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Senator Lays Out Strategy for Targeted Decoupling With China in New Report

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is calling for the United States to disentangle from the Chinese regime, as it continues to steal U.S. intellectual property and spy on Americans, according to a new report compiled by his office. “The will and need to confront Communist China is growing. Now it’s time for action,” said Cotton in a speech at the Reagan Institute on Feb. 18, where he also unveiled his report titled, “Beat China: Targeted Decoupling and the Economic Long War.” He called for the decoupling of U.S. and Chinese sectors that are critical to the economy, “in order to exploit the leverage we have over China and minimize its leverage over us.” Those areas include artificial intelligence, critical minerals, entertainment, higher education, investment, medicine and medical equipment, telecommunications, and semiconductors. Cotton explained that the United States needed to now confront the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)—a regime that seeks to replace …

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