Clinton Gets Down to Business in China

June 30, 1998


President Clinton arrived in Shanghai today, shifting the focus of his China trip to business. Chinese and U.S. government and company representatives have signed $1.1 billion in business deals. The biggest consists of 10 new orders for Boeing jets.

Also, Clinton’s China visit and the 1998 World Cup are connected. A Chinese dissident says he was forced to make Adidas soccer balls for the World Cup in a prison labor camp in China.


  • Bao Ge, a journalist with the Beijing Spring Monthly, a Taiwanese supported pro-democracy publication.
  • Ye Ning, an attorney representing Bao Ge. He is with the law firm of Hemenway and Associates based in Washington, D.C.