US President George W. Bush arrived in China on Thursday morning for a two-day working visit.
During the visit, President Bush will meet Chinese President Jiang Zemin and other Chinese leaders.
The following is a chronology of meetings between President Jiang and US presidents.
November 19, 1993 -- President Jiang held a formal meeting with US President Bill Clinton in Seattle, the United States, on the sideline of an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, the first formal meeting between the heads of state of the two countries since February 1989. Clinton promised to pursue the one-China policy and observe the principles enshrined in the three Sino-US joint communiques.
November 14, 1994 -- President Jiang and President Clinton exchanged views on wide-ranging international and regional issues of common concern at their meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, during an APEC informal leadership meeting.
October 24, 1995 -- President Jiang went to New York to attend the Special Commemorative Meeting of the U.N. General Assembly on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. During his stay there, Jiang held a meeting with Clinton and they discussed bilateral relations and international issues of common concern.
November 24, 1996 -- President Jiang and President Clinton exchanged views on wide-ranging subjects including bilateral relations, regional and international issues in Manila during an APEC meeting in the Philippines. The two leaders agreed to exchange visits in the next two years.
October 26-November 3, 1997 -- President Jiang paid a state visit to the United States, the first by a Chinese president in 12 years. During the visit, Jiang and Clinton agreed to set up a mechanism of regular meetings between the heads of state of the two countries.
November 24, 1997 -- President Jiang held a meeting with President Clinton during an APEC meeting in Canada.
June 25-July 3, 1998 -- US President Clinton paid a state visit to China. During the visit, President Jiang and President Clinton held talks and they issued three joint statements on South Asia, the protocol to the Biological Weapons Convention and the issue of anti-personnel mines respectively. Clinton reiterated that the United States upholds the one-China policy, abides by theprinciples contained in the three Sino-US joint communiques, and does not support Taiwan's independence, "one China, one Taiwan," "two Chinas" and Taiwan's bid to join any international organizations made of only sovereign states.
September 11, 1999 -- President Jiang held a meeting with President Clinton in Auckland, New Zealand, during an APEC meeting and they exchanged views on Sino-US relations, and regional and international issues of common concern.
September 8, 2000 -- President Jiang held a meeting with President Clinton in New York on the occasion of the United Nations Millennium Summit. The two leaders exchanged views on Sino-US relations and major international and regional issues of common concern. Clinton pledged that the United States will continue to adhere to the one-China policy.
November 16, 2000 -- President Jiang and President Clinton held a meeting in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, during an APEC meeting. The two presidents exchanged views on major issues related to bilateral relations, China's entry into the World Trade Organization and other issues of common concern.
October 19, 2001 -- President Jiang met President George W. Bush in Shanghai during an APEC meeting. The two presidents discussed in detail major issues related to bilateral relations, the battle against terrorism, and the safeguarding of world peace and stability. President Bush reiterated that the US government pursues the one-China policy and adheres to the principles enshrined in the three Sino-US joint communiques.
(Xinhua News Agency February 21, 2002)