The Week May 22-28


Clinton Blinks on China Trade

In another foreign policy retreat, President Clinton, under heavy pressure from business interests, announced the renewal of most-favored-nation trade status for China, despite its failure to significantly improve its human- rights record. "We have reached the end of the usefulness" of linking Chinese trade with human rights, said the President, who, echoing the Bush policies he had previously criticized, now pledged to "engage" rather than "isolate" the Chinese.

Rosty Up to His Neck

House Ways and Means chairman Dan Rostenkowski found himself in the midst of an intensifying maelstrom of speculation over whether he would...

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