The Crisis of Linkage: The Clinton Administration and Most Favored Nation Status for China, 1993-1994
Herwig, Meghan, History - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia
Zelikow, Philip, AS-History, University of Virginia
When President Clinton came into office in 1993, he issued an executive order that seemed to condition China’s trade relationship with the United States on its human rights practices. In 1994, however, he abandoned those conditions. This essay uses newly available archival materials to shed new light on the Clinton administration’s intentions behind the 1993 executive order and why they abandoned the conditions one year later.
MA (Master of Arts)
United States, People’s Republic of China, Most-Favored-Nation Status, Human Rights
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