US Republican leader pledges crackdown on China
The top Republican in the US Congress has pledged to form a special committee to investigate intellectual property theft and other alleged abuses by China if his colleagues elect him speaker when the party takes control of the House of Representatives in January.
“China is the No. 1 country when it comes to intellectual property theft,” Rep. Kevin McCarthy said Sunday in a Fox News interview. “We will put a stop to this and no longer allow the administration to sit back and let China do what they are doing to America.”
The California Republican accused President Joe Biden’s administration of failing to stand up to Beijing. He has previously suggested that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) wields undue influence over Biden, among other Democrats, and has called for an investigation of allegations that the president’s family received millions of dollars from China.