Bosnia And China

Call it the Bosnia Factor. Worried that President Clinton is perceived as constantly failing to follow through on his pledges to stand up to foreign bullies, the White House is toying with not fully renewing China's most-favored-nation (MFN) trade status when it comes up on June 3. Because the President has been savaged for not taking bold measures to stop the Serbian attacks on the besieged Bosnian city of Gorazde, some advisers are urging him either to revoke part of China's MFN status or else to punish Beijing for human-rights violations with targeted sanctions.

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