Most Favored Nation Trade Status for China

The Senate began consideration of S. 1367, the granting of most-favored-nation trading status to China. In 1979, China was first granted this status, which… read more

The Senate began consideration of S. 1367, the granting of most-favored-nation trading status to China. In 1979, China was first granted this status, which must be renewed annually by the United States. S. 1367, the proposed United States-China Act of 1991 would link renewal of China’s current trading status to certain conditions, including the improvement of the Beijing government’s human rights policies, the loosening of strict ties of trade in China, and the nation’s record of weapons proliferation. The primary sponsor of the bill, Senator George Mitchell (D-ME) introduced S. 1367 and mentioned the justifications for attaching conditions to the most-favored-nation status. The vote on S. 1367 was delayed one day due to additional amendments to the bill. S. 1367 was approved by the Senate on July 23 in a vote of 55 to 44, short of the two-thirds necessary to overturn a presidential veto. close

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Most Favored Nation Trade Status for China

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Program ID:
19577-1
Category:
Senate Highlight
Format:
Senate Highlight
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 23, 1991 | 6:14am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jul 28, 1991 | 8:45am EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Jul 23, 1991 | 6:14am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 27, 1991 | 7:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 28, 1991 | 8:45am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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