China

I issued the following statement expressing my disappointment in the Trump Administration's decision to include semiconductors in the second round of finalized tariffs on Chinese imports:
I addressed the “Change not Chains” rally to honor Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Liu Xiaobo and celebrate the freedom of his wife Liu Xia, who have fought ceaselessly to promote democracy and freedom in China. 
The world today is in a new era of great power rivalry. Resurgent Russia and China are challenging U.S. interests across the globe.
The Department of Labor issued a report last week that the unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, the lowest it’s been in 18 years. With almost one million jobs created since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law...
China is a rising power with interests that more often than not come into conflict with our own. As Secretary Mattis identified last year in the National Defense Strategy, we are in a new era of great power rivalry. 
A brewing trade war between the United States and China is making Texas cattle ranchers nervous about potential tariffs on their beef exports.
Recently, the Federal Communications Commission proposed a rule prohibiting certain telecom carriers from buying products from Huawei, a company with close ties to the Chinese government.
Venezuela is in deep trouble.  Their people are starving, there are riots in the streets, and people are being killed if they resist the communist movement.  We read articles about them and feel some remorse for the...
The world knows that President Trump doesn’t play. And our partners finally feel the protection that comes from being on Team America.So when the Chinese violated the sanctions imposed on North Korea by selling them oil,...
China is illegally imprisoning an American citizen, Mrs. Sandy PhanGillis. March 19 marked the 2-year anniversary since Sandy illegally was incarcerated by the Chinese Government. 
Today on the floor, I praised the inclusion of legislation to strengthen the foreign investment review process to better protect national security interests in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (...
At a recent hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, on which we both serve, we heard disturbing news about foreign countries’ efforts to steal American technological secrets and scientific...
Recently on the floor, I discussed the potential national security threat China poses to our country through foreign investment. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be found here. 
I introduced legislation on June 4th recognizing the 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, urging President Trump to pressure China's President Xi Jinping to release artist and activist Liu Xia, and hold Chinese...
As Chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness, I delivered the following opening remarks during a hearing to examine the challenges U.S. businesses, manufacturers...
U.S. Senators James Inhofe (R-OK) and I sent a letter to President Trump urging the Administration to honor our commitments under the Taiwan Relations Act and support the procurement of the F-35 fighter to aid in...
President Trump announced Thursday he plans to institute tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum next week, arguing it will level the playing field for American companies and help them expand after plant closings in recent...
It is important that Americans know who the Chinese are, what they are up to, and what their plans are in the future. We will start with North Korea No question about it: China could rein in North Korea and little Kim if...
The last few months have seen increased provocation from Kim Jong Un and the North Korean government, as they continue to develop nuclear weapons and threaten the rest of the world. That's why the House voted overwhelmingly...
The United States and South Korea on Wednesday rejected China's proposal that the two nations suspend their expansive joint military exercise in return for North Korea suspending nuclear and ballistic missile development....

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