This probably deserves a source. http://www.brookings.edu/comm/PolicyBriefs/Pb050/pb50.htm [Broken] it is:russ_watters said:The U.S. government has, in the past, made China's morality a trade issue. IE, fix your moral problems or we won't grant MFN status.
Long article, I didn't read all of it (yet). I post it for that quote alone for a fact reference - its 2/3 of the way down on the page.President Clinton's 1993 executive order, which formally linked renewal of China's MFN to human rights improvements, imposed conditions which focused mainly on individual political prisoners: accounting for imprisoned dissidents, refraining from their use in prison labor, and allowing the International Committee of the Red Cross to evaluate their condition.
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