Senators Perdue, Daines, Grassley, Johnson, Sasse Statement On Delegation Trip To China And Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), Steve Daines (R-MT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Ben Sasse (R-NE) released the following statement before departing on a congressional delegation trip to China, South Korea, and the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The trip has been developed over the past six months.

“We are looking forward to traveling to China, South Korea and the DMZ as part of a congressional delegation trip. On our trip we will address issues important to the United States including trade, intellectual property, technology, security and human rights,” said the delegation members.

The delegation also commented on today’s announcement by USTR regarding trade tariffs on China: 

“Today, the president announced a series of tariffs on China in response to concerns over the country’s trade practices. Given this announcement, we look forward to engaging in strategic discussions about how best to ensure free and smart trade.”

While on their trip, the Senators will prioritize the following trade concerns in discussions with Chinese leaders: 

  • Forced Technology Transfers
  • Discriminatory Licensing Restrictions
  • State-Coordinated and Supported Acquisition of Advanced Technologies and Strategic Assets
  • Unauthorized Intrusions into Computer Networks and IP Theft

Details regarding the delegation trip will be available following the conclusion of the trip.