The U.S. business community and the Clinton administration want to establish permanent normal trade relations with China, and to ensure China’s entry into the World Trade Organization. But heightened tensions between China and Taiwan and election-year politics here in the U.S. are complicating the latest round of discussions over China’s trade status. Diane and her guests discuss the latest developments in this debate.

Guests

  • Robert Borosage co-director, Campaign for America's Future
  • Robert Kapp former president of the United States-China Business Council
  • James Mann author-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies; author of "The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression;" former Beijing bureau chief for the "Los Angeles Times." Other books include "About Face: A History of America's Curious Relationship with China."

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