COUNTERPARTS AS COMPETENT, PROFESSIONAL AS WELL AS A CORDIAL INDIVIDUAL TO WORK WITH.
The following individuals will be visiting Washington, D.C., 26-19 March 1995 as part of the Sino-U.S. Joint Defense Conversion Commission/Chinese Air Traffic Control/Aviation Delegation Visit to U.S. 14-29 March 1995: LTG Huai Guomo, Vice Minister, State Commission for Science, Technology & Industry for National Defense (COSTIND) MG Deng Yousheng, Director of Foreign Affairs Bureau (FAB), COSTIND Mr Cheng Dedi, State Planning Commission Lt Col Wang Feng, COSTIND Central Office, Special Assistant to LTG Huai Maj Feng Hui, Staff Officer, COSTIND Foreign Affairs Bureau Mr Liu luhong, COSTIND Planning Commission
THE CHINA DESK OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS) ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS ROOM 4C840, THE PENTAGON, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20310-2400 OFC: (703)697-7757 AV 227-7757 FAX: (703) 695-8222 AV 225-8222 NUMBER OF PAGES (INCLUDING COVER) 3 DATE October 4, 1995 FROM Don Rogers OFFICE TELEPHONE (703) 697-3027 TO Ms. Terri Dawson OFFICE DOC/BXA OFFICE TELEPHONE (202) 482-1455 FAX NUMBER (202) 482-2387 REMARKS: Terri: Attached is the text of the Perry letter to Ding. Thanks, Don
General Ding Henggao Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense People's Republic of China Dear General Ding: On behalf of the United States Department of Defense, I extend my regards to the officers and soldiers of the People's Liberation Army's Commission on Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense on the 46th Anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Advancing the military relationship between our two nations remains an objective which we agree serves the long-term interests of peace and stability the Asia-Pacific Region. In this regard, I am hopeful in the months ahead we will move forward in the important area of defense conversion cooperation. We have already made significant progress on our Sino-American Joint Defense Conversion Commission work plan. I believe we must now concentrate on sustaining the momentum achieved to date. Let me briefly review the status of our Joint Commission's projects. As you know, together with the United States Department of Commerce, we have published the China Defense Industry Directory and U.S. Industry Directory. In the area of air traffic control, we have accomplished Step 5 of the Eight-Point Air Traffic Control Initiative, and are prepared to carry out Step 6 by sending a delegation to China at any mutually agreed upon time in the future. Upon completion of Step 6, we would welcome a combined civil-military air traffic control delegation from China to the United States which will mark Step 7 of the Eight Point Plan. We have also responded positively to your list of 49 defense conversion projects for potential cooperation with U.S. industry. Beyond publication of the China Defense Industry Directory, we are making arrangement for the visit of a delegation of Chinese Defense managers to the United States in the near future. This group will be hosted by the Department of Dfense and Commerce, as well as by U.S. industries. At the same time, we are exploring the possiblity of providing assistance in facilitating intern program for defense conversion specialists. Lastly, there are arrangements being made by our Department of Commerce and your Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation to include defense conversion as a topic for discussion at the upcoming Joint Committee on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) meeting in Beijing next month. From my perspective, it will be very useful to establish informal linkage between the Joing Defense Conversion Commission and the JCTT since on our side the Department of Commerce plays such an active role in bilateral defense conversion activities. Your support would be most appreciated in pursuing this initiative. Clearly, while much has been accomplished, we must renew our efforts if the objectives we established at our Joint Defense Conversion Commission's First Plenary Session in Beijing last October are to be accomplished. I suggest that both sides carefully examine the various ongoing Joint Defense Conversion Commission projects and work together to achieve concrete results. At the point we have achieved sufficient progress, I propose we explore the possibility of convening the Joint Defense Conversion Commission Second Plenary Session in Washington, D.C., hopefully at some time in the coming year. Let me close by again conveying my respects to you on your National Day, and by reiterating my support for our bilateral military relationship, in which defense conversion plays a prominent role. I hope to see you again at the earliest opportunity. Sincerely,
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