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Kinzinger-Joyce Op-Ed on Technology Threats by China

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Washington, August 6, 2020 | Maura Gillespie (2022253635) | comments
Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and John Joyce, MD (R-PA) recently penned an op-ed arguing that as the Communist China Party (CCP) has increased their threats on the United States through their technology advances, the United States must push back by leading in innovation and bolstering telecommunications security.
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Washington, DC – Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and John Joyce, MD (R-PA) recently penned an op-ed arguing that as the Communist China Party (CCP) has increased their threats on the United States through their technology advances, the United States must push back by leading in innovation and bolstering telecommunications security.

As members of the House China Task Force, the two Congressmen have been vocal about the need to address the power grabs by Communist China and strengthen the United States in the technology and cyber fields. The CCP has continued to threaten the American way of life by posing threats to the safety and security of our network systems, among other areas of concern.

Below is an excerpt from the op-ed with links provided to the fully published piece in Roll Call.

Communist China puts our technology and safety at risk every day”

| By: Reps. Adam Kinzinger & John Joyce, MD | August 1, 2020 | Roll Call |

“It’s been a long time coming, but more and more Americans are waking up to the threat of Chinese influence in our technology. This is a reality we must face as a nation and one we need to get a handle on before it’s too late.

 

“The CCP’s ever-expanding influence in global technology poses a grave threat to America and our allies every single day. And yet this isn’t a new problem. For years, the Chinese government has stolen data and information as it seeks to achieve global dominance in technology and military capabilities.

“The coronavirus crisis, fueled by the CCP’s lies at the onset of the outbreak, has further exposed these threats. The CCP threatened to withhold medical supplies as well as certain pharmaceutical ingredients that are used to manufacture critical medicines Americans rely on and use regularly. And the Department of Homeland Security has caught Chinese-affiliated hackers attempting to steal U.S. research on a coronavirus vaccine.

 

“China’s more recent technological power not only endangers America’s national security, it also poses a serious threat to the human rights of Chinese citizens and freedom-loving people around the world. Communist governments do not tolerate any form of dissent, and Beijing routinely uses technology to surveil, silence and threaten its critics. Huawei, another company with ties to the Chinese government, regularly comes under fire for its blatant disregard of human rights.

“Time and time again, the CCP has demonstrated it will use malicious tactics to exert its power and to hide its missteps from the world.And it’s time we push back on the power grabs and address the reality of these threats by Communist China. We cannot cede any further ground to this hostile regime.”

 

Please visit Roll Call here to read the entire op-ed. And all of Congressman Kinzinger’s op-ed pieces can be found on his website here.

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