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                      Office of the Press Secretary
                          (New York, New York)
For Immediate Release                                    October 24, 1995     
                      REMARKS BY PRESIDENT CLINTON
                        IN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WITH
                             Lincoln Center
                           New York, New York

3:05 P.M. EDT

Q President Jiang, are you still hoping for a promise from President Clinton that the Taiwan President will not be allowed to visit America again?

PRESIDENT JIANG: We will discuss this issue. We will -- (inaudible) -- discuss this issue.

THE PRESS: Thank you.

Q Mr. President, will human rights be an issue in your talks today with President Jiang?

THE PRESIDENT: We'll talk about a lot of things, but we're just meeting. We haven't even had a chance to say anything yet, but we'll give you a report later.

Q Mr. President, with symbolism being so important with these kind of meetings, why would you allow the Chinese to dictate the meeting place so they could avoid confronting a Tiananmen Square display?

THE PRESIDENT: The important thing is that we're going to have this meeting. It's very important. And we'll have it. It'll be a good exchange. And then afterwards we will report about it.

Q Well, what is the purpose of this meeting, Mr. President? Is it a face-saving gesture on both sides?

THE PRESIDENT: No. These are two great countries that have a real interest in maintaining a constructive dialogue with each other and wherever possible, a partnership.

THE PRESS: Thank you.

END 3:10 P.M. (EDT)