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Letter

Sending Office: Honorable Mark E. Green
Sent By:
Joseph.Danaher@mail.house.gov

Dear Colleague:

I invite you to be an original cosponsor of the bipartisan China Technology Transfer Control Act by Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX).
The deadline has been extended to 10:00 am on Thursday.

We should not continue to let China steal American property, only for them to turn around and use it to undermine our national security, threaten peaceful neighbors like Taiwan, and oppress their own people.

This bill would stop the Chinese military’s acquisition of sensitive American technology and formally admonish China for its predatory trade practices:

  1. Formally admonishes China for IP theft and manipulation of lawful transfer and uses of technology in ways that directly support its military objectives and threaten the U.S.
  2. Places all “core technologies” from China’s “Made in China 2025” strategy on the Dept. of Commerce’s Export Control List.
  3. Imposes sanctions on foreign entities and individuals that violate these export controls through transfer of these “core technologies” to China.

The Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community have anxiously warned of China’s dangerous investments in U.S. firms, working to build up their warfighting capabilities.

China has pushed U.S. companies into “pay-to-play” to operate in their country, requiring that they help their surveillance state and military or not participate in their market at all. Furthermore, they have exploited loopholes in U.S. law to pay to use
technology, such as U.S.-owned satellites, for attacking the human rights of minorities in China, such as the Chinese Muslim population, and to threaten their neighbors and the United States.

To be added as an original cosponsor or to request more information, please contact Joseph Danaher (Joseph.Danaher@mail.house.gov) at Rep. Green’s office or Kevin Kaighin (Kevin.Kaighin@mail.house.gov)
at Rep. Cuellar’s office by 10:00 am, Thursday, June 27.

 

Sincerely,

Mark E. Green, M.D.                  Henry Cuellar

Member of Congress                  Member of Congress

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