The Results


Achievements of the U.S.-China summit, according to a fact sheet issued by the White House, include agreements that:

* The two countries will no longer target strategic nuclear weapons at each other.

* They will aim to prevent the export of equipment, materials or technology that could aid India or Pakistan's nuclear or ballistic missile programs.

* They will strengthen controls on exports of chemicals with military and civilian uses and on related production equipment and technology to ensure these items are not used for chemical weapons.

* China will join the United States in actively pursuing negotiations on a ban on export and indiscriminate use of anti-personnel land mines.

* China will resume a dialogue on human rights suspended in 1994.

* U.S. and Chinese military personnel "in the near future" will observe each other's training exercises.

* The U.S. government, businesses and other private sector groups will help China commercialize its housing market and develop social security, pension and insurance programs.

* A multi-agency U.S. government mission will visit China in early 1999 to expand cooperation on infrastructure development.

* The U.S. and China, working with telecommunications groups in each country, will conduct a series of exchanges, seminars and discussions on electronic commerce and the applications of Internet technologies. Benefits could be demonstrated in weather forecasting, distance learning and telemedicine.

* A five-year aviation initiative will focus on safety and training, airport development and management through modern air traffic control systems, in addition to the procurement of new, efficient transport aircraft.

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