The Problem with MFN Human Rights Questions Must Not Be Limited to China's Trade Status
William F. Schulz. William F. Schulz is executive director of Amnesty International Usa., The Christian Science Monitor
WHEN China's President Jiang Zemin told United States Secretary of State Warren Christopher several weeks ago that "you cannot become a fat man on only one meal," he was not just showing off his knowledge of Chinese aphorisms. He was sending a distinct message to the US, which neither the government nor the business community has yet understood. They remain embroiled in the debate over linking human rights improvements to the granting of most-favored-nation (MFN) status. The proper response to Mr. Jiang's truism is neither to despair nor to beat a hasty retreat from our commitment to human rights. It is to encourage China to adopt a steady diet of many small meals that will …
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Publication information: Article title: The Problem with MFN Human Rights Questions Must Not Be Limited to China's Trade Status. Contributors: William F. Schulz. William F. Schulz is executive director of Amnesty International Usa. - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: April 13, 1994. Page number: 23. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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