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NO PLANS TO LIFT REMAINING CHINA SANCTIONS, BROWN SAYS

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Commerce Secretary Ron Brown says the Clinton administration has no current plans to lift remaining sanctions imposed on China after the crushing of pro-democracy forces at Tiananmen Square in 1989.

Brown said Wednesday that earlier comments he had made on the subject had been misinterpreted."There are no present plans to lift those sanctions which are part of the Tiananmen sanctions," said Brown, who on Friday will leave for an eight-day trade mission to China.

There had been reports that the administration was considering lifting prohibitions on U.S. trade development assistance to China and on a program by the Overseas Private Investment Corp., an arm of the U.S. government that provides insurance and financing to promote American export sales.