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China Topics

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  • 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.
    October 29, 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.
    October 28, 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...
    October 27, 1997 | Story
  • 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