Several leading US Republican lawmakers have introduced more than a dozen bills in Congress to counter the growing Chinese influence in the country and protect America’s critical infrastructure.
Relations between the US and China are at an all-time low. The two countries are currently in a fierce battle on various issues including trade, the origins of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the communist giant’s aggressive military steps in the controversial South China Sea, and human rights.
The bills were presented to Congress on Thursday.
Separately, Senator Rick Scott reintroduced the Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act, sponsored by Congressman Guy Reschenthaler in the US House of Representatives, to protect Taiwan from the growing aggression of communist China.
The Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act further strengthens US-Taiwan relations and strengthens Taiwan’s ability to oppose the aggressive policies and military actions of communist China. China regards Taiwan as a rebel province that needs to be reunited with the mainland also by force.
Congressman Mark Green, who introduced five bills, said the rise in military and economic power in communist China is one of the greatest security arrangements the US is facing today. China’s leaders now claim dominance diplomatically, informatively, militarily and economically.
The law to secure our systems against China’s tactics prevents China from buying vulnerable American defense companies.
The China Technology Transfer Control Act prevents the Chinese military from acquiring sensitive technology and intellectual property. The resolution on the repayment of debt in China calls on China to repay $ 1.6 trillion in national debt owed to the American people.
“It is time we looked into the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to exercise control over our economy, our educational institutions and our military industrial base. From stealing sensitive intellectual property to hunting down vulnerable American companies, China’s communist leaders have ambitions persecuted at a high cost to the American people, their own people and the world, “Green said.
“My bills are taking the quick steps we need to protect America’s critical infrastructure and bring our supply chains home. Our safety and prosperity depend on it,” said Green.
Congressman Jim Banks, who introduced another five bills, said the main threat to American freedom and justice is the Chinese Communist Party.
“China is our main military adversary, but it is also trying to infiltrate our economy, universities, digital infrastructure and intelligence services. Congress should focus on protecting each of these American institutions from the Chinese regime,” he said.
Suspension of Funding The PLA Act prevents US investment from flowing into China’s military industrial base by requiring Treasury-led efforts to compile a list of PLA-affiliated companies that includes US individuals, corporations, banks, and the United States Financial institutions cannot invest.
The People’s Republic of China’s restriction on acquisitions empowers the United States Foreign Investment Committee (CFIUS) to review the national security impact assessment of foreign investment in U.S. companies or operations to identify predatory investments by American companies by the Chinese government.
A non-partisan law was introduced in the House of Representatives to prohibit the importation of forced labor into China.
It was unveiled today by Congresswoman James P. McGovern, Chair of the Executive Committee of Congress for China and Co-Chair of the Human Rights Commission by Tom Lantos, Chris Smith, Thomas R. Suozzi, Vicky Hartzler, Tom Malinowski, Mike Gallagher, and Jennifer Wexton.
The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act would create a “rebuttable presumption” that all Uyghur goods made in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region (XUAR) are made using forced labor and are prohibited from entering the United States unless “clear and convincing” Evidence to the contrary can be found.
Congressman Ronny Jackson introduced the Law on Doing Business with Chinese Military Companies.
These legislative efforts are part of a sweeping push by the Republican Studies Committee, the largest Republican caucus in the House, aimed at continuing President Trump’s legacy of asserting himself against the Chinese Communist Party, a media release said.
In a similar development, Congressmen Young Kim and Brad Sherman led a bipartisan effort to help Taiwan regain its observer status in the World Health Organization (WHO).
Taiwan held observer status from 2009 to 2017 when its status was revoked due to pressure from the People’s Republic of China.
The bill they introduced would instruct the Foreign Minister to implement a strategy to restore observer status for Taiwan in the WHO and in the WHO’s decision-making body, the World Health Assembly (WHA).
Greg Murphy, a member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Labor Investment, reintroduced the Vile Foreign Executives Act through Corruption Enrichment Education Networks (INFLUENCE), which aims to limit the theft of intellectual property by foreigners from colleges and universities.
“We have evidence that the Chinese government will stop at nothing to steal American secrets and intellectual property. To prevent this, we need to take a closer look at foreign participation in colleges and universities, where much of American research is conducted taking place. “said Murphy.
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