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Unformatted text preview: es beyond cracking down on substantive collaboration and forbids NASA from providing for visits by Chinese dignitaries. "The limitation in subsection (a) shall also apply to any funds used to effectuate the hosting of official Chinese visitors at facilities belonging to or utilized by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration," it admonishes. Rep. Wolf and Rep. Smith don’t trust China – they would bash the plan Rep. Wolf (R-VA) and Rep. Smith (R-NJ), U.S. Representatives, 7/1/2008 (Frank and Chris, Representatives of Virginia and New Jersey, “China Trip Report”, http://wolf.house.gov/uploads/China2008TripReport-Enews.pdf, accessed 6/28/11) EK I travelled to China for the second time in June 2008 in the lead up to the Beijing Olympic Games. A detailed trip report is available below. All that we experienced and saw during our visit was consistent with the heartbreaking accounts that we have heard from political dissidents and persecuted people of faith in China for years. During the debate over granting China permanent normal trade relations status, proponents argued that economic liberalization would lead to political liberalization in China, and that the U.S. and other industrialized nations could influence China through economic activity to better respect the rights of its citizens to fundamental human rights and the unfettered practice of their faith. Instead, we have seen that the Chinese government is unmoved and, in fact, emboldened in its ongoing repression, while at the same time experiencing explosive economic growth. Ultimately the China we see today is worse than the China of yesterday, or of last year, or of the last decade. China is not progressing. It is regressing. It is more violent, more repressive, and more resistant to democratic values than it was before we opened our ports to freely accept Chinese products. Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 202 Mercury Politics Coop – China – Unpopular – House – GOP Massive opposition to space cooperation with China – Wolf Clause proves Xinhua, official press agency of the People’s Republic of China, 5/18/2011 (China Daily, editorial, “'Wolf Clause' betrays China-US cooperation”, http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/201105/18/content_12530550.htm, accessed 6/27/11) EK China's scientists have played a crucial role in designing and manufacturing some core parts of the device. However, Chinese journalists who hoped to cover the launching of Endeavor were simply denied entry to the site by a ban initiated by Frank Wolf, chairman of the Committee of Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies in the House of Representatives. The United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) revoked the media passes granted to journalists from China due to the ban, or the "Wolf Clause", which was regarded as "discriminative" by even Americans themselves. On April 15, US President Barack Obama signed into law the budget bill for fiscal year 2011 which will end on Septembe...
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