What Congress Is Doing to Push Back against Chinese Influence

The Chinese national flag in Beijing, China, April 29, 2020 (Thomas Peter/Reuters)
House Republicans are finding ways to fight the Chinese Communist Party. House Democrats aren’t interested.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he outset of the coronavirus pandemic — and the Chinese Communist Party’s conduct in the months that followed — have accelerated a reckoning with U.S. policy toward the People’s Republic. Whereas top policy makers once believed in the prospects of liberalization through engagement, an emerging bipartisan consensus sees the CCP as a global opponent with ambitions that span the globe. Over the past several months, the Trump administration has — as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo put it in July — effectively ended the age of “blind engagement” by implementing a series of measures to push back against malign CCP

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