China Accountable for Rights, Trade

The Wall Street Journal

I give credit to the Journal for calling out China's "strong-arm tactics" when it comes to suppressing human rights ("The Tibetan Suicides," Review & Outlook, Oct. 24). But why this page is willing to condemn strong-arm tactics that affect human rights while pandering to the Chinese Communist government when it ignores trade laws is beyond me.

Earlier this month, the Senate passed the biggest bipartisan jobs bill this session of Congress—a bill I sponsored that would stand up for American manufacturers and workers by giving our government the necessary resources to respond to Chinese currency manipulation. While the Journal is right to condemn China's human rights abuses, it is wrong to label our remedial measure as protectionism.

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