Pandemic-Era Policymaking and the Future of United States-China Relations
The coronavirus pandemic has shined a bright light on the many problems that plague our interactions with China. Over the years, Tennesseans have watched Beijing lie, cheat, and steal its way to the top. The Chinese Communist Party’s deception put our songwriters, auto part manufacturers, and countless other industries at a disadvantage long before their coronavirus failures made the nightly news. Fighting for Tennesseans means unraveling our failed relationship with China, and I’ve released a comprehensive analysis detailing the best ways to start that process. You can read my more than 120 specific recommendations here.
- The United States should maintain its participation in international organizations, and work multilaterally to reshape Beijing’s participation in those organizations as China pursues a new model for intergovernmental institutions shaped by self-interest.
- Congress should lead a whole-of-government approach to secure U.S. supply chains across sectors and bring critical manufacturing and technologies back to America.
- The United States should address Chinese academic, research, and economic espionage, and intellectual property theft, through the introduction of new, responsibly stringent regulations and consistent implementation of existing regulations.
- The United States should lead in international standards-setting for network security, emerging technologies, internet access and freedom, and other key policy areas. Key allies and partners should be encouraged to participate in the development and implementation of these standards.
- Congress should continue to provide robust support for Taiwan and Hong Kong, while supporting universal human rights standards across the Indo-Pacific and within China and its territories.
- The United States should prioritize building a constellation of allies and partners across the Indo-Pacific in support of a rules-based order to deter aggression and foster stable economic growth.
- Congress should promote increasing defense investment in U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) while building human capitol enterprise-wide, to augment regional deterrence and bolster arenas in which the U.S. possesses an asymmetric advantage.
Senator Blackburn’s Efforts to Hold China’s Communist Regime Accountable
Representative Blackburn cosponsors legislation exposing Beijing’s currency manipulation schemes
Representative Blackburn fights to protect American intellectual property rights as China continues to cheat artists
Representative Blackburn leads legislation protecting songwriters and artists from Chinese copyright violations
Representative Blackburn cosponsors legislation condemning the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for its persecution of people loyal to the Pope
Representative Blackburn writes legislation expressing concern over China’s imprisonment practices, particularly toward religious minoritiesRead More
Senator Blackburn introduces legislation preventing foreign adversaries from accessing our information and communications technology marketplace, and its supply chainRead More
Senator Blackburn stands by Hong Kong freedom fighters; her legislation ending U.S. exports of crowd control equipment to the Hong Kong Police Force is signed into law by President TrumpRead More
Senator Blackburn leads colleagues in calling on the International Olympic Committee to demand China respect basic human rights at the 2022 Beijing OlympicsRead More
Senator Blackburn condemns China-based app TikTok over vulnerabilities caused by its connections to the Chinese governmentRead More
Senator Blackburn leads legislation addressing the dangers of hosting Chinese-run Confucius Institutes on U.S. college campusesRead More
Senator Blackburn calls on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to increase oversight of colleges and universities that host Confucius Institutes aimed at indoctrinating unsuspecting young studentsRead Letter
Senator Blackburn introduces legislation incentivizing the transfer of pharmaceutical manufacturing out of China and back home to the U.S.Read Press Release Read Forbes Article
Senator Blackburn questions the relationship between the World Health Organization and China
Senator Blackburn introduces resolution demanding China take responsibility for their cover-up of the COVID-19 outbreak and end their detainment of Uyghur MuslimsRead More
Senator Blackburn speaks out against China’s acceptance onto a key UN Human Rights Council panel, harshly condemning the decision
It is disgusting that Communist China, which CURRENTLY has citizens in forced labor camps, has been appointed to the @UNHumanRights Council. It’s almost as if no one @UN has a brain. They clearly are they not interested in unbiased justice. pic.twitter.com/AveW1Kte5J— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) April 7, 2020
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Senator Blackburn urges China to proactively prevent viral outbreaks by closing down wildlife wet marketsRead Letter
Senator Blackburn discusses with China expert Gordon Chang Beijing’s abject failure to be forthright about the severity of the COVID-19 crisis at its inception
Senator Blackburn introduces legislation allowing Americans impacted by COVID-19 to sue Chinese officials for their role in the cover-up that allowed an outbreak to turn into a global pandemicRead More
Senator Blackburn urges colleagues to refuse meetings with Chinese companiesRead Axios Article
Senator Blackburn introduces legislation encouraging the protection of human rights as authoritarian regimes crack down under the guise of controlling COVID-19Read More
Senator Blackburn introduces legislation bolstering US efforts to combat oppressive censorship and internet restrictions worldwide through the Open Technology FundRead More
Senator Blackburn writes on China’s ability to wreak havoc on the global economy by cutting off access to essential suppliesRead Fox News Op-ed
Senator Blackburn discusses operational presence of the United States Armed Forces in the Indo-Pacific with China expert Gordon G. Chang and Real Clear Politics’ Tom BevanRead RealClearPolitics Article
Senator Blackburn's amendment aimed at determining the feasibility of sending senior U.S. military officers to provide training at the National Defense University of Taiwan included in the 2021 Senate-passed NDAARead More
Senator Blackburn urges the NBA to reevaluate its business dealings with China
Senator Blackburn urges the National Institutes of Health to investigate reports that multiple scientific journals have withdrawn from publication more than a dozen papers written by Chinese researchers due to concerns regarding their scientific integrityRead More
Senator Blackburn joins Shannon Bream to discuss our rising tensions with Beijing and the importance of realigning our supply chains away from China
Newsweek highlights Senator Blackburn's plan to unravel U.S.-Beijing tiesRead Newsweek Article
Former Acting Director of National Intelligence and Ambassador Richard Grenell joins Senator Blackburn to discuss Beijing's propaganda efforts
Senator Blackburn tells Charles Payne: “We will continue tightening up on Communist China”
Hong Kong activist Nathan Law and Senator Blackburn discuss China's national security law and crackdown on Hong Kongers
Senator Blackburn and Hoover Institution scholar Michael Auslin discuss how the U.S. and China are clashing around the world
Senator Blackburn writes on gained insight into how far players in the global economy will go to preserve their relationships with BeijingRead WSJ Op-Ed
Senator Blackburn leads legislation to prevent the U.S. from relying on offshore drug production.
Senator Blackburn blasts the World Health Organization’s director for protecting China from the consequences of their COVID-19 cover-ups.
Senator Blackburn and Hong Kong activist Nathan Law discuss Communist China’s National Security Law and its impact on Hong Kong.
Senator Blackburn writes a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver demanding accountability regarding China’s state-sanctioned abuse of children in the NBA’s Xinjiang basketball training camps.Read More
Senator Blackburn discusses the unjust apprehension of Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong.
Senator Blackburn voices concerns over Chinese influence on U.S. officials—including U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee member Eric Swalwell.
Senator Blackburn delivers a speech calling out the Chinese Communist Party’s egregious human rights abuse.
Senator Blackburn writes to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver demanding answers on the league’s financial relationship with the CCP.
Senator Blackburn joins Bloomberg TV to discuss the need for Biden to take a tougher stance against communist China.Read More
Senator Blackburn speaks with China expert Gordon Chang about protecting our Taiwanese partners and standing firm against communist China’s aggression.
Senator Blackburn raises the alarm against Communist China’s debt-trap diplomacy.
Senators Blackburn and Cotton send a letter to the U.S. Olympic Committee & Paralympic Committee urging Team USA to not compete in the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games.Read More
Senator Blackburn sends YouTube a letter following the demonetization of a news video discussing sexual assault claims made by tennis player Peng Shuai against Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli.Read More
Senator Blackburn hosts a virtual roundtable on the 2022 Beijing Olympics boycott featuring NBA player Royce White, China expert Gordon Chang, Hong Kong Watch policy advisor Joey Siu, and International Campaign for Tibet interim president Bhuchung Tsering.
Senator Blackburn speaks to Fox News’ David Asman following reports that China sought to buy Russian energy.
Senator Blackburn warns of the New Axis of Evil’s growing influence amid reports that Russia asked China for military and economic assistance.
Senator Blackburn sounds the alarm on the CCP’s shoot-to-kill policies, forced labor, and nonstop surveillance.
Senator Blackburn slams Biden for his soft-on-China policies.
Senator Blackburn slams President Biden for his China-first energy policy.
Senator Blackburn encourages Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress to travel to Taiwan.
Senator Blackburn discusses Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan, supporting Taiwan’s independence, and the importance of standing up to Communist China.
Senator Blackburn speaks with former U.S. Ambassador Robert O'Brien about how the Biden administration's weakness on Communist China has diminished our foreign policy.
Senator Blackburn speaks to Fox News’ Sandra Smith about the importance of backing Taiwan against Chinese Communist Party aggression.
Senator Blackburn discusses her trip to Taiwan on Varney & Co.
Senator Blackburn delivers a speech on the threat posed by the New Axis of Evil to the United States and our freedom-loving partners around the globe.
Senator Blackburn speaks to Fox News’ Sandra Smith and Jacqui Heinrich about China-Taiwan tensions and potential joint weapons production with Taiwan.
Senator Blackburn joins Mornings with Maria to discuss the dangers posed by glorified CCP spy app TikTok.
Senator Blackburn speaks with China expert Gordon Chang about what the U.S. can do to counter the Chinese Communist Party.