China's MFN Trade Status, Day 2

The committee heard testimony on legislation introduced by Sen. Cranston (D-CA), member of the Foreign Relations committee, to disapprove… read more

The committee heard testimony on legislation introduced by Sen. Cranston (D-CA), member of the Foreign Relations committee, to disapprove of the renewal of most favored nation trade status for China. Most favored nation trade status, which must be granted to countries without free market economies, would normalize trade relations between China and the U.S. MFN status was repealed for China following the crackdown on dissenting students in Tiananmen Square in 1989. The Bush administration supports the renewal of MFN status for China, because the trade relationship that existed before the crackdown took years to build and would require years to rebuild if it completely broke down. Opponents of most favored nation trade status for China cite the continuing human rights abuses in the totalitarian country, and desire the linkage of political changes in China with renewal of MFN trade status. close

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China's MFN Trade Status, Day 2

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Program ID:
18524-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 20, 1991 | 10:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jun 24, 1991 | 3:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Jun 20, 1991 | 10:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 21, 1991 | 4:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 22, 1991 | 7:17am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 23, 1991 | 12:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 24, 1991 | 3:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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