The Faces of Corporate America’s Capitulation to China

Paul Lalli, global vice president of human rights at Coca-Cola, testifies during a hearing of the Congressional Executive Commission on China, July 27, 2021. (Screengrab via YouTube)
A congressional panel’s hearing on the upcoming Beijing Olympics makes China-enabling executives famous.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE C orporate America’s breathless courtship of the Chinese Communist Party was given five public faces during a hearing hosted yesterday by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China on corporate sponsorship of the Beijing 2022 Olympics.

“This is one of the most pathetic and disgraceful hearings in which I have participated in my eight years in the Congress,” said Senator Tom Cotton, in one of the most explosive moments of the two-hour affair, ripping into Coke’s global vice president for human rights, Paul Lalli.

Lalli and his counterparts from other prominent U.S. companies — Airbnb’s David Holyoke, Intel’s Steven Rodgers, Procter & Gamble’s Sean Mulvaney,

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