WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — “For decades, the United States and its allies have been
asleep at the wheel,” said Cong. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Republican's China Task Force at a Sept. 30th press conference releasing a “comprehensive blueprint” report to counter a wide range of threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The China task force, after a months-long probe, made more than 400 recommendations to respond to the regime’s malign actions against the United States and the free world, dubbing the Party a “generational threat.”
Among the recommendations are:
- Moving Critical Industries, including Medical Supply Chains, away from China to the United States
- Modernizing the U.S. Military
- Imposing new sanctions to punish the regime’s human rights abuses and malign influence activities
- A government-wide information campaign to combat the CCP’s propaganda and disinformation efforts
- Heightened scrutiny of Chinese investments in U.S. Companies, and
- Negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with Taiwan
The House Republican's report comes as Congress and the Trump Administration are taking an increasingly tougher stance against the regime. Over the past year, Congress has passed several human rights measures focused on Hong Kong and Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang Region with broad bipartisan support.
But Democrats have been reluctant to focus on the Chinese Communist Party’s role in the global spread of the CCP virus, and instead have concentrated their efforts on criticizing the Trump Administration’s handling of the pandemic.
“The severity of the pandemic is the direct result of the Chinese Communist Party’s obsession with its control and reputation,” the report states, referring to Beijing’s coverup and suppression of those who sounded the alarm about the outbreak early on.
“The CCP downplayed the crisis, and continues to hide key information from the world. The result was a global disaster. The CCP’s communist ideology itself brought the world to a deadly, painful, and costly standstill.”
McCaul, along with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA, at right with Cong. McCaul outside the White House,) said during the task force's press conference that the regime’s response to the outbreak and its subsequent hoarding of medical supplies created an “awakening experience” for the American people.
According to the task force, 60% of the recommendations were bipartisan. The group – composed of 15 Republican House members – was initially organized as a bipartisan committee, but Democrats at the last minute declined to particpate.
Over the course of this year, Beijing’s actions domestically and abroad have drawn condemnation from the international community, including its crackdown on Hong Kong’s freedoms, oppression of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, and military aggression in the South China Sea and toward Taiwan.
About 200 of the recommendations are directed at Congress, and about one-third of those are measures that have already passed in either the House or the Senate with bipartisan support.
In response to Beijing’s widening subversion of Hong Kong’s autonomy, the task force recommends that the administration provide safe harbor to Hongkongers fleeing the city.
It also urges Congress to require an interagency assessment of the Chinese regime’s organ harvesting practices. Beijing forcibly extracts organs from prisoners of conscience, mainly Falun Gong practitioners, to supply its official transplant system, according to the 2019 findings of an independent expert panel.