S. Hrg. 106-232: Reexamination of U.S.-China Relations: Hearings before the Subcommittee on West Asian and Pacific Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, March 23, July 1, July 21, 1999   [open pdf - 493KB]

S. Hrg 106-232: The purpose of these hearings is to thoughtfully and critically examine the United States policy toward the People's Republic of China. There have been a number of encouraging developments in China in the past year, such as economic reform, the release of politival prosoners, signing of the Convention of Human Rights, and more democratic elections. However, China has also taken steps back including the advancement of a nuclear program and the buildup of missiles on the coastal provinces facing Taiwan, the crackdown on freedom of expression, increased arrests and convictions, the shut-down of pro-democracy organizations, and curbing of the use of and access to the Internet. Statements, witnesses and submissions for the record include those of: Stanley Roth, Jerome Cohen, Margaret Ng, Craig Thomas, Stephen Yates, Human Rights Watch, Gerrit Gong, Jesse Helms, James Lilley, and Robert Torricelli.

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