US lawmakers attack China ahead of November elections
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 00:10
Washington: China is once again the country the US Congress loves to hate.

After a lull last year, US politicians jockeying ahead of crucial November elections have stepped up attacks on China as a way to win support from voters worried that the Asian power is taking American jobs.

China-bashing eased during President Barack Obama's first year in office, partly as a nod to the administration's attempts to get Chinese help settling nuclear standoffs with North Korea and Iran and important environmental and economic initiatives.

Four senators on Monday sent Obama a letter urging him against giving China special treatment in Iran sanctions legislation that the House and Senate are now putting together.

The letter was in response to reports that the administration, now trying to get China and other UN Security Council to go along with a new round of international sanctions against Iran, wanted to exempt the five permanent members of the Security Council from legislation being crafted by Congress.


First Published: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 00:10

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