Keith Krach, former undersecretary of state for economic growth, energy, and the environment in the Trump administration, is adamant about what questions he would have lawmakers ask TikTok’s chief executive officer, Shou Zi Chew, during Shou’s appearance before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 23.

“Well, maybe the first thing I’d ask him is, ‘Are there members of the [Chinese] Communist Party on your board?’ And the answer would be ‘yes,'” says Krach, who chairs the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue University.

“I think the other questions I would ask him would be around China’s National Security Intelligence Act that requires any Chinese company, state-owned or otherwise, or any Chinese individual, to turn over any data, proprietary information, anything of that sort, data upon request of the Chinese Communist Party,” Krach added, “And if you don’t do that, you’re going to go to prison. I would ask him about that.”

Krach joins today’s episode of “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss some of the national security concerns surrounding the Chinese-owned app TikTok and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s upcoming meeting in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week.


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