The Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party voted in favor of policy proposals designed to combat the ongoing Uyghur genocide and enhance Taiwan's deterrence.
The Wednesday adoption of these policy proposals comes on the heels of a March hearing featuring a survivor and witness to the ongoing Uyghur genocide by the CCP. The committee also held an April wargame highlighting the severe consequences of a deterrence failure in the Indo-Pacific.
Select Committee Chairman Mike Gallagher (R-Wisc) and Ranking Member Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill) issued a joint statement following the bipartisan adoption of these policy recommendations.
"The competition with the CCP requires us working together across the aisle," they said. "We are proud that today we voted overwhelmingly to adopt the Select Committee’s first policy recommendations regarding the Uyghur genocide and Taiwan. This is only a first step... We are committed to deterrence in the Taiwan Strait and that we won’t turn a blind eye as the CCP commits genocide, 'the crime above all crimes,' against the Uyghur people.”
The Committee's proposed policies to end the Uyghur genocide include sanctions on CCP officials responsible for the atrocities, ensuring that American companies are not complicit in these acts, and closing the de minimis loophole to curb profits derived from Uyghur forced labor.
Chairman Gallagher described the atrocities against the Uyghur people as meeting "any reasonable definition of genocide, the 'crime above all crimes.'"
In addition to the proposals addressing the Uyghur genocide, the Committee also put forth recommendations to strengthen deterrence in the Indo-Pacific, in light of simulated wargames indicating potential disaster if deterrence measures fail.
"80,000 PLA troops on Taiwan. U.S. warplanes vaporized. Global trade frozen," Chairman Gallagher cited from the wargame outcomes. "To ensure this scenario remains fictional, today Select Committee members voted to overwhelmingly adopt 10 policy recommendations... which will surge hard power across the international dateline and strengthen deterrence in the Taiwan Strait.”
The Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has identified six key findings and associated recommendations concerning the ongoing genocide of the Uyghur people.
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