By Julian Pecquet - 07/23/13 11:58 PM EDT
“According to independent groups and advocates, Vietnam’s deplorable human rights record has only gotten worse in the past few years. The United States can play an important role by making it clear that the future of good relations with our country goes hand in hand with Vietnam affording its citizens their basic rights.”
“Trade must not come at the expense of human rights,” Davis said.
Lofgren is the author of legislation that would bar Vietnam from enjoying special U.S. trade preferences until it takes measures to curb human rights abuses. Davis and Lowenthal have signed on to the bill.
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