“My bill controls U.S. exports of specific technologies and intellectual house critical to U.S. national interests to the People’s Republic of China,” says Rep. Mark Green, noticed right here at the Capitol on Aug. 31, 2021. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Contact/Getty Photos)

Rep. Mark Green on Thursday reintroduced legislation relating to “U.S. exports of specific technologies and intellectual property” to China.

“It’s no secret the Chinese Communist Celebration guidelines its individuals via worry. From social credit systems dictated by the celebration to a surveillance state like a thing out of ‘1984,’ the Chinese individuals reside beneath intense tyranny,” Green, R-Tenn., chairman of the Home Homeland Safety Committee, told The Day-to-day Signal in an emailed statement.

“That’s why I’m introducing the China Technologies Transfer Manage Act. The United States ought to not contribute to the transfer of technologies with the CCP that leads to furthering its authoritarian state,” the Tennessee lawmaker stated.

Green 1st introduced the legislation in June 2019 with Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., introduced related legislation in the Senate the month prior to, even though neither bill passed. Green introduced the legislation once again in February 2021, and once again it did not pass.

According to a press release about the legislation, “the bill stops China’s military from acquiring sensitive U.S. technologies and intellectual house via export controls,” adding:

My bill controls U.S. exports of specific technologies and intellectual house critical to U.S. national interests to the People’s Republic of China.

By way of espionage and comprehensive intellectual-house theft, the CCP and its network of state-sponsored enterprises have been in a position to achieve a essential benefit in creating sophisticated technologies. 

The following are listed in the legislation as “covered national interest technologies or intellectual property”:

  • Technologies or intellectual house that would make a considerable contribution to the military possible of the People’s Republic of China that would prove detrimental to the national safety of the United States.
  • Technologies or intellectual house that is a element of the production of items incorporated in the most current list needed beneath Section 183 of the Trade Act of 1974, as added by Section six(a), determined in consultation with the United States Trade Representative.
  • Technologies utilised by the government of the People’s Republic of China to carry out violations of human rights or religious liberties.

The introduction of Green’s legislation, HR 2594, comes as the Chinese Communist Party’s aggression continues to develop, aimed at each Taiwan and the West.

China’s current military drills about Taiwan had been meant to serve as a “serious warning” to each “pro-independence politicians” on the island, as properly as to its foreign allies, The Linked Press reports.

“The People’s Liberation Army recently organized and performed a series of countermeasures in the Taiwan Strait and surrounding waters, which is a critical warning against the collusion and provocation of Taiwan independence separatist forces and external forces,” Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson for China’s Taiwan Affairs Workplace, stated on Wednesday. 

“It is a required action to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Zhu stated.

China’s military launched three days of drills, starting on Saturday and ending on Monday, after Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen met with Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and other lawmakers on April five at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. 

Michael Cunningham, a study fellow in the Asian Research Center at The Heritage Foundation, stated Zhu’s comments had been predictable. (The Day-to-day Signal is the news outlet of The Heritage Foundation.)

“That’s specifically what the workouts had been intended to be—a warning to Taiwan’s ruling celebration and to the United States,” Cunningham told The Day-to-day Signal in an emailed statement. “China virtually often responds to meetings involving senior U.S. and Taiwanese officials by engaging in military provocations, so its response to the Tsai-McCarthy stop by final week wasn’t at all surprising.”

“From the point of view of everyone outdoors China, this type of show of force is unnecessary and only tends to make conflict much more probably, by heightening the threat of escalation, but that is not how Beijing sees it,” Cunningham added. “Although Tsai Ing-wen has been really moderate in her policy toward China and explicitly opposes the thought of Taiwan independence, Beijing deeply distrusts her and the Democratic Progressive Celebration, which she is a element of.”

Cunningham added: 

Moreover, the meeting involving Tsai and McCarthy was in line with previous precedent and in no way violated America’s [“One China” policy], which the present and earlier administrations have regularly reaffirmed, but Beijing is nonetheless paranoid that the U.S. and the [Democratic Progressive Party] are in cahoots to progressively bring about legal independence for Taiwan, and absolutely nothing either side can do or say will convince them otherwise.

Beijing’s military workouts, identified as Joint Sword, “simulated sealing off the island,” The Linked Press reported.

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