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Scott’s resolution “condemning military aggression and use of force by the Chinese Coast Guard against peaceful foreign vessels that purportedly violate the unlawful maritime sovereignty of China” was backed by U.S. Sens. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Thom Tillis, R-NC, and Roger Wicker, R-Miss.
“The bill would reinstate the policy in place before 2014, which granted People’s Republic of China (PRC) applicants one-year multi-entry visas. PRC applicants, some of whom engage in espionage and other malign activity, should undergo regular consular interviews and screening to ensure they have a legitimate reason to travel to the United States,” the senators’ offices noted.
Beijing has continually sought to extend its dominance over the region, including setting up an air defense zone in the sea and putting up several structures with war-making capabilities on an archipelago in the South China Sea.
Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing condolences for the loss of 20 Indian soldiers last month during the Chinese assault on Indian troops in the Galwan Valley, and offering his support as India continues to stand strong against Communist China and General Secretary of the Communist Party Xi.
B-1, B-52, and B-2 bombers from U.S. bases in Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, Darwin in Australia and Guam and Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean conduct coordinated strikes using “low observable cruise missiles” against China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea. This is followed by a second wave of warplanes that drop “bunker-buster” bombs and other earth-penetrating munitions to pulverize the artificial islands into sand.