CHINESE President Jiang Zemin will be given an unexpected ''welcome'' from 1989 pro-democracy activists settled in the United States when he arrives for a historic visit next week. Overseas dissidents said they expected about 500 people, including student leader Wu'erkaixi and leading dissidents Wang Ruowang and Xu Bangtai, to turn up to call for talks with the Chinese leader on their right to return to China and to urge democracy for people on the mainland. A student leader at the Tiananmen Square protests, Li Lu, said the plea for a meeting in Seattle was a continuation of the call they made during the 1989 movement. Mr Jiang will visit Seattle next week to attend a summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference forum. Mr Li said the main item on the agenda was the respect of the right for overseas Chinese dissidents to return home. Mr Li maintained that they did not want the US Government to play a role in seeking talks with Mr Jiang, saying it was a matter for Chinese people. ''We will make strenuous efforts to convince Mr Jiang that our dialogue is of crucial importance to the future political development of China,'' he said. However, analysts in the US said the chance for talks was slim even if Mr Jiang approved of the idea. They said the political future of Mr Jiang could be undermined if he risked holding talks with dissidents.