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Larsen Calls for Changes to China Strategy

Washington, DC, December 5, 2019

Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released a White Paper laying out a comprehensive strategy to change U.S. policy toward China to promote national security and American competitiveness.

“The Trump administration’s confrontational approach to China, while based on a reasonable desire to reverse past miscalculations, will fail to achieve national security and economic gains for the United States,” wrote Larsen, a co-chair of the U.S.-China Working Group.

Instead, Larsen lays out a four-pronged strategy, oriented around:

  • Recognizing existing areas of conflict and competition;
  • Expanding the playbook to include both offensive and defensive measures to compete with China;
  • Identifying areas where bilateral cooperation is in both nations’ interest; and
  • Getting our own house in order.

“The advantage of this strategy, with a larger focus on skills, education, and multilateral relationships, is it enhances American competitiveness, not just vis-à-vis China, but worldwide,” wrote Larsen.

Read Rep. Larsen’s China White Paper: