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Congressional Research Service, China’s Recent Trade Measures/Countermeasures, Sept. 20, 2021

September 20, 2021

Karen M. Sutter, specialist in Asian trade and finance, at the non-partisan Congressional Research Service wrote this report.

U.S. Director of National Intelligence, Summary of Assessments of the Origins of SARS-CoV-2 (Virus that causes Covid-19), August 26, 2021

August 26, 2021

The following is the unclassified summary of findings by the U.S. intelligence community on the origins of covid-19. It was released by the U.S. Director of National Intelligence. Link to original pdf is at the bottom of the page.

Kamala Harris, “Remarks on the Indo-Pacific Region,” August 24, 2021

August 24, 2021

Vice President Harris spoke in Singapore as part of what the BBC labelled a U.S. diplomatic charm offensive. Her remarks generated a response from Wang Wenbin, one of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokespersons. He said, "This is the order that the U.S. wants. The U.S. always tries to make use of the rules and order to justify its own selfish, bullying and hegemonic behavior, but who still believe it now?" Harris’s trip also includes Vietnam.

U.S. Army, Chinese Tactics, August 9, 2021

August 9, 2021

This U.S. Army publication (ATP 7-100.3) examines Chinese military tactics. It is part of a publication series addressing the military doctrines of various states. It focuses on army ground forces and tactical operations in offense, defense and related missions. The preface explains, “The tactics in this ATP are descriptive, and provide an orientation to tactics gathered from Chinese doctrine, translated literature, and observations from recent historical events.”

Daniel Kritenbrink, Nominee to be Asst. Secretary of State for East Asia, June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

Daniel Kritenbrink opened his testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in June 2021 with these remarks. He was confirmed as Assistant Secretary in September. He joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1994. Among his roles Kritenbrink was deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in Beijing (2013-2015) and senior director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council (2015-2017) before serving as ambassador to Vietnam (2017-2021). 72 senators voted to confirm him in this position. 28, all Republicans, opposed his nomination or did not vote.

Ely Ratner, Nominee for Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Affairs, June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

Ely Ratner offered the comments below at the start of his testimony before the Senate Armed Forces Committee. Ratner was confirmed by unanimous consent in July 2021.

Chairs Issue Statement about Forced Labor in Apple’s Supply Chain in Xinjiang

June 8, 2021

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China urged Apple CEO Tim Cook to ensure that Apple’s supply chains are free of forced labor.

Statement by the Chairs on the 32nd Anniversary of the Violent Suppression of the Tiananmen Square Protests

June 4, 2021

The. Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) issued the following statement commemorating the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests and their violent suppression.

CECC Chairs Urge NBA Players to End Endorsement Deals with Chinese Forced Labor

June 1, 2021

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China released a letter sent to National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) concerning the contracts between NBA players and Chinese sportswear companies that use cotton produced in the Xinjiang, China.

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