Revoke China's trade privileges Smith: ‘US must respond boldly to the Chinese Communist Party’s outrageous violation of our national sovereignty’
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chair of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, today called for an immediate and bold response by the United States on the heels of the Chinese Communist Party’s spy balloon flight:
“The United States must respond boldly to the Chinese Communist Party’s outrageous violation of our national sovereignty.
We cannot afford the Biden Administration’s continued weak nonresponse to the great and growing threat posed by the CCP to our national security and the livelihoods of the American people.
Congress should immediately pass my legislation—the China Trade Relations Act of 2023—to strip China of its trade privileges in response to the CCP’s outrageous human rights violations and its systematic economic espionage against the United States.
If China wishes to enjoy normal trade relations with the United States, the Chinese government must first respect our sovereignty and cease its atrocious human rights abuses including pervasive religious persecution, forced organ harvesting, transnational repression, and ongoing genocide against Uyghurs and other Central Asian minorities.
The Biden Administration must abandon its fantasy that the CCP wants to cooperate with the United States before it’s too late.”