Senator Blackburn Statement on Secretary Janet Yellen's Meetings With Chinese Vice Premier

November 8, 2023

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) released the following statement ahead of U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s Thursday and Friday meetings with Chinese Vice Premier He Lifeng:

“Secretary Janet Yellen’s willingness to meet with Chinese Vice Premier He Lifeng in San Francisco is further evidence that the Biden administration does not treat Communist China as the dangerous adversary they are. Instead of pursuing a ‘constructive economic relationship’ with Beijing, Secretary Yellen should hold our chief adversary accountable for their espionage activities within the U.S., aggression against our ally Taiwan, and myriad human rights abuses. It’s time we reduce our economic reliance on China.” — Senator Marsha Blackburn