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US-China Relations / Trade Bill / Debate / Berger Interview #435228

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 23, 2000
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The debate in the House of Representatives over whether China should be granted most favored nation trade status with the US shown.

(State Department: Andrea Koppel) The background to the vote for normal trade relations between the United States and China featured; details given of the issue of human rights in China, including the persecution of the Falun Gong. [At Coast Guard Academy, President CLINTON - backs China trade.] [US deputy national security adviser Jim STEINBERG - comments.] [Representative Nancy PELOSI - opposes the bill.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Statement from the Clinton administration that the China bill is its most important legislation this year reported. [In interview, National Security Adviser Samuel BERGER - says every vote matters; adds that Taiwan supports the China trade bill; expresses concern about the capture of United Nations peacekeepers in Sierra Leone; comments on presidential candidate Texas Governor George W. Bush's criticism of the administration policy on nuclear missiles; comments on a possible nuclear test in Pakistan.]

Koppel, Andrea;
Woodruff, Judy

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