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US-China Relations / Trade Bill / Clinton Speech #435240

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 24, 2000
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The House passage of the bill for permanent normal trade relations with China following lobbying by President Clinton reported; details given of the specifics of the legislation.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Beijing: Rebecca MacKinnon) The expectation that the trade bill will help reformers and liberals in China noted

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Breaking news coverage of President Clinton's announcement presented. [CLINTON - says the House has affirmed the bill that will open new doors for trade with China; adds that the bill will also strengthen economic freedom and increase the benefits of cooperation; expresses gratitude to Representatives Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, Bill Archer and Charles Rangel and to those in the administration who worked so hard for the agreement; indicates it will be an important vote for the Senate; outlines other matters before Congress; says this is a good day for America and its economic future with a Chinese market.]

(Studio: Bernard Shaw; White House: John King) The meaning of this bill for the administration and for US-China relations discussed.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff; Beijing: Rebecca MacKinnon) The likely reaction in China to the granting of normal trade status discussed; details given of the economic benefits for China and whether it will help human rights in China.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: David Ensor) The possible effect of the trade bill vote on US-China military relations examined; details given of specific security issues. [US Institution of Peace Richard SOLOMON - says the Chinese leadership is divided over how to deal with the US.]

Ensor, David;
King, John;
MacKinnon, Rebecca;
Shaw, Bernard;
Woodruff, Judy

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