<quoted text>Second, are you seriously blaming the recession on Clinton?.Bush, the admitted international war criminal, destroyed the greatest economy in the history of man. Not Clinton..
Mr. Clinton made essentially the same argument in 1994 when he reversed himself, and said that despite his campaign promises he would no longer link the annual renewal of Chinese trade benefits to its human rights record. Over time, he said, trade would contribute to a lifting of political repression.
But in the six years since then, according to the annual reports published by the State Department, China's rights record has worsened.
Even as Mr. Clinton spoke, his advisers foresaw a fierce battle in Congress, where they are trying to win passage by mid-May, before the congressional elections heat up.
A vote against the bill, Mr. Clinton said, "will cost America jobs as our competitors in Europe, Asia and elsewhere capture Chinese markets that we otherwise would have served."
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WASHINGTON, March 8 -- President Clinton today sent Congress his bill to usher China into the World Trade Organization. Clinton then opened a new front in the debate on the subject in his own party, arguing that opening China's markets will undermine Communist Party control.<quoted text>Second, are you seriously blaming the recession on Clinton?.Bush, the admitted international war criminal, destroyed the greatest economy in the history of man. Not Clinton..
WASHINGTON — President Clinton launched one of the most important legislative battles of his presidency Wednesday, sending Congress a long-awaited bill that would permanently throw open China's huge and rapidly expanding trade relationship with the United States.
Clinton sketched out the high stakes of the choice at hand and pledged to do everything he can to secure passage.
"It's a historic opportunity and a profound American responsibility," he told an audience of policymakers, China specialists, faculty and students at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. "It represents the most significant opportunity that we have had to create positive change in China since the 1970s, when President Nixon first went there, and later in the decade, when President Carter normalized relations."Critics, however, insist that approval of the legislation could be disastrous, opening the door to a huge outflow of U.S. jobs, giving a de facto green light to China's repressive human rights practices and rewarding Beijing's aggressive rhetoric concerning such issues as Taiwan.
President Clinton’s signing of a bill that permanently normalizes trade relations with China is expected to translate into billions of dollars in new sales for U.S. farmers, manufacturers and service companies.
Increased competition inside China, however, is expected to result in massive layoffs, especially in China’s state-run companies.
The House approved the legislation normalizing trade relations in May; the Senate passed it on Sept. 19. The measure revises a law from the mid-1970s that subjected trade relations with communist states to annual reviews.