So long as the possibility remained that China would be denied most-favored-nation
status, in whole or in part, it was possible to bring considerable pressure to bear to protect dissenters there.
Lott told a news conference that the bill to grant China permanent most-favored-nation
(MFN) status would not be in jeopardy even if a vote is put off until Congress returns for business in September.
Nonetheless, despite persistent and pervasive severe repression in China--new arrests and long prison sentences for dissenters, refusal to permit observers at political trials, routine torture in police stations and prisons, the continual exploitation of prison labor for the export trade, unrelenting denials of freedom of expression and association and heavy-handed abuse in Tibet--President Clinton renewed most-favored-nation
trade status for China while stipulating that further renewal in June 3994 depends on "overall, significant progress." In essence, this postponed the debate for a year.
Senate's approval of a bill granting China permanent most-favored-nation
(MFN) trading status.
And that debate may be delaying a Senate vote granting China permanent most-favored-nation
(MFN) status, which passed the House of Representatives in late May.
As for the Congressional majority leaders, who directed the campaign to deny China most-favored-nation
trading status, Senator George Mitchell is stradding the fence on NAFTA and Representative Richard Gephardt repudiated it only after the side agreements failed to meet his approval.
President Bill Clinton's hotly debated bill to grant China permanent most-favored-nation
(MFN) trading status cleared its last major hurdle Wednesday when the Senate rejected an amendment seeking to keep Beijing in check on weapons proliferation.
Reports of the exports are complicating President Bill Clinton's campaign to win quick Senate passage of a bill granting China permanent most-favored-nation
trading status, congressional sources said.
a responsibility to contribute to the national and universal desire to be rid of injustice, poverty, and other ills that gnaw away at the social fabric." At about the time that Reebok's socially minded executives were deciding where to hang their award, its corporate lobbyists were busy opposing legislation that would set conditions on the granting of most-favored-nation
trade status upon a premier abuser of human rights, China.
Japan and South Korea began talks last September on concluding an investment treaty under which the two countries would grant each other most-favored-nation
status, as well as treat each other's companies the same as domestic firms before cross-border investment is made.
congressional passage of a bill to grant China permanent most-favored-nation
trade status, China's ties with Taiwan, nuclear nonproliferation issues and China's human rights situation, the official said.
Former President Jimmy Carter's Op-Ed article in The New York Times on April 30 calling for "reconcilation" and the renewal of most-favored-nation
trade status for China was no doubt welcome to Deng Xiaoping, Li Peng and their associates, and also must have gladdened George Bush, who made his own announcement of support for most-favored-nation
status two weeks later.