Washington: Members of the US Congress have called
for legislative action to deal with the United States''
trade imbalance with China, which has increased 155
per cent to $213.5 billion in 2006, up from $83 billion
at the US-China economic and security review commission
echoed the government''s charge against China of keeping
its currency artificially low against the dollar, which
makes Chinese imports cheap in comparison to American
goods while making US products expensive in the Chinese
say this has led to the burgeoning trade imbalance between
the two countries. US imports a third of Chinese exports,
making it China''s top trading partner.
and Republican members of the Congress wanted the administration
to threaten China with economic sanctions if it failed
to change its trade policies.