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China Raises Objections to U.S. Missile-Defense Plans

China's top arms control official is quoted in the official press as opposing President Bush's move to launch a U.S. missile-defense network in 2004. China is afraid the missile shield will be used to protect rival Taiwan. NPR's Rob Gifford reports.

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Rob Gifford
Rob Gifford is the NPR foreign correspondent based in Shanghai.