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NBR Analysis (Jul 1997)

Promoting U.S. Interests in China: Alternatives to the Annual MFN Review

David M. Lampton, Laura D’Andrea Tyson , Douglas H. Paal, Nicholas R. Lardy and Kenneth Lieberthal

The essays in this special edition of the NBR Analysis reflect the range of policy concerns and recommendations that emerged from an NBR project assessing the viability of the annual MFN review process. The contributors examine annual MFN review in the context of the many challenges confronting U.S.-China policy, including Hong Kong’s transfer to the P.R.C. and China’s possible accession to the World Trade Organization. The authors offer critical perspectives on the economic and political costs to China and the United States of revoking China’s MFN status and provide prescriptions for the development of U.S.-China policy in the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents

Are Economic Sanctions an Effective Tool for Realizing U.S. Interests in China?
Laura D’Andrea Tyson

Ending the MFN Battle
David M. Lampton

Alternatives to Revoking MFN From China
Douglas H. Paal

Normalizing Economic Relations with China
Nicholas R. Lardy

WTO, MFN, and U.S.-China Relations
Kenneth Lieberthal

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