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ANOTHER BEIJING SANCTION MAY FALL

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The Bush administration is considering lifting a ban on satellite exports to China, continuing to chip away at sanctions imposed on Beijing after its violent crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators.

President Bush "did not intend to disrupt normal civilian commercial relations" when he barred military exports to China last spring, and officials are reviewing the sanctions with that in mind, White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater said Tuesday.