Beijing's Behavior Tests Resolve of US to Apply Sanctions Historically, the White House Has Often Put US Commerce above Other Strategic Interests
George Moffett, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
SINCE the founding of the Republic - with rare exceptions - American presidents have put foreign trade above other strategic interests. Now China is putting that historic truism to one of its toughest tests.
Over the past two years China has sold nuclear technology to Pakistan, sent missiles to Iran, pirated US intellectual property, ignored demands to improve its human-rights record, and threatened Taiwan, one of the United States's most important trading partners.
But Mr. Clinton has hesitated to respond with punitive sanctions. China represents one of the world's most promising markets. US companies have pumped more than $20 billion into the country since 1990, …
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