China Most Favored Nation Announcement

President Clinton announced his position on Most Favored Nation status for China. The president presented his decisions after stating the… read more

President Clinton announced his position on Most Favored Nation status for China. The president presented his decisions after stating the significant interest the country has in this issue. He cited specifically that the United States exports $8 billion worth of products there, and trade with China maintains 150,000 American jobs. China also has voting power in the United Nation Security Council. The president councurred with a report submitted to him that China made little progress in the area of human rights. The report was required as a provision of an executive order President Clinton issued one year earlier stating that human rights would be a major consideration for Most Favored Nation status. The president decided to support renewing this status for China despite no significant progress because he believes that sustained engagement with the U.S. will bring about more change in China than if the country was left isolated. President Clinton also announced extended sanctions on China and the banning of munitions sales. The president closed his prepared remarks with the assertion that this policy is best for the prosperity, security, and ideals of the United States. Following his prepared remarks, the president took questions from reporters. close

Report Video Issue

People in this video

Hosting Organization

More information about

China Most Favored Nation Announcement

221 Views
Program ID:
57295-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 26, 1994 | 4:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
May 28, 1994 | 2:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • May 26, 1994 | 4:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 26, 1994 | 8:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 27, 1994 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 27, 1994 | 5:52am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 27, 1994 | 9:35am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 28, 1994 | 2:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Purchase a Download

China Most Favored Nation Announcement

  • MP4 video - Low
    Price:
    $3.99
  • MP4 video - Standard
    Price:
    $4.99
  • MP3 audio - Standard
    Price:
    $0.99

User Created Clips from This Video