China Seems Upset At America First Technology Bill

Hey, remember the days when Democrats said that America First policies were racist, xenophobic, evil, and so forth?

China denounces US bill aimed at boosting competitiveness

China Votes BidenBeijing has denounced a U.S. bill aimed at boosting U.S. technology to improve American competitiveness, calling it a thinly veiled attack on China’s political system and an attempt to hinder its development.

The Foreign Affairs Committee of China’s ceremonial legislature, the National People’s Congress, issued a scathing statement on Wednesday expressing its “strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition” to the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act.” The bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in the Senate on Tuesday.

“This bill seeks to exaggerate and spread the so-called ‘China threat’ to maintain global American hegemony, using human rights and religion as excuses to interfere in China’s domestic politics, and deprive China of its legitimate development rights,” the statement said.

Oh, hey, remember when Democrats were saying that anything negative about China was racist?

The statement also attacked provisions of the bill expressing support for Taiwan, the self-governing island democracy that China claims as its own territory; references to Hong Kong, where Beijing is accused of rolling back democracy; and criticism of Chinese policy in the northwestern territory of Xinjiang, the site of mass detentions of minority Muslim groups.

It’s almost like China wrote this story for the Associated Press? Anyhow, nice to see Congress showing support for Taiwan. Republicans have, now Democrats are.

The 68-32 Senate vote demonstrated how confronting China is a rate issue that can unite both parties in Congress at a time of intense partisan division.

But Senators have sought to call attention to China’s growing influence without stoking anti-Asian rhetoric at a time of rising hate crimes against Asian Americans.

Almost all those hate crimes have occurred in Democrat run cities by Democrat Party voters.

The centerpiece of the bill is a $50 billion emergency allotment to the Commerce Department to support semiconductor development and manufacturing through research and incentive programs previously authorized by Congress. The bill’s overall cost would increase spending by about $250 billion, with most of the outlays in the first five years.

Not really helpful if Democrats won’t let us mine the necessary metals on American soil. It’s also the federal government getting too involved in private business.

Other parts of the bill spell out national security concerns and target money-laundering schemes or cyberattacks by entities on behalf of the Chinese government. There are also “buy America” provisions for infrastructure projects in the U.S.

Wait, that’s racist!

It’s unclear whether the measure will find support in the Democratic-led House, where the Science Committee is expected to soon consider that chamber’s version.

So, Democrats do not want to support America over China? Huh.

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5 Responses to “China Seems Upset At America First Technology Bill”

  1. Kye says:

    They never did so why start now.

  2. Hairy says:

    Teach
    His do you personally feel about enriching China by helping to sell so much of their commie plastic ?

    • Kye says:

      Hairy, how do you feel about enriching China by buying so much of their commie plastic?

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    William Teach: So, Democrats do not want to support America over China? Huh.

    William Teach neglected to point out that only 19 Republicans voted in favor of the Senate bill. 31 did not.

  4. bob sykes says:

    China has 30% of the world’s manufacturing capacity; the US has 16%. That is the result of free trade and the financialization of our economy. Making things does not count to our leaders.

    Getting our industry back requires high import tariffs and import quotas in order to protect American industry. Economists rightly point out that such a mercantilist policy would raise prices. However, if we continue our free trade policies now amount of American First legislation will derail the Chinese domination of world markets.

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