The Great Non-Debate on China Trade of 2000

I was struck by Sen. Sherrod Brown’s op-ed in the New York Times today (10/18/10): For Our China Trade Emergency, Dial Section 301 By SHERROD BROWN Washington TEN years ago this fall the Senate sold out American manufacturing. By a vote of 83 to 15, it established so-called permanent normal trade relations with China, paving the way for that country to join the World Trade Organization. As a result, Chinese imports to the United States fell under the same low tariffs and high quotas as those from countries like Canada and Britain. Today, though, our trade relations with China are […]