What 3 past Taiwan Strait crises can teach us about U.S.-China tensions today

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President Bill Clinton holds up his hands indicating no more questions as he and Chinese President Jiang Zemin hold a joint press conference in 1997 in Washington, D.C. Clinton confirmed that he agreed to lift a ban on the export of nuclear power technology to China.

Both the U.S. and China stepped up military activity in the region ahead of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit. Here’s what is different now from crises in the Taiwan Strait decades ago.

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