US Senate Wants to Tighten Confrontation Course Against China with New Law
In the USA, a Senate committee is preparing a far-reaching legislative package directed against China. If it is accepted, there is a threat of an escalation in the relationship between the two states.
In order to be able to curb the development of power in China even more, a committee set up for foreign policy issues in the US Senate (Senate Foreign Relations Committee) is preparing a far-reaching legislative package.
The proposals contained in the so-called “Strategic Competition Act of 2021” are intended to significantly increase the pressure on China, both militarily and economically and politically. These include the planned expansion of diplomatic relations between the US and Taiwan, increased military activities by the US Army in the regions surrounding China and new sanctions against Chinese government officials, reports the South China Morning Post.
“I am incredibly proud to announce this groundbreaking move by both parties (Democrats and Republicans – ed.) To mobilize all of the US strategic, economic and diplomatic tools for an Indo-Pacific strategy that will suit our nation will allow us to address the challenges that China poses to our national and economic security, ”said one of the two initiators of the legislative package, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez from New Jersey.
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The military confrontation seems to be at the core of the issue, long before the technological and economic decoupling of the USA from China, which has been observed for a number of years, and the build-up of political pressure around the well-known points of contention (Taiwan, Hong Kong, South China Sea, Uyghurs, etc.), which began in 2017 at the latest of the legislative package.
The South China Morning Post quotes from the bill: “The United States should work to export to the Indo-Pacific the capabilities of allies and partners that are critically important to maintaining a preferential military balance in the region – including Long-range precision weapons, air and missile defense systems, anti-ship missiles, land-based attack missiles, conventional supersonic systems, intelligence activities, surveillance activities, reconnaissance activities and command and control systems. “