THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (New York, New York) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release January 15, 1998
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
China Nuclear Certification
On January 12, the President signed the formal certifications and reports required by U.S. law to implement the U.S.-China Agreement for Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation. These certifications and reports have been submitted to Congress. China has met the nuclear nonproliferation requirements and conditions necessary under U.S. law to engage in peaceful nuclear cooperation with U.S. industry. This agreement serves U.S. national security and economic interests, and demonstrates that the Administration's policy of engaging China is achieving concrete results. We will continue to work with the Chinese government to strengthen our cooperation on other arms control and nonproliferation issues.
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