Analysis by James Griffiths, CNN
Updated 1:01 AM ET, Fri May 17, 2019
Hong Kong (CNN) Better relations with China used to be a bipartisan issue in Washington.
Democrat Jimmy Carter formally recognized the People’s Republic of China over Taiwan, Republican George H.W. Bush maintained dialogue with Chinese leaders in the years following <
a href=”https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/01/asia/george-h-w-bush-china-intl/index.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>the Tiananmen Massacre, and Democrat Bill Clinton supported China’s membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO).