China Most Favored Nation Status

Youth for Democratic Action sponsored a forum on the issue of the extension of most favored nation trade status for China. In July… read more

Youth for Democratic Action sponsored a forum on the issue of the extension of most favored nation trade status for China. In July 1991, the House voted to extend MFN status to China for one year, with further extensions conditional upon improvements in China’s human rights record. The extension of MFN status would create normalized trade relations with the totalitarian power. Supporters of the extension claimed democratic reformers in China would be hurt by the refusal to extend MFN status, and U.S.-Chinese trade relations were too valuable to eliminate. Opponents of the extension claimed the U.S. would effectively condone the poor human rights record of the Chinese regime by rewarding them with normalized trade status, withdrawn in 1989 following the brutal crackdown on dissent by the Chinese government. Rep. Pelosi, sponsor of the House bill that extended MFN status upon conditions, and Rep. Frank, author of a House bill that would have revoked MFN status for China, discussed the House vote. close

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China Most Favored Nation Status

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Program ID:
19723-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 24, 1991
Last Aired:
Jul 28, 1991

Airing Details

  • Jul 24, 1991 | 9:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 25, 1991 | 3:42am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 25, 1991 | 6:11am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 28, 1991 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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