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China Trade bill (Identified by CRS)
PNTR (Permanent Normal Trade Relations) for China bill (Identified by CRS)

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  • U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000

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To authorize extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the People's Republic of China, and to establish a framework for relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China.

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To authorize extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the People's Republic of China.


Actions Overview (7)

Date Actions Overview
10/10/2000Became Public Law No: 106-286. (TXT | PDF)
10/10/2000Signed by President.
10/10/2000Presented to President.
09/19/2000Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 83 - 15. Record Vote Number: 251.
05/24/2000Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 237 - 197 (Roll no. 228).(text: CR H3662-3670)
05/22/2000Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 106-632.
05/15/2000Introduced in House

All Actions (127)

Date Chamber All Actions
10/10/2000Became Public Law No: 106-286. (TXT | PDF)
10/10/2000Signed by President.
10/10/2000HousePresented to President.
10/06/2000SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
09/19/2000SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 83 - 15. Record Vote Number: 251.
09/19/2000SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8667-8730)
09/15/2000SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8611-8619)
09/14/2000SenateS.Amdt.4137 Amendment SA 4137 not agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/14/2000SenateS.Amdt.4135 Amendment SA 4135 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 16 - 81. Record Vote Number: 250.
09/14/2000SenateS.Amdt.4136 Amendment SA 4136 not agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/14/2000SenateS.Amdt.4129 Amendment SA 4129, Division IV, not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 24 - 74. Record Vote Number: 249.
09/14/2000SenateS.Amdt.4129 Amendment SA 4129, Division I, not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay. 30 - 68. Record Vote Number: 248.
09/14/2000SenateS.Amdt.4129 Proposed amendment SA 4129 (Division V) withdrawn in Senate.
09/14/2000SenateS.Amdt.4129 Proposed amendment SA 4129 (Division III) withdrawn in Senate.
09/14/2000SenateS.Amdt.4129 Proposed amendment SA 4129 (Division II) withdrawn in Senate.
09/14/2000SenateS.Amdt.4134 Amendment SA 4134 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 6 - 90. Record Vote Number: 247.
09/14/2000SenateS.Amdt.4121 Proposed amendment SA 4121 withdrawn in Senate.
09/14/2000SenateS.Amdt.4118 Proposed amendment SA 4118 withdrawn in Senate.
09/14/2000SenateS.Amdt.4121 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8536)
09/14/2000SenateS.Amdt.4129 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8536, S8544-8548, S8557-8558)
09/14/2000SenateS.Amdt.4137 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8536, S8553-8557, S8559)
09/14/2000SenateS.Amdt.4135 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8536, S8550-8553, S8558-8559)
09/14/2000SenateS.Amdt.4118 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8536)
09/14/2000SenateS.Amdt.4134 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8536, S8539-8544)
09/14/2000SenateS.Amdt.4136 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8536, S8548-8550, S8558)
09/14/2000SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8536, S8539-8565)
09/13/2000SenateS.Amdt.4120 Amendment SA 4120 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 22 - 74. Record Vote Number: 246.
09/13/2000SenateS.Amdt.4138 Amendment SA 4138 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 18 - 78. Record Vote Number: 245.
09/13/2000SenateS.Amdt.4123 Amendment SA 4123 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 23 - 73. Record Vote Number: 244.
09/13/2000SenateS.Amdt.4128 Amendment SA 4128 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 53. Record Vote Number: 243.
09/13/2000SenateS.Amdt.4138 Amendment SA 4138 proposed by Senator Feingold. (consideration: CR S8484-8487, S8491-8492; text: CR S8484) To make technical changes relating to the recommendations of the Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China.
09/13/2000SenateS.Amdt.4123 Amendment SA 4123 proposed by Senator Helms. (consideration: CR S8471-8472, S8476-8484, S8491; text: CR S8471) To require the Secretary of Commerce to consult with leaders of American businesses to encourage them to adopt a code of conduct for doing business in the People's Republic of China.
09/13/2000SenateS.Amdt.4128 Amendment SA 4128 proposed by Senator Helms. (consideration: CR S8469-8471, S8472-8476, S8490-8491; text: CR S8470) To express the sense of Congress regarding forced abortions in the People's Republic of China.
09/13/2000SenateS.Amdt.4132 Motion to table amendment SA 4132 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 65 - 32. Record Vote Number: 242.
09/13/2000SenateS.Amdt.4129 Amendment SA 4129, Division VI, not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 29 - 66. Record Vote Number: 241.
09/13/2000SenateS.Amdt.4131 Amendment SA 4131 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 33 - 62. Record Vote Number: 240.
09/13/2000SenateS.Amdt.4121 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8443)
09/13/2000SenateS.Amdt.4129 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8443, S8445-8449)
09/13/2000SenateS.Amdt.4131 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8443-8444, S8449)
09/13/2000SenateS.Amdt.4137 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8444)
09/13/2000SenateS.Amdt.4135 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8443)
09/13/2000SenateS.Amdt.4118 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8443)
09/13/2000SenateS.Amdt.4134 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8443)
09/13/2000SenateS.Amdt.4120 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8443, S8487-8490, S8492)
09/13/2000SenateS.Amdt.4132 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8443, S8450-8468)
09/13/2000SenateS.Amdt.4136 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8443)
09/13/2000SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8443-84494)
09/12/2000SenateS.Amdt.4137 Amendment SA 4137 proposed by Senator Hollings. (consideration: CR S8396-8398; text: CR S8396) To condition eligibility for risk insurance provided by the Export-Import Bank or the Overseas Private Investment Corporation on certain certifications.
09/12/2000SenateS.Amdt.4136 Amendment SA 4136 proposed by Senator Hollings. (consideration: CR S8396-8398; text: S8396) To authorize and request the President to report to the Congress annually, beginning in January, 2001, on the balance of trade with China for advanced technology products, and direct the President to eliminate any deficit.
09/12/2000SenateS.Amdt.4135 Amendment SA 4135 proposed by Senator Hollings. (consideration: CR S8396-8398; text: CR S8396) To authorize and request the President to report to the Congress annually, beginning in January, 2001, on the balance of trade with China for cereals (wheat, corn, and rice) and soybeans, and to direct the President to eliminate any deficit.
09/12/2000SenateS.Amdt.4134 Amendment SA 4134 proposed by Senator Hollings. (consideration: CR S3896-8398; text: CR S8396) To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to require corporations to disclose foreign investment-related information in 10-K reports.
09/12/2000SenateS.Amdt.4125 Amendment SA 4125 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 32 - 63. Record Vote Number: 239.
09/12/2000SenateS.Amdt.4125 Amendment SA 4125 proposed by Senator Helms. (consideration: CR S8369-8370, S8375-8382; text: CR S8369-8370) To require the President certify to Congress that the People's Republic of China has taken certain actions with respect to ensuring human rights protection.
09/12/2000SenateS.Amdt.4119 Amendment SA 4119 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 29 - 68. Record Vote Number: 238.
09/12/2000SenateS.Amdt.4117 Amendment SA 4117 not agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/12/2000SenateS.Amdt.4117 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8354)
09/12/2000SenateS.Amdt.4121 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8354)
09/12/2000SenateS.Amdt.4129 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8354)
09/12/2000SenateS.Amdt.4119 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8353-8354, S8360-8366)
09/12/2000SenateS.Amdt.4131 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8354, S8382-8384)
09/12/2000SenateS.Amdt.4118 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8353)
09/12/2000SenateS.Amdt.4120 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8354)
09/12/2000SenateS.Amdt.4132 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8354-8357, S8366-8369, S8384-8396, S8399-8406)
09/12/2000SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8353-8357, S8360-8370, S8375-8406)
09/11/2000SenateS.Amdt.4132 Amendment SA 4132 proposed by Senator Thompson. (consideration: CR S8300-8337) To provide for the application of certain measures to covered countries in response to the contribution to the design, production, development, or acquisition of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons or ballistic or cruise missiles.
09/11/2000SenateS.Amdt.4131 Amendment SA 4131 proposed by Senator Byrd. (consideration: CR S8300; text: CR S8300) To improve the certainty of the implementation of import relief in cases of affirmative determinations by the International Trade Commission with respect to market disruption to domestic producers of like or directly competitive products.
09/11/2000SenateS.Amdt.4117 Amendment SA 4117 proposed by Senator Byrd. (consideration: CR S8298-8300; text: CR S8298) To require disclosure by the People's Republic of China of certain information relating to future compliance with World Trade Organization subsidy obligations.
09/11/2000SenateS.Amdt.4121 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8297)
09/11/2000SenateS.Amdt.4129 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8297)
09/11/2000SenateS.Amdt.4119 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8297)
09/11/2000SenateS.Amdt.4118 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8297)
09/11/2000SenateS.Amdt.4120 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8297)
09/11/2000SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8297-8337)
09/08/2000SenateS.Amdt.4121 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8252)
09/08/2000SenateS.Amdt.4129 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8252-8266)
09/08/2000SenateS.Amdt.4119 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8252)
09/08/2000SenateS.Amdt.4118 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8252)
09/08/2000SenateS.Amdt.4120 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8252)
09/08/2000SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8252-8266)
09/07/2000SenateS.Amdt.4129 Amendment SA 4129 was divided into Divisions I, II, III, IV, V, and VI.
09/07/2000SenateS.Amdt.4129 Amendment SA 4129 proposed by Senator Smith NH. (consideration: CR S8161-8163; text: CR S8161-8162) To require that the Congressional-Executive Commission monitor the cooperation of the People's Republic of China with respect to POW/MIA issues, improvement in the areas of forced abortions, slave labor, and organ harvesting, and for other purposes.
09/07/2000SenateS.Amdt.4122 Amendment SA 4122 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 13 - 81. Record Vote Number: 236. (text: CR S8152)
09/07/2000SenateS.Amdt.4122 Amendment SA 4122 proposed by Senator Hollings. (consideration: CR S8152-8159) To strike the provision terminating the application of chapter 1 of title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 and the effective date provisions, but provide for accession of the People's Republic of China to the World Trade Organization.
09/07/2000SenateS.Amdt.4115 Amendment SA 4115 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 31 - 65. Record Vote Number: 235. (text: CR S8141)
09/07/2000SenateS.Amdt.4115 Amendment SA 4115 proposed by Senator Byrd. (consideration: CR S8141-8152) To require the United States to support the transfer of United States clean energy technology as part of assistance programs with respect to China's energy sector, and for other purposes.
09/07/2000SenateS.Amdt.4114 Amendment SA 4114 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 28 - 69. Record Vote Number: 234. (text: CR S8132-8133)
09/07/2000SenateS.Amdt.4121 Amendment SA 4121 proposed by Senator Wellstone. (consideration: CR S8138-8139) To strengthen the rights of workers to associate, organize and strike, and for other purposes.
09/07/2000SenateS.Amdt.4120 Amendment SA 4120 proposed by Senator Wellstone. (consideration: CR S8138; text: CR S8138) To require that the President certify to Congress that the People's Republic of China has responded to inquiries regarding certain people who have been detained or imprisoned and has made substantial progress in releasing from prison people incarcerated for organizing independent trade unions.
09/07/2000SenateS.Amdt.4119 Amendment SA 4119 proposed by Senator Wellstone. (consideration: CR S8138; text: CR S8138) To require the President certify to Congress that the People's Republic of China is in compliance with certain Memoranda of Understanding regarding prohibition on import and export of prison labor products and for other purposes.
09/07/2000SenateS.Amdt.4118 Amendment SA 4118 proposed by Senator Wellstone. (consideration: CR S8138; text: CR S8138) To require the President to certify to Congress that the People's Republic of China has taken certain actions with respect to ensuring human rights protection.
09/07/2000SenateS.Amdt.4114 Amendment SA 4114 proposed by Senator Wellstone. (consideration: CR S8132-8141) To require the President to certify to Congress that the People's Republic of China has taken certain actions with respect to ensuring religious freedom, as recommended by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.
09/07/2000SenateMeasure laid before Senate by motion.
09/07/2000SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 92 - 5. Record Vote Number: 233.
09/07/2000SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered. (consideration: CR S8132-8163)
09/06/2000SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered. (consideration: CR S8035-8041, S8044-8045, S8048-8069)
09/05/2000SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered. (consideration: CR S7963-7967, S7974-7978, S7981-7983)
07/27/2000SenateCloture on the motion to proceed invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 86 - 12. Record Vote Number: 231. (consideration: CR S7768-7773)
07/26/2000SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
07/26/2000SenateCloture motion on the motion to proceed presented in Senate.
07/26/2000SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S7590)
05/25/2000SenateReceived in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 575.
05/24/2000-5:42pmHouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
05/24/2000-5:42pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/24/2000-5:42pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 237 - 197 (Roll no. 228). (text: CR H3662-3670)
05/24/2000-5:25pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 258 (Roll no. 227). (text: CR H3744)
05/24/2000-5:07pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
05/24/2000-4:51pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion require the bill to promptly be reported back to the House with an amendment that adds a new section to provide the conditions under which withdrawal of normal trade relations with China can occur. Such conditions involve a situation in which China attacks, invades, or imposes a blockade on Taiwan.
05/24/2000-4:51pmHouseMr. Bonior moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means and International Relations.
05/24/2000-4:50pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
05/24/2000-4:15pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The House continued with debate on H.R. 4444.
05/24/2000-12:09pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to H. Res. 510, the House proceeded with three hours of general debate on H.R. 4444.
05/24/2000-12:08pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3662-3747; text of measure as introduced: CR H3662)
05/24/2000-12:06pmHouseRule H. Res. 510 passed House.
05/23/2000-11:56pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 510 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4444 with 3 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
05/23/2000-7:02pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4444 as unfinished business.
05/23/2000-4:37pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 2 hours of general debate on H.R. 4444.
05/23/2000-4:37pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Ray LaHood to act as Chairman of the Committee.
05/23/2000-4:37pmHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union pursuant to special order.
05/23/2000-4:37pmHouseConsidered by previous order. (consideration: CR H3596-3615)
05/23/2000-4:36pmHouseConsideration initiated by previous order.
05/23/2000-3:42pmHouseORDER OF BUSINESS FOR H.R. 4444 - Mr. Dreier asked unanimous consent that it be in order at any time for the Speaker to declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union as though pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII for consideration of H.R. 4444; that the first reading of the bill be dispensed with; that all points of order against consideration of the bill be waived; that general debate proceed for a period not to exceed 2 hours equally divided and controlled; that after general debate the Committee of the Whole rise without motion; and that no further consideration of the bill be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House. Agreed to without objection.
05/22/2000HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 347.
05/22/2000HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 106-632.
05/17/2000HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 34 - 4.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
05/17/2000HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
05/15/2000HouseReferred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
05/15/2000HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (3)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Crane, Philip M. [R-IL-8]* 05/15/2000
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-5]* 05/15/2000
Rep. Tanner, John S. [D-TN-8]* 05/15/2000

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House Ways and Means05/15/2000 Referred to
05/17/2000 Markup by
05/22/2000 Reported by H. Rept. 106-632

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Division A: Normal Trade Relations for the People's Republic of China - Title I: Normal Trade Relations - Authorizes the President to extend nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the products of the People's Republic of China, provided, prior to such determination, the President certifies to Congress that the terms and conditions for China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) are at least equivalent to those agreed between the United States and China on November 15, 1999.

(Sec. 103) Amends the Trade Act of 1974 to direct the President to increase duties and impose other import restrictions on products of China that are being imported into the United States in such increased quantities or under such conditions as to cause or threaten to cause market disruption to the U.S. producers of a like or directly competitive product.

Directs the International Trade Commission (ITC), upon the filing of a petition by an entity requesting relief from injury caused by import competition, upon the request of the President or the United States Trade Representative (USTR), upon resolution of specified congressional committees, or on its own motion, to promptly initiate an investigation to determine whether the products of China are being imported into the United States in such increased quantities or under such conditions as to cause or threaten to cause market disruption to the U.S. producers of like or directly competitive products. Subjects such investigations to certain requirements of the Trade Act of 1974 regarding limitations on investigations of injuries from import competition and procedures concerning the release of confidential business information.

Declares a market disruption to exist whenever imports of an article like or directly competitive with an article produced by a domestic industry are increasing rapidly, either absolutely or relatively, so as to be a significant cause of material injury, or threat of material injury, to the domestic industry.

Directs the ITC, if it makes an affirmative determination that market disruption exists, to propose the amount of increase in, or imposition of, any duty or other import restrictions necessary to prevent or remedy the market disruption. Requires the ITC to report to the President and the USTR with respect to its determination, including any recommendations. Requires the USTR to provide notice and the opportunity for public comment with respect to any proposed measure of the ITC.

Directs the ITC to take certain actions with respect to a petition which alleges that critical circumstances exist and requests relief with respect to a particular product. Requires the ITC in such cases: (1) to determine whether delay in taking action would cause damage to the domestic industry which would be difficult to repair; and (2) if there is an affirmative determination, to make a preliminary determination of whether imports of the product which is the subject of the investigation have caused or threatened to cause market disruption. Requires the President, within ten days after receiving the USTR's recommendation with respect to an affirmative determination, to determine whether to provide provisional relief in the form of: (1) the imposition of or increase in any duty; (2) any modification, or imposition of any quantitative restriction on the importation of an article into the United States; or (3) any combination of such actions.

Authorizes the USTR to enter into agreements with China to take any action necessary to prevent or remedy market disruption. Urges the USTR to seek to conclude such agreements within a specified time period. Directs the President, if it is in the national economic interest of the United States, to impose or increase the duties, or impose other restrictions, on the products of China if no agreement is reached or if the President determines that an agreement is not preventing or remedying the market disruption.

Directs the USTR, in cases where a WTO member (other than the United States) requests consultations with China under the product-specific safeguard provision of the Protocol of Accession of the People's Republic of China to the WTO, to inform the U.S. Customs Service, which shall monitor imports into the United States of those Chinese products that are the subject of the consultation request.

Directs the ITC, upon the filing of a petition by an entity requesting relief from injury caused by import competition, upon the request of the President or the USTR, upon resolution of specified congressional committees, or on its own motion, to promptly initiate an investigation to determine whether specified actions by China or a WTO member (other than the United States) has caused or threatens to cause a significant diversion of trade into the domestic market of the United States.

Authorizes the USTR to enter into agreements with China or other WTO members to take any action necessary to prevent or remedy significant trade diversion, or its threat, into the domestic market of the United States. Urges the USTR to conclude such agreements within a specified time period. Requires the President, within 20 days after receiving the USTR's recommendation concerning the trade diversion, to determine what action to take to prevent or remedy such diversion or its threat. Requires the ITC to review the continued need for trade relief taken under this Act if a WTO member notifies the Committee on Safeguards of the WTO of any modification in the action taken by them against China.

Directs the President to provide by regulation for the efficient and fair administration of any restriction imposed under this Act.

Division B: United States-China Relations - Title II: General Provisions - U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000 - Declares it to be the policy of the United States to: (1) develop trade relations that broaden the benefits of trade, and that lead to an increase, rather than a decrease, of labor, environmental, commercial rule of law, market access, anticorruption, and other standards across national borders; (2) pursue effective enforcement of trade-related and other international commitments by foreign governments through enforcement mechanisms of international organizations and through the application of U.S. law; (3) encourage the People's Republic of China to afford its workers internationally recognized worker rights and to protect the human rights of its people; and (4) highlight in the United Nations Human Rights Commission and in other appropriate fora violations of human rights by foreign governments, and seek the support of other governments in urging improvements in human rights practices.

Title III: Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China - Establishes a Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China which shall: (1) monitor the acts of China which reflect compliance with or violation of certain human rights, in particular, those contained in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; (2) compile lists of persons believed to be imprisoned, detained, or placed under house arrest, tortured, or otherwise persecuted by the Government of China due to the pursuit of their human rights; (3) monitor the development of the rule of law in China; (4) monitor and encourage the development of programs and activities of the U.S. Government and private organizations with a view toward increasing the interchange of people and ideas between the United States and China and expanding cooperation in areas that include, but are not limited to, increasing enforcement of human rights and developing the rule of law. Requires the Commission in carrying out its duties to seek out and maintain contacts with nongovernmental organizations and to cooperate with the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues in the Department of State. Directs the Commission to report annually to the President and to Congress with respect to its findings (and any recommendations).

(Sec. 303) Sets forth the composition of the Commission.

(Sec. 307) Authorizes appropriations for FY 2001, and each ensuing fiscal year.

Title IV: Monitoring and Enforcement of the People's Republic of China's WTO Commitments - Subtitle A: Review of Membership of the People's Republic of China in the WTO - Declares it shall be the objective of the United States to obtain as part of the Protocol of Accession of the People's Republic of China to the World Trade Organization (WTO), an annual review within the WTO of China's compliance with its terms of accession.

Subtitle B: Authorization to Promote Compliance with Trade Agreements - Authorizes appropriations for FY 2001, and each ensuing fiscal year, for additional resources for specified Federal agencies engaged in monitoring and enforcement of U.S. trade agreements and trade laws with respect to China, including a Trade Law Technical Assistance Center to assist small- and medium-sized businesses, workers, and unions in evaluating potential remedies available under U.S. trade laws with respect to trade involving China.

Subtitle C: Report on Compliance by the People's Republic of China with WTO Obligations - Directs the USTR, not later than one year after China accedes to the WTO, and annually thereafter, to report to Congress on China's compliance with its commitments under the WTO, including both multilateral commitments and any bilateral commitments made to the United States.

Title V: Trade and Rule of Law Issues in the People's Republic of China - Subtitle A: Task Force on Prohibition of Importation of Products of Forced or Prison Labor From the People's Republic of China - Establishes a task force on prohibition of importation of products of forced or prison labor from China. Sets forth the functions of the Task Force, including monitoring and enforcing compliance with the ban on the import into the United States of products produced in China by convict labor, forced labor, or indentured labor.

(Sec. 503) Sets forth the composition of the Task Force.

(Sec. 504) Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 505) Requires the Task Force to report annually to Congress on its work.

Subtitle B: Assistance to Develop Commercial and Labor Rule of Law - Directs the Secretary of Commerce to establish in China a program to conduct rule of law training and technical assistance related to: (1) commercial activities; (2) protection of internationally recognized worker rights; and (3) development of the legal system and civil society.

(Sec. 514) Authorizes appropriations (with a bar to the use of appropriated funds to the Government of China if evidence exists it has been responsible for human rights violations).

Title VI: Accession of Taiwan to the WTO - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) upon approval of the accession of China to the WTO, the US representative to the WTO should request that the WTO General Council consider Taiwan's accession to the WTO as its next order of business; and (2) the United States should be prepared to counter any effort by any WTO member country, upon China's accession, to block Taiwan's accession.

Title VII: Related Issues - Authorizes appropriations for FY 2001 and 2002 for the Department of State and related agencies and the Broadcasting Board of Governors for certain broadcasting capital improvements and international broadcasting operations with respect to China.