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  • China’s powerful military establishment weighed in to the crisis over 24 detained U.S. air crew on Sunday by vowingthat the United States would not be allowed to escape responsibility for the spy plane incident.
    Apr 09, 2001 | Story
  • "Sometimes I get up in the morning and wonder who we’re going to offend today," said a Senior Diplomat from the USState Department in an Agence France Presse article yesterday.
    Apr 05, 2001 | Story
  • Congress is scheduled to vote tomorrow on whether to grant permanent normal trading relations to China. President Clinton has called the pact essential on moral, economic and national security grounds.
    May 23, 2000 | 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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