Under Xi Jinping, the People’s Republic of China has married global ambitions to pervasive social control. Through surveillance and suppression, military modernization, and predatory industrial policy, Xi and the Chinese Communist Party seek to cement totalitarian rule in China, gain hegemony in the Indo-Pacific, and ensure China becomes the dominant global player. As such, China challenges America’s regional interests, pressures Taiwan and other regional allies, and threatens Hong Kong, ethnic Uighurs, and millions more.

What are leaders in Congress doing to counter China? What are the elements of a legislative response, including in foreign policy, national security, development, and human rights reforms?

Join AEI’s Dan Blumenthal for a conversation with House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX). This audio is taken from an AEI event hosted on Feb. 4, 2020 at AEI’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

Watch the full event here.


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