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US lawmakers prepare a sweeping effort to counter China

US lawmakers plan to introduce legislation next week that would put additional sanctions on Chinese officials; build closer US relations with Taiwan and place more checks on Beijing’s military operations and territorial claims, among other measures intended to counter China. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Democratic chairman, and Jim Risch of Idaho, its senior Republican, said on Thursday they would introduce the “Strategic Competition Act of 2021” for…US lawmakers plan to introduce legislation next week that would put additional sanctions on Chinese officials; build closer US relations with Taiwan and place more checks on Beijing’s military operations and territorial claims, among other measures intended to counter China. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Democratic chairman, and Jim Risch of Idaho, its senior Republican, said on Thursday they would introduce the “Strategic Competition Act of 2021” for…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post