The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 25, 2001 · Page 2
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Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001
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ft2 WEDNESDAY. APRIL 25, 2001 U.S.-TAI1llfAI\l THE SALINA JOURNAL T TAIWAN ARMS SALES Ships boost Taiwan's power Deal doesn't include advanced radar, battle equipment By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Bush's decision to sell destroyers and Submarines to Taiwan will mean a leap ahead for the island's defenses, reflecting the administration's concern China is extending the reach and sophistication of air and naval forces that dwarf Taiwan's. China, which considers Taiwan a breakaway province that must be returned, responded to the American arms deal Tuesday with a formal protest to the State Department. ; Mwan did not get everything it Sought. Defense Department officials met with the Taiwanese to inform them Bush had put off their" request for destroyers equipped with the advanced Aegis; radar and battle manage- rnent; system. China had cau- t^blNA REACTION Weapons for Taiwan The United States wiii seil the foilowing to Taiwan, according to the White House. The saie was spurred, in part, by the 300 Chinese missiles aimed at the disputed isiand across the Taiwan Straits. Four Kidd-ciass destroyers ready by 2003. 12 P-3C Orion aircraft. Eight diesel submarines designed to counter biocl<ades and invasions. Paladin self-propelled artillery system. MH-53E minesweeping helicopters. AAWAI Amphibious Assault Vehicles. MK 48 torpedoes without advanced capabilities. Avenger surface-to-air missile system. Submarine-launched and surface-launched torpedoes. Aircraft survivability equipment. The United States also will give Taiwan a technical briefing on the Patriot anti-missile system the island has been developing. SOURCE: Ck)mpiled from AP wire reports tioned Washington that such a deal would have grave implications. Instead the United States AP offered four older Kidd-class destroyers with less capable radars. Bush said he did not expect the arms deal to cause further damage to U.S.-China relations, which already were strained. "The Chinese must understand that we've got common interests; but there's going to be some areas where we disagree and, evidently, one area where we disagree is whether or not the United States ought to provide defensive arms for Taiwan," Bush said in a Washington Post interview Tuesday "The package we sent is the right package for the moment," Bush added. Reaction on Capitol Hill was mixed. Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, said Bush had made it clear to China the Aegis radar system could be approved for sale to Taiwan later if China did not reduce its ballistic missile force aimed at Taiwan. "The Bush administration has approved the most robust package of defensive weapons approved for Taiwan in over a decade," DeLay said. linajouraal ' • Connecting communities wlihinfiirmatton (USPS 478-060) Published seven days a week, 365 days a year at 333 S. Fourth, p !o. Box 740, Salina, KS 67402, by Salina'Journal Inc. ' Periodical postage paid A Salina, KS Postmaster, send changes address to: . The Salina Journal, P.O. Box 740, Sallna KS 67402-0740 • ADVERTISING: K IM N ORWOOD director, > BUSINESS: J ACKI R YBA , manager, ' • CIRCULATION: D AVID G RAHAM \ a/recWf, giiaham@saffw ; TOMBBLI , eator& publisher, Ibeliesaljoilrnal.cotn DEPARTMENTS • NEWS: S COTT S EIRER •iexecuVva' :• -PRODUCTION: D AVID ArwNisoN , • inattAaeri (laii<lns6@saljburr\ai:cbrri 828-6368 Salina 1-860-827-6368 Kansas SUBSCRIPTIONS E-mall: • NO PAPER?; if your paper doesn't arrive by 6:30 a.m. weekdays or 7 a.m. weekends and holidays; call the number above. In Saiina, if you call by 11 a.m., your paper will be delivered that day. Out-of-town subscribers will receive missed papers the following day. ^ • CIRCUUTION DEPARTMENT HOURS: Open at 5:30 a.m. daily. Closes at 5:30 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. on weekends, 11 a.m. on holidays. . • CARRIER RATES: $15.00 plus tax for one month, $42.19 plus tax for three months. ' • RATES BY MOTOR ROUTE: $15.94 plus tax for one month, $47.82 plus tax for three months.: • RATES BV MAIL (three months): In : Kansas, $45.58 plus tax.for daily paper, $37.12 plus tax for Mondaythrough Saturday, $36.06 plus tax fbi^ Monday through Friday and $20.21 plus lax for Sunday outside Kansas, $54.75 for daily paper, $44.25 for Monday through Saturday, $49.50 for Monday through Friday and $25,95 for. Sunday. China denounces weapons sale U.S., China unwilling to upset annual trade deal worth billions By The Associated Press ; BEIJING — China Tuesday denounced U.S. plans to sell weapons to Taiwan, warning Washington not to further hurt ties, while Taiwanese applauded the move as a signal of the Bush administration's commitment to the island. '. China's Foreign Ministry said it "strongly opposed" the sale of destroyers, submarines and submarine-hunting planes and said it could increase China- Taiwan tensions. "Washington must exercise prudence on the question of arms sales to Taiwan so as not to create new harm for relations," said the ministry spokeswoman, Zhang Qiyue. Still, it was a relatively restrained response from China, possibly reflecting relief that Washington deferred Taiwan's request to buy U.S. destroyers eqiiipped with the high-tech Aegis radar. Both China and the United States are also fearful of jeopardizing their tens of billions of dollars in annual trade. 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Cutting back your advertising puts you at a disadvantage at the very moment when you need an edge. Increasing your newspaper advertising gives you the edge. In times of uncettainty, consumers are a little reluctant to spend. They want to be sure before they buy; they want information. One of the main ways they get information about products, services, prices, and values is from newspaper advertising. Yours-ot somebody else's. Maybe you figured other retailers are going to cut back their advertising, so it's safe for you, too. Right? Wrong. You're in competition for the consumers dollar with every other tetailer in town. If customer's don't spend their discretionary dollars on what you sell, they'll spend them somewhere else. "Slow" times ahead? Perhaps, but there are more Americans working now then ever before. People still need and want goods and services and will spend for them. There is plenty of business out there. Your competitors will be bidding for their share-and yours. You can't do much about most of your fixed costs: rent, labor costs, price of merchandise; but one thing you do control is your own promotion. Remember that advertising is not just a cost of 9. 10. doing business. It's a proven sales tool that returns many times your investment in store traffic and sales. Remember how long it took you to get started? Once you build up a business, you can keep it going with a consistent newspaper advertising program. But if you cut your advertising and lose your hold on the public's awareness, you'll find it's much harder to build it up again. Your advertising is part of your sales force. Ads help to pte-sell the customer and help you close the sale faster. What saves you time saves you money. You say your customers know you and for a while at least they'll keep coming in even if you don't promote? Then remember, one out of five Americans moves every year. So there's a steady flow of your customers out of your market, and a corresponding influx of new folks who don't know you at all. Over any given period, a company that advertises below the industry average has sales that are below the industry average. In plush times, retailers often experiment with other media. But when the going gets tough, they concentrate their promotional efforts in The Salina Journal because it provides an immediate payoff at the cash register. This information came from the Neivspaper Association of America. Salina Journal Connecting communities with information

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