16 January 1998

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Subject: 1998-01-12 Presidential Determination on China
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                            THE WHITE HOUSE

                     Office of the Press Secretary
                          (New York, New York)     
For Immediate Release                                   January 15, 1998 

January 12, 1998

Presidential Determination
No. 98-10          


          SUBJECT:  Certification Pursuant to Section (b)(1) of
                    Public Law 99-183 and to Section 902(a)(6)(B)
                    of Public Law 101-246

    Pursuant to section (b)(1) of Public Law 99-183 of December 16, 
1985, relating to the approval and implementation of the Agreement for 
Cooperation Between the United States and the People's Republic of 
China, I hereby certify that:

    (A)  the reciprocal arrangements made pursuant to Article 8 of the 
Agreement have been designed to be effective in ensuring that any 
nuclear material, facilities, or components provided under the 
Agreement shall be utilized solely for intended peaceful purposes as 
set forth in the Agreement;

    (B)  the Government of the People's Republic of China has provided 
additional information concerning its nuclear non-proliferation 
policies and that, based on this and all other information available to 
the United States Government, the People's Republic of China is not in 
violation of paragraph (2) of section 129 of the Atomic Energy Act of 
1954; and

    (C)  the obligation to consider favorably a request to carry out 
activities described in Article 5(2) of the Agreement shall not 
prejudice the decision of the United States to approve or disapprove 
such a request.

    Pursuant to section 902(a)(6)(B)(i) of Public Law 101-246, I hereby 
certify that the People's Republic of China has provided clear and 
unequivocal assurances to the United States that it is not assisting 
and will not assist any nonnuclear-weapon state, either directly or 
indirectly, in acquiring nuclear explosive devices or the material and 
components for such devices.

    You are authorized and directed to publish this determination in 
the Federal Register.


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