I searched an earlier post here that said he wants to see china and india succeed and that he is for free trade, but he also wants to help the american worker. how’s he going to do it? and what about taiwan? anybody heard anything besides this: mobile.tdctrade.com/mas/doc/www. … us0602.htm
In the meantime, the Senate is moving to gather additional information on Chinese issues. Senators Norm Coleman (Republican-Minnesota) and Barack Obama (Democrat-Illinois) are establishing a new Senate China Working Group to gain a better understanding of China’s growing global influence. Coleman said the policy group will serve as a forum for discussion on the rise of China as a political, economic, and military actor in both the regional and global arenas, as well as the implications for US interests. The group will be created within the US-China Inter-Parliamentary Group, which facilitates dialogue between the US and Chinese legislatures.
It is difficult to know what to make of this new group or what influence it may have. Coleman said it is designed to help Senators “get a better understanding of China on all fronts,” but Congressional attention to China has certainly not been lacking in recent years. There are already several high-profile bodies (e.g., the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China) dedicated to monitoring bi-lateral economic, military, and other issues. If nothing else, the formation of the group illustrates that US lawmakers remain uneasy about how China’s emergence may affect US interests.