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End of History (15) Lawrence Summers

| Mar 11, 2022

“[G]ranting PNTR to China represents but one of the aspect of the relationship with China that we will be pursuing in the years ahead—and one piece of the global economic system we would like to build. It will, however, be an exceptionally important piece—one that is fundamentally supportive of our broader long-term economic and broader national interests. Indeed, with due respect to all the other issues we work on, I believe this is the only vote that Congress will take this year that is likely to appear in a prominent way in history books 25 or 50 years from now.”

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Wells King is the research director at American Compass.


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