Bipartisan House Members to Meet with CEOs About China

April 6, 2023

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers are set to meet with several corporate CEOs in California this week to discuss American businesses in China.

The CEOs will represent companies that operate in China, including Apple, Disney and Microsoft. 

The House lawmakers will include several members of the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, including Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) whose district includes Silicon Valley.

Khanna told CBS News Wednesday that the discussions will include how U.S companies can maintain a competitive edge with China while shifting product manufacturing back to the U.S.

The Congressman added that he would “like to see more of our electronic production come here to the United States,” like semiconductors and smart phones, not just for economic reasons but also for security concerns, including that which surrounds intellectual property. 

“That’s the most important thing, not allowing sensitive technology to get to China,” Khanna said.

The House China Committee held its first meeting in February with the aim of investigating Chinese military threats, economic competitiveness and human rights.

On Wednesday, Committee Chair Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Ranking Member Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) joined House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in a meeting with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen at the Reagan Library in California.

A day later, China made good on a threat to undertake “resolute countermeasures” should that meeting happen by deploying warships and other crafts in the waters and air surrounding Taiwan.

PHOTO: Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China

Source: Steve Jurvetson

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