China Learns How To 'Work' Capitol Hill Through Lobbying

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • John Pomfret Washington Post

The congressional about-face illustrates a dramatic increase in China's influence on Capitol Hill, where for years its lobbying muscle never matched its ballooning importance in world affairs. Members of Congress, lobbyists and other observers said China's new prominence is largely the result of Beijing's increasingly sophisticated efforts to influence events at the center of U.S. power -- and a growing realization among U.S. lawmakers that China has become a critical economic player across America.

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