Trade Relations with China

NPR's Peter Kenyon reports on the last hurdle to normalizing trade relations with China. Tennessee Republican Senator Fred Thompson has sponsored a bill that would authorize sanctions against China for assisting in nuclear proliferation. The Clinton administration is critical of this attempt to legislate foreign policy mandates, and says it threatens to undermine the relationship between the U.S. and China.



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