Foreign Legislation

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Senator Introduces Bill To "Increase Scrutiny over Chinese Investments on U.S. Soil"

Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) has introduced the Exposing China’s Belt and Road Investment in America Act of 2021, which he said is designed "to review investments that businesses controlled by the Chinese Communist Party make on U.S. soil." He further stated that "China routinely makes such 'greenfield' investments

Congress Considers Legislation To Push Back Against Chinese Telecoms Equipment in Central/Eastern Europe

Both the U.S. Senate and House are considering legislation that attempts to push Central and Eastern European countries away from using Chinese telecoms equipment such as that of Huawei or ZTE. The Senate bill was just recently introduced; the House bill was introduced in May and  could undergo a

Australian Senate Approves Bill Banning Imports of Goods Made with Forced Labor

Last week, the Australian Senate passed a bill – Customs Amendment (Banning Goods Produced By Forced Labour) Bill 2021 – that would ban imports of goods made with forced labor. There are significant hurdles to the bill becoming law (it still needs approval by the House of Representatives, and then would need

Senate Passes Infrastructure Bill With Requirement for Report on Forced Labor in China in Electric Vehicle Sector

Today the U.S. Senate passed a long-awaited $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, called the "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act." One provision in this bill is of particular interest for trade with China, as it requires a report within 120 days on forced labor in the electric vehicle sector in

Republican Senators Introduce Legislation To End Development Bank Assistance for China

Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) and 17 of his Republican colleagues have introduced legislation (S.2587) that would put an end to assistance to China by multilateral development banks. The logic behind the legislation is that China has grown enough economically that it no longer requires lending from development banks. As

Proposed Legislation Would Restrict American Rescue Plan Funds from Being Used to Purchase Chinese Telecoms Equipment

Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) have introduced legislation entitled the "American Telecommunications Security Act" that they say would "prohibit federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act from being used to purchase Chinese telecommunications equipment, including from Huawei and ZTE." According to the Treasury Department, the American

Legislation Introduced in the House of Representatives to Prevent Members of the CCP from Buying U.S. Land

On June 11, Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX) introduced the “Securing America’s Land from Foreign Interference Act.” As he put it in a press release, the goal is “to prevent the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from owning land in the United States.” He also stated that: “Direct Chinese investment in
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