Bipartisan Panel Urges Congressional Action on China

A Bi-partisan panel is urging Congress to take stronger action to bring China in line with their trade obligations.

In their annual report to Congress, the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission made 44 recommendations regarding China.

The commission – consisting of 6 Democrats and 6 Republicans – was established by Congress to analyze and provide recommendations regarding the economic – and national security relationship between the U.S. and China. 

The commission said that China has fallen short in creating opportunities for its citizens to reach their full potential – by continuing to violate basic human and worker rights.

The report is also extremely critical of China’s undervalued currency and rampant counterfeiting of goods.

The commission is urging Congress to recommend the Bush administration bring complaints on many of these matters before the World Trade Organization.

Repeated threats by the Bush administration to take action have yet to transpire – costing good U.S. jobs and allowing the U.S. trade deficit to reach record levels.

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