Most China-related portions of the 1991 CINCPAC history remain classified, but U.S.-China relations appeared to continue at their low level from the late-1980s. CINCPAC’s Pacific Command Strategic included the following objectives for Northeast Asia with specific relevance for China:
- Maintain open channels with China to allow for renewal of a military relationship as political climate allowed; and
- Maintain the current level of unofficial contact with Taiwan.
China did not conduct full-scale nuclear test explosions in 1991.
All tables relating to the details of Chinese nuclear force developments were withheld in error by the CINCPAC FOIA office. A new request for those pages is currently under review and will be made available when released. Selected pages of the remaining China-related sections from the 1991 CINCPAC history are provided below:
Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command, “CINCPAC Command History 1991,” October 30, 1992, Volume 1. Only selected pages. Partially declassified and released under FOIA. (0.18 MB)