Links between Chinese officials and U.S. political campaignscoupled
with renewed concern about human rights abuses by the Chinese
governmenthave put China policy center stage. But while public
officials and many commentators here have focused their attention
mostly on the contentious issue of whether to renew China's most-favored-nation
trading status, the more important question is whether China should
be admitted into the World Trade Organization (WTO)and whether
formerly communist states such as Russia should be next.