BIS Reportedly Plans to Suspend China VEU Program
The Washington Times
A Commerce Department official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of ongoing diplomatic negotiations, told The Times that the Bush administration plans to suspend the program unless it can impose safeguards before it leaves office next month.In October 2007, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced
"This program will either be fixed or ended before Jan. 20," the official said, adding that a decision will be made "in days, not weeks."
China could avoid a suspension of the program by agreeing to U.S. demands for on-site inspections. The official said, however, that it does not appear likely that Beijing will make concessions before the Bush administration leaves office.
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