China Trade

House Republican leaders have promised a vote by the end of May on President Clinton's top legislative priority, granting China permanent normal trade relations. The president says the move is necessary for the US to get the benefits of China's entry into the World Trade Organization. Some lawmakers, some of them Democrats, don't want to make normal trade conditions permanent, because it would deprive them of their annual review of China's performance on trade and human rights. NPR's Mara Liasson reports.



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