Bipartisan discussion of threats from China

February 28, 2023
China's flag waving in the air

The diversity of our viewpoints and backgrounds is not a bug in America’s operating system…We must summon that unity if we are to safeguard our values and our economic way of life going forward.

Representative of Illinois and top Democrat of the committee, Raja Krishnamoorthi, at the beginning of the first hearing of the House committee on China.

Why It Matters: Democratic and Republican leaders met on Capitol Hill Tuesday evening for the first hearing of the new House committee on China. The goal of the committee is to create shared awareness of threats posed by the Chinese government and create policy recommendations that both Democrats and Republicans can support.

H.R. McMaster, former national security adviser, and Matthew Pottinger, former deputy national security adviser, both testified. Chinese human rights activist, Tong Yi and head of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, Scott Paul, also appeared.

What was discussed? Questions were asked regarding the spy balloon, potential Chinese arms in Russia, China-Taiwan relations, data privacy, TikTok, business, and the origin of COVID-19.

China zeroes in on China– as economic and security threats loom (NPR)

What you need to know on the new House committee on China's first hearing (CNBC)

Bipartisan China committee holds first hearing on 'existential struggle' with Beijing (NBC News)

by Jenna Lee,