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Politics & Policy

China Aftershocks

Scott Lincicome examines, with appropriate skepticism, the claim that U.S. policymakers made a big mistake in 2000 by extending normal trade relations to China on a permanent basis. It is perverse that research that shows that China made big improvements to its productivity by cutting tariffs on Chinese companies’ inputs has been used to justify America’s raising tariffs on American companies’ inputs.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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