Clinton Trip To China

GUESTS: Winston Lord Former U.S. Ambassador to China (1985-1989) Former Assistant Secretary for East Asia and Pacific Affairs (1993-1997) Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) Chairman, Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights Suisheng Zhao Associate Professor of Government & East Asian Politics, Colby College Author, Power Competition in East Asia: From the Old Chinese World Order to Post-Cold War Regional Multipolarity St. [Martin's Press, 1997] President Clinton is the first US President to set foot on Chinese soil since the bloody 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square. This summit with Chinese President Jiang Zemin is controversial. Supporters of the trip say that engagement with China is crucial to the success of American foreign policy there. Critics say the White House shouldn't visit a country which allegedly abuses human rights. Join guest host Neal Conan to discuss the President's tour and the future of Sino-American relations ...on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.