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Members of Congress are moving ahead with legislation seeking curbs on Chinese government influence operations in the United States.
Lawmakers in the House plan to introduce legislation today that would require Chinese government-funded Confucius Institutes operating on American university campuses to register as foreign agents.
The article goes on to state the following:
The bill, called the “Countering the Chinese Government and Communist Party’s Political Influence Operations Act of 2018” also would require American intelligence agencies to provide a detailed report on Beijing’s extensive covert and overt influence operations.
The bill is being sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R., N.J.) and Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Ohio), both members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. It will be introduced Monday coinciding with the 29th anniversary of the Chinese military’s bloody crackdown on unarmed pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.
The Free Beacon noted that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), an outspoken critics of aggressive Chinese activities, is expected to sponsor a similar bill in the Senate.
“We cannot allow an autocratic dictatorship to dominate the global economy and global technology by stealing from us at the expense of the democratic order in the world,” he said. “Democracies are morally superior to dictatorships, and if we allow China to cheat and steal their way into dominance, there will be more dictatorships and less democracies on this planet, and we will all pay a price for that.”
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