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PacNet #35 – Sino-U.S. Relations: Back on Track?

When the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting convenes in Auckland this weekend, most eyes will be focused on U.S. President Bill Clinton and Chinese President Jiang Zemin. The stage seems set for yet another rapprochement in the perennial up-and-down relationship. At the top of their agenda will be the WTO and “One China” issues. But, if both leaders truly want to get the troubled relationship back on track, they must also come to terms with the festering sore inflicted by the accidental U.S. bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade last May.