With Chinese President Jiang Zemin in 1998

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Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, left, talks with Chinese President Jiang Zemin during a welcome ceremony in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in July 1998. Arafat received a red-carpet welcome and held talks with Chinese leaders on reviving the stalled Middle East peace process. AP