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Risch, who leads Republicans on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced the “Strengthening Trade, Regional Alliances, Technology, and Economic and Geopolitical Initiatives Concerning China Act (STRATEGIC Act),” a bill “which would help advance a strategy for U.S. competition with the People’s Republic of China (PRC).”
Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn’s, R-Tenn., proposal “ to shed light on the 157 sister city partnerships between U.S. and Chinese communities.”
Last week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--teamed up with U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., on the “Fighting Oppression until the Reign of Castro Ends (FORCE) Act” to keep Cuba on the State Sponsor of Terrorism List.
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.
Last summer, Rubio, who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and then U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., who was on the U.S. House Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee, joined U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., in bringing out the proposal.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, teamed up with members of Congress on Monday to issue a joint statement in response to the Chinese government’s decision to schedule a March 11 vote in the National People’s Congress that would impose new restrictions on Hong Kong’s electoral system.
Merkley introduced the proposal this week with the support of Rubio, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
Deutch, the chairman of the U.S. House North Africa and Middle East Subcommittee, first introduced the bill in October 2019. U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, the top Republican on the subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-NJ, cosponsored the bill which cleared the House on a voice vote back in November.
Dahua Technology is a Chinese company that has reportedly developed facial recognition software to recognize and report the detection of Uyghur Muslims to Chinese authorities, facilitating the Chinese government’s ongoing genocide and other crimes against humanity against the Uyghur people.
The host of senators, which included U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, took aim at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s human rights record.
U.S. Sec. of State Henry Blinken weighed in on Monday on why the administration wanted the U.S. to rejoin the council.
On February 1, the Burmese armed forces, also known as Tatmadaw, overturned the results of Burma’s November 2020 elections. They seized power in a military coup and detained the country’s democratically elected leaders, including State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint. Previously, multiple international bodies, as well as investigators associated with the U.S. Department of State, have determined that there is evidence that the military-led abuses against the Rohingya people in Burma constitute crimes against humanity and genocide.