George H.W. Bush

Talking Points, Presidential Debates Edition, Sept. 27, 2016

September 27, 2016

This is a special issue of Talking Points reviewing the history of China in US presidential debates from 1960 to 2016.

U.S. State Department Fact Sheet on High Level U.S. - China Visits, 2006

April 18, 2006

Summaries of visits by U.S. presidents to China and Chinese leaders to the U.S., 1972-2005

President Bush's Response on Fang Lizhi, 1990

July 6, 1990

President Bush commented on Fang Lizhi during his News Conference Following the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit in London, United Kingdom

Tiananmen Square Document 33: State Department document entitled "Themes," 1989

June 29, 1989

The document shows that the administration stressed his personal interest in the maintenance of good relations, and the interest of both countries in continuing strategic cooperation. (June 29, 1989)

Tiananmen Square Document 32: Cable, TFCH01: SITREP No. 65, June 27, 1700 Local, 1989

June 27, 1989

This Embassy cable sent three weeks after President Bush announced a package of sanctions against the PRC, informs that a Chinese military official had lodged a formal complaint with the U.S. defense attaché that "strongly protested recent U.S. military sanctions." (June 27, 1989)

George H.W. Bush, Press Conference, June 8, 1989

June 8, 1989

President Bush spoke to reporters at the White House. He discussed the sanctions he imposed on June 5 and what it would take to restore pre-Tiananmen Square crackdown relations between the U.S. and China. He also noted that he would not discuss asylum requests by Fang Lizhi or others.

George H.W. Bush, Press Conference, June 5, 1989

June 5, 1989

President Bush spoke to the press at the White House. He began by discussing the violent suppression of pro-democracy demonstrations in China and took questions which addressed U.S.-China relations in the aftermath of the crackdown.

Tiananmen Square Document 7: Memorandum of Conversation, George Bush Meeting with Wan Li, 1989

May 23, 1989

This document, a heavily excised summary transcript of their conversation, indicates that the subject of the student demonstrations did come up at their meeting. (May 23, 1989)

President Bush's Interview With Chinese Television Journalists in Beijing, 1989

February 26, 1989

The interview began at 6:02 p.m. at the CCTV Studios. In his remarks, the President referred to Zhao Ziyang, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party; Deng Xiaoping, Chairman of the Central Military Commission; Li Peng, Premier of the State Council, and Yang Shangkun, President of China. Following his remarks, the President traveled to Seoul, Republic of Korea.

President Bush's Toast at the Welcoming Banquet in Beijing, 1989

February 25, 1989

The President spoke at 8:15 p.m. in the Western Hall of the Great Hall of the People.


June 28, 2019 - 6:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The Global Exchange Workshop is a collaborative initiative of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Production Division, and the School of Theater, Film & Television at the Communication University of China in Beijing. These 8 new short documentaries were created by teams of students from USC and the Communications University of China in Los Angeles during the Summer of 2019.