The Most Important Vote Congress Will Cast This Year

By this time, anyone who has heard me speak or has read my work knows that I unequivocally support China's admission to the World Trade Organization. Nonetheless, I want to reaffirm my support and explain the reasons behind it. The upcoming vote on whether to grant China Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status is the single most important vote to be cast by Congress this year. Indeed, it may well be one of the most significant congressional votes of the first half of the 21st century.

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