Tell your senators to vote NO on Congress’s new anti-China bill, which would increase military funding to escalate U.S. aggression towards China.
As part of the U.S. government’s bipartisan efforts to escalate aggression towards China, U.S. Senators Menendez and Risch have introduced an expansive new anti-China bill, which would increase military funding to escalate U.S. aggression towards China.
The Strategic Competition Act of 2021 lays out the U.S.’s declaration of a comprehensive and strategic competition with China. It provides for extensive funding for the U.S. military to increase capacity in the Indo-Pacific region ($655 million between 2022 and 2026), which will only heighten tensions with China; it also provides for ongoing and new programs to fund anti-China media and journalism. The bill’s language distorts facts by framing China’s development and modernization as a plot to take over the world and a threat to the U.S. and its allies.
On April 21, the bill passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by a 21-1 vote, and it will now go on to the Senate. Before it gets rushed through the legislative process with bipartisan support, let your senators know that military aggression and hostile competition are not the answer to the U.S.’s issues with China.
Tell your senators to Vote NO on Congress’s new anti-China bill!
The bill’s text identifies “China” 256 times and mentions “the PRC” (People’s Republic of China) 220 times, but includes no provisions for U.S. cooperation or respectful relations with China. It paints China as an adversary that cannot be negotiated with rather than a potential ally with meaningful contributions and innovations to offer. As the two largest polluters and the two largest economies in the world, both China and the U.S. should be working together—not competing—to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, advance renewable energy technologies, and promote vaccine diplomacy.
Contact your members of Congress NOW and demand they vote NO on the Strategic Competition Act.
Toward peace in the Pacific,
Madison, Jodie, China Is Not Our Enemy campaign