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The House’s AD Hoc Committee on China made policy recommendations on Xinjiang and Taiwan

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The Republican-led AD Hoc Committee on Strategic Competition between the US and the Communist Party of China in the US House of Representatives released two reports Tuesday, respectively recommending that the US strike back at China over its handling of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang and Taiwan, the committee’s first policy recommendations for the 118th Congress. The commission hopes some of its recommendations will become law this year.

The Xinjiang report includes legislation to sanction China’s top 10 technology companies linked to the “genocide,” strengthen U.S. diplomatic efforts and foreign aid programs, promote awareness of Uighur human rights abuses, And strengthen the Prevention of Forced Uighur Labor Law by lowering the “minimum tax Threshold” for duty-free goods from China, providing additional resources for U.S. Customs and Border Protection to identify products produced using forced labor, and prohibiting federal government savings plans (TSPS) and federal retirement accounts from investing in U.S.-sanctioned Chinese entities, among other measures.

The second report puts forward 10 recommendations on the Taiwan issue, namely, using multi-year procurement to rapidly increase the number of theater long-range strike assets. Second, develop joint plans with US Allies and partners to impose severe diplomatic and economic costs on the Chinese Communist Party in the event of military aggression against Taiwan. Expanding synthetic military training between the United States and Taiwan. Iv. Urgently provide Taiwan with necessary hard power, including military equipment and weapons it has already procured. 5.

Fully implement the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act to ensure the establishment of a standing Joint Force headquarters or joint working group focused on command and control of emergent crises. 6. Strengthen the resilience of key US infrastructure, especially cyber, related to national defense readiness. 7. Assisting Taiwan in strengthening its cyber security posture. 8. Establishment of US-Taiwan Joint Planning Group. 9. Strengthen and distribute the US force posture in the Indo-Pacific region.

The committee’s chairman, Republican Representative Richard Gallagher, said his strategy for leading the committee was to focus first on human rights abuses before moving on to military and economic issues. He wanted to “set the tone from the beginning” that Congress was “not at loggerheads with the Chinese people, who are often the primary victims of the Communist Party’s totalitarian repression and aggression.”
“We will continue to operate in a bipartisan manner to send a message that we are committed to deterrence in the Taiwan Strait and that we will not turn a blind eye to the Communist Party’s ‘genocide’ of the Uighur people, which is the worst crime of all,” Gallagher said in a joint statement with the committee’s chief Democratic lawmaker, Raja Krishnamoti.

“In most of our hearings, you can close your eyes and not know whether it’s a Democrat or a Republican speaking,” Gallagher added. “The fact that we’ve been criticized for being too cooperative in our approach to China tells us we’re on the right track.”

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