U.S. textile companies call for curbs on China ...7/30/2003

 In another sign of how American companies are struggling in the face of China? export powerhouse, a coalition of textile and apparel industry groups is asking the U.S. government for new protection against what it calls unfair competition.
The coalition is pressing the Bush administration to limit certain imports from China, raising the stakes in the latest of several long-running trade disputes with Beijing. In a petition Thursday, the group also called on the White House to impose safeguards that were agreed upon when China entered the World Trade Organization in late 2001