In other words, there were mixed feelings in relation to the Asian country, which could easily present problems for granting the PNTR
The establishment of the PNTR
is an important component of the government's trade facilitation strategy.
bill, in a provision that infuriates Moscow, directs Obama to publish the names of Russians allegedly involved in the abuse and death of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian anti-corruption lawyer who died in a Russian jail in 2009.
Supporters of PNTR
for Russia believe these figures will come into closer balance once the new law goes into effect.
3406 that would authorize PNTR
for Russia and also for
They didn't agree with me that China PNTR
was wise for this country and wise for Los Angeles.
Passage of PNTR
will not cause all of our differences with China to disappear.
Apart from the insipid "Doomed Harvest" -- not the kind of hyperbole I like -- by changing the title of my article, you made it appear that I supported the overall theme of your May 2000 issue, which included an editorial titled "The Case Against China PNTR
," as well as several other articles and interviews, including one with Wei Jingsheng, supporting that position.
The victory margin would have been even larger if it included a number of Democrats in tough re-election races who were prepared to support PNTR
but were given a pass by the White House so they wouldn't unnecessarily antagonize local unions by casting "yes" votes that weren't vital.
But to his opponents, it's a "fig leaf," a dodge, a useful cover for waverers who'd like to vote for PNTR
has been a proponent of PNTR
for China and asked member companies to contact congressmen in support of stronger trade ties with the country.
Countries that currently do not have PNTR
status with the U.