The Congressional China Task Force unveiled a legislative proposal Wednesday to cripple China’s military industrial base by blacklisting any company tied to Chinese armed forces.
After months of closed-door interviews with policymakers, experts, and military officials, the task force presented multiple proposals, including a boycott of companies known to aid China’s military. The goal is to economically isolate the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), one of the primary instruments of China’s expanding influence.
The report also calls for major increases to the U.S. defense budget to “modernize our nuclear triad and conventional weapons, [and] develop cutting-edge capabilities to counter China in space and cyberspace,” Rep. Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.), the China Task Force’s deputy chair, told the Washington Free Beacon.
Lawmakers and congressional sources told the Free Beacon the task force’s findings should serve as a wake-up call for the American public about the pressing threat China poses.
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