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US-China Relations / Most Favored Nation Trade Status #134676

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 16, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Debate over President Bush's request that China be granted "most favored nation" trading status featured; scenes shown. [Yesterday, BUSH - comments on China.] [Senators Daniel Patrick MOYNIHAN, George MITCHELL - oppose Bush's policy.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) American foreign trade with China and China's human rights violations examined; details given of China's restrictions on imports; scenes shown. [Representative Gerald SOLOMON - opposes most favored nation status for China.] [Human Rights Watch Holly BURKHALTER - talks about China's political prisoners.] China's support for United States policy in the Persian Gulf war noted. [George Washington University Gaston SIGUR - talks about change in China.] USSR noted not having most favored nation status; statement from CIA on the problems of the Soviet economy quoted.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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