BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : MAY 24, 1999 ISSUE
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U.S.-China Relations: The Highs and the Lows


JANUARY, 1992
Deng Xiaoping tours southern China; triggers U.S. investment boom on mainland.

JULY, 1992
Presidential candidate Bill Clinton lambastes ''the tyrants of Beijing.''

SEPTEMBER, 1993
China loses bid to host 2000 Olympics: Blames U.S. Congress.

JUNE, 1995
China feels betrayed when Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui visits the U.S.

MARCH, 1996
Military tensions: China test-fires missiles in Taiwan Straits. U.S. sends in carrier group.

SPRING, 1997
Chinagate: Allegations surface of Chinese contributions to Clinton's campaign coffers.

OCTOBER, 1997
President Jiang Zemin's makes successful trip to the U.S. The U.S. lifts Tiananmen-related sanctions and establishes links with Chinese military.

APRIL, 1998
The ''Beijing Spring''; dissidents are released and greater freedoms allowed.

JUNE, 1998
Clinton visits China, signals support for Beijing's Taiwan policy.

DECEMBER, 1998
Beijing cracks down on dissent again.

JANUARY, 1999
New allegations of Chinese theft of U.S. military secrets.

APRIL, 1999
Premier Zhu Rongji fails to secure a deal on WTO membership during U.S. visit.

MAY, 1999
U.S. bombs China's Belgrade embassy. Protests sweep China. Beijing breaks off military contact.


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