An Offer From China We Shouldn't Refuse

President Clinton's bungling of a critical deal on China's entry into the World Trade Organization is a lesson in indecisiveness. By reversing himself not once but twice, Clinton is making a mockery of the very notion of leadership. In refusing to risk political capital to push the agreement through Congress, Clinton betrays his own free-trade principles, hurts U.S. exports and growth, and undermines the champion of open markets in China--Premier Zhu Rongji.

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