US House China panel recommends policy proposals to take action over Uyghur, Taiwan issues

Chairman Gallagher: Select Committee has adopted "policy recommendations to sanction responsible CCP officials, ensure American companies are not complicit, and end the de minimis loophole to curtail profits from Uyghur forced labor."

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On Wednesday, the Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party unanimously adopted its policy proposals to help end the “CCP’s ongoing Uyghur genocide” and adopted its policy proposals to enhance “Taiwan’s deterrence.”

According to a statement by the Select Committee, “the first bipartisan set of policy recommendations stem from the Select Committee’s March hearing that featured a witness and a survivor of the CCP’s ongoing Uyghur genocide. The second follows the Select Committee’s April wargame that showcased the horrifying costs of a deterrence failure in the Indo-Pacific.”

The policy recommendations for the “CCP’s ongoing Uyghur genocide” include leading a global diplomatic response against China; demanding the Biden Administration to apply the existing sanctions against CCP-backed companies; and restricting U.S. pensions, university endowments, and hedge funds from investing in CCP-backed companies or sectors.

The policy recommendations to “Preserve Peace and Stability in the Taiwan Strait” include manufacturing and supplying more long-range missiles to the Indo-Pacific region; establishing a U.S. military Joint Task Force; combined military training between the U.S. and Taiwan; and creating a U.S.-Taiwan Combined Planning Group.

Chairman Mike Gallagher and Ranking Member Raja Krishnamoorthi issued a joint statement on the Select Committee’s first policy endorsements: “The competition with the CCP requires us working together across the aisle, and we are proud that today we voted overwhelmingly to adopt the Select Committee’s first policy recommendations regarding the Uyghur genocide and Taiwan.”

“This is only a first step, and we will continue operating in a bipartisan way to send a message that we are committed to deterrence in the Taiwan Strait and that we won’t turn a blind eye as the CCP commits genocide, “the crime above all crimes,” against the Uyghur people,” Gallagher continued.

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