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.
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 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