Wednesday, July 1, 1998 Published at 09:17 GMT 10:17 UK
Clinton hails China as 'force for stability'
Shanghai is China's financial centre
President Clinton has been taking part in another live broadcast as part of his two days of official engagements in Shanghai.
Speaking in a live phone-in programme described as "fast-talking" and "animated" on Shanghai Radio, which covers a population area of 150m people, Mr Clinton told one caller that the emerging China was more open, prosperous and dynamic.
To another, he described China as a force for stability in Asia's current economic crisis.
The phone-in follows Monday's question and answer session with Beijing students which was relayed live on television and a live news conference with President Jiang Zemin on Saturday. Both were carried live by Chinese televison - a major change of policy by the authorities.
A BBC correspondent in Shanghai says US officials are very pleased with the way the Chinese have allowed the President to broadcast his ideas.
Reducing the trade surplus
During his visit President Clinton has already set the seal on $3bn worth of trade deals between the US and China.
China currently has a large and politically problematic trade surplus with the US, and one of the aims of President Clinton's visit is to rectify the trade balance by agreeing sales for American companies.
Mr Wang had served a prison term for his part in the 1989 pro-democracy protests which were crushed by the Chinese authorities.
Speaking at Beijing University - one of the main centres for the 1989 pro-democracy movement - his speech was described by US officials as the most important of his nine-day visit.
"I believe that everywhere, people aspire to be treated with dignity, to give voice to their opinions, to choose their own leaders, to associate with whom they wish, to worship how, when and where they want," he said.
In Shanghai he will hold discussions with community and business leaders, legal professionals and members of the arts, media and religious communities.