Wednesday, October 29, 1997

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  • China and Nuclear Power

    China President Jiang Zemin heads to the White House today to meet with President Clinton and attend a state dinner later tonight. Near the top of the agenda at today’s summit will be a nuclear co-operation deal that would end a 12-year-old ban on US nuclear technology sales to Beijing.

  • China, Immigration and Globalization

    The Chinese government last month announced a massive program of privatizing state-run companies, a move widely applauded in the United States. The initiative is just the latest in a series of pro-business reforms that the Communist Party has been taking over the last fifteen years.

  • Working Assets and Free Phone Calls

    We often give out a lot of phone numbers on Democracy Now. Usually they’renot free. But today is an exception. Working Assets, the long distance andcredit card company based in San Francisco, is offering a toll-free numberstraight to the White House to help give President Clinton some backbone.

  • Ellen and Gay Media

    Tonight the ABC sitcom Ellen will carry a parental advisory because thelead character in the popular show is beginning to develop a lesbianrelationship. Ellen DeGeneres the lead actress in the series has threatenedto quit if the advisory continues.

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