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  • President Clinton yesterday began a campaign to renew most favored
    nation trade status with China. The move comes as no surprise
    following yet another lobbying blitz of what is now referred to as
    the China lobby — major corporations like Boeing, Coca-Cola and
    Motorola.

    But most favored nation trade status must be approved by Congress
    and opponents of the measure have vowed a tough fight. Human rights
    groups say that the Clinton administration...

    May 20, 1997 | Story
  • President Jiang Zemin of China arrived in Hawaii yesterday, making him the first Chinese leader to visit the United States in 12 years. Billed as a major milestone in US-China relations, the week-long trip is particularly aimed at building business ties between the two superpowers. Indeed, President Jiang Zemin’s trip — if nothing else — is testimony to thegrowing clout of the China lobby — those businesses, like...
    Oct 27, 1997 | Story
  • President Jiang Zemin of China visits Virginia today, just one-step ahead of the summit talks and state dinner slated for Washington tomorrow. The Chinese president will not be getting a warm welcome from human rights activists. They will be holding protest rallies condemning China’s human rights record and in particular the bloody 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square.
    Oct 28, 1997 | Story
  • 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.
    Oct 29, 1997 | Story
  • 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.
    Oct 29, 1997 | Story
  • One of the most crucial motivations behind Chinese President Jiang Zemin’strip to the United States has been to win Washington’s approval to join theWorld Trade Organization or WTO. Beijing is arguing that it needs more timeto reduce tariffs and open its markets to foreign companies. We look atthe WTO and why it is so important in the world today?
    Oct 30, 1997 | Story
  • With the pageantry of thundering drums and clanging gongs, President Clinton was welcomed to China tonight, the first American President to visit the country in nearly a decade. He rebuked critics in Washington who have attacked his policy of engagement with Beijing.
    Jun 26, 1998 | Story
  • 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.
    Jun 30, 1998 | Story
  • Levi Strauss and Company’s announcement April 8 that it would resume production in China sent shock waves through the human and labor rights communities, raising serious concerns about the company’s integrity. With great fanfare Levi’s pulled out of China in 1993 because, in their words, it could not ensure that its employees, or those working on its behalf, would not be subjected to human rights violations.
    Jun 30, 1998 | Story
  • Thousands of labor activists are rallying today in Washington to oppose the Clinton administration’s attempts to grant China permanent status as most favored nation, a move that would grant the country permanent trade privileges.
    Apr 12, 2000 | Story