Over the past year, we have witnessed an improvement in U.S.-China relations. The recent visit to the United States by Zhao Ziyang and my return visit to China are in themselves indications that the relationship is moving in areas of mutual interest. We want my visit to continue this progress.
I have reviewed the interagency analysis and agency recommendation on the above subject, as forwarded by the Department of State’s memorandum of December 29, 1982, and have decided that the United States will pursue peaceful nuclear cooperation with China on the basis of adequate nonproliferation assurances and other condition.
1. The case-by-case consideration of requests by the People’s Republic of China for munitions/technology transfers should be conducted on the basis of the following general principles: (more…)