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A Startling Memo

On Jan. 15, 1996, Xue Haipei, an executive at the Council on U.S.-China Affairs faxed John Huang a copy of a memo the council sent to ''The China Working Group'' at Boeing. The memo detailed the council's plans to promote China's cause to legislators and the American public. Here are a few excerpts:

From the cover sheet to John Huang:
''John: A Good Happy New Year! What follows is an update on strategies and programs I drafted for discussion with our partners, like Boeing in this case, and the Embassy [illegible]...''

From the summary of the memo to Boeing:
''As Boeing is successfully building its jet 777 for the 21st century, so we hope that Boeing will work equally successfully to build a U.S.-China relationship for the 21st century.''

From the section titled ''Building Bridges:''''These are ... visits the Council is planning to arrange in 1996: a. 2-3 Congressional delegations to China (all expenses incurred while in China will be paid by the Council's China partners)...''

DATA: BUSINESS WEEK


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