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  • 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 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