319. Editorial Note

During the first meeting of the U.S.–China Joint Economic Commission held in Washington September 16–18, 1980, President Jimmy Carter and Chinese Vice Premier Bo Yibo signed four agreements in a White House signing ceremony on September 17: a Civil Air Transport Agreement, a Textile Agreement, a Maritime Transport Agreement, and a Consular Convention. In his remarks at the ceremony, President Carter said, “With the four agreements we are about to sign, the normalization of relations between the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China is at last complete.” The texts of the Presi[Page 1134]dent’s and Vice Premier Bo’s remarks and the four agreements are printed in Public Papers: Carter, 1980, pp. 1771–1822.

Secretary of the Treasury G. William Miller’s report to the President about the Joint Economic Commission’s meeting is Document 324.