Slow Boat To A Trade Deal

Beijing's hard line has sunk its WTO hopes-for now

When Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji travels to Washington on Apr. 8, he may get the usual fancy dinners and military salutes that crowd agendas when influential premiers make official visits. But he is unlikely to get the ceremony he wants most: the signing of an agreement with Bill Clinton to speed China's entry into the 134-member World Trade Organization.

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