Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | 11:00 AM EST - 12:00 PM EST

Zoom Webinar | U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen

Following years of trade frictions that have cost American jobs and lowered U.S. GDP, calls have increased for the Biden administration and Congress to strengthen the U.S. government’s strategies and tools that address the “China challenge” and ensure ongoing American global leadership.

U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA), co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional U.S.-China Working Group, has endeavored to answer this call, with an updated China White Paper offering a blueprint to enhance U.S. competitiveness vis-à-vis China and the world. The paper includes proposals for Congress and the Administration to recognize areas of bilateral conflict and competition, implement both offensive and defensive measures to compete with China, identify areas where bilateral cooperation serves both nations’ interests, and take measures to strengthen American global competitiveness.

The National Committee held a virtual program on February 9, 2022 with Rep. Larsen to discuss his framework with NCUSCR President Steve Orlins and answer audience questions.

U.S. Representative Rick Larsen

U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) is a co-founder and co-chair of the bipartisan U.S.-China Working Group, which educates Members of Congress about U.S.-China issues through meetings and briefings with academic, business, and political leaders from the United States and China. Larsen has visited China eleven times and is the author of a White Paper on developing a comprehensive China strategy and promoting U.S. global competitiveness.

Introducing CHINA on the Hill

This event is part of the National Committee’s new China on the Hill (COTH) speaker series, a set of public events featuring U.S. policymakers from both sides of the aisle discussing the latest developments in D.C.’s ongoing policy debate on issues relating to China.

Accompanying the speaker series, the National Committee has also begun publishing a weekly COTH e-newsletter covering a similar set of issues. Preview a recent edition and subscribe to get your own copy delivered to your inbox every Tuesday afternoon.