USCWG Press Releases

Larsen, LaHood Return from U.S.-China Working Group Trip to China

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Congressmen Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Darin LaHood (R-IL), co-chairs of the U.S.-Working Group (USCWG), led a bipartisan Congressional delegation trip to China over the last week. The six-member delegation returned to Washington this week after traveling to Hong Kong, Beijing, and Hangzhou to engage with high-level Chinese and U.S. officials, as well as American businesses operating in China. Upon re... Read more »

Larsen & LaHood Meet With Tibet Delegation

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—U.S.-China Working Group Co-Chairs Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Rep. Darin LaHood (IL-18) met with Deputy to the People's Congress of Tibet Autonomous Region BAIMAWANGDUI last week to discuss the future of the region, assistance to the region, energy development and human rights. Following the meeting, Reps. Larsen and LaHood issued the below statement: “The U.S.-China Working Group provides a fo... Read more »

Larsen Statement on President Trump's Tariffs against China

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March 22, 2018 Contact: Amanda Munger (202) 225-2605 — Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today issued the below statement in response to the president's announcement of $60 billion in tariffs against China: “Technology transfer and intellectual property are real concerns within the U.S. business community. These concerns have been raised with China for years, and unfortunately, China has done little to add... Read more »

Remarks as Delivered by Congressman Rick Larsen at a Brookings Institution Event: “The end of U.S. engagement with China?”

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Thanks Bruce, and thanks for the opportunity to be here at Brookings. Good morning everyone. It is an honor to be here. I want to thank Brookings for the invitation to be keynote today. I appreciate the opportunity. But I did note to Bruce as I walked in, I said think you got your title wrong, which the title is “Is this the end of U.S. engagement with China?” I think a more appropriate title woul... Read more »

Larsen: South China Sea Decision ‘Should Be Respected'

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after an international tribunal’s landmark decision which concluded that China’s claim over waters in the South China Sea has no legal basis. “Today’s decision should be respected as the rule of law. If China rejects the ruling I think it is going to have a very difficult time explaining to its neighbors and the international communit... Read more »

Larsen Applauds New Trade Enforcement Action Against China

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Action takes aim at Chinese export duties which disadvantage U.S. aerospace industry In a call with U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Froman, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today applauded a new trade enforcement action at the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning China’s export duties on nine raw materials: antimony, cobalt, copper, graphite, lead, magnesia, talc, tantalum, and tin. These materi... Read more »

Rep. Darin LaHood Selected as Co-Chair of US China Working Group

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PEORIA, IL—Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) announced today that he will now serve as co-chair of the U.S.-China Working Group (USCWG) alongside of Congressmen Rick Larsen (WA-2). Founded in 2005 and composed of members of Congress, this bi-partisan group seeks to build and strengthen diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China. “I am thankful for this leadership opportunity to strengthen the ... Read more »

Larsen: U.S.-China Climate Change Efforts Poised To Be Historical Achievement

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Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today praised the joint announcement from President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping to expand the efforts of both countries to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Larsen has pointed to the two countries’ joint efforts to combat climate change as a critical precursor to a successful U.N. climate agreement in Paris in December. During Xi’s first official state visit to th... Read more »

U.S.-China Working Group Commemorates 10-Year Anniversary

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U.S.-China Working Group Commemorates 10-Year Anniversary Today, House U.S.-China Working Group co-founders Senator Mark Kirk (IL) and Representative Rick Larsen (WA), along with current co-chair Representative Charles Boustany (LA), commemorated 10 years of the Working Group’s successes educating Members of Congress and their staffs about the importance of U.S.-China relations. The U.S.-China Wo... Read more »

U.S.-China Working Group Emphasize Importance of U.S.-China Bilateral Relationship

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APEC Summit Advanced Agreements Between U.S. and China to Reduce Trade and Travel Barriers Working Group Founded in 2005 by Kirk and Rep. Larsen – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Representatives Rick Larsen (D-Wash.-02) and Charles Boustany (R-La.-03), hosted a meeting of the U.S.-China Working Group with U.S. government and private sector representatives to disc... Read more »