China presents a broad set of problems that cry out urgently for solutions. It is time to end the Obama administration’s acquiescence to the one-way arrangements the Chinese have come to enjoy. We need a fresh and fearless approach to that trade relationship. Our first priority must be to put on the table all unilateral actions within our power to ensure that the Chinese adhere to existing agreements. Anyone with business experience knows that you can succeed in a negotiation only if you are willing to walk away. If we want the Chinese to play by the rules, we must be willing to say “no more” to a relationship that too often benefits them and harms us.
- Increase CBP resources to prevent the illegal entry of goods into our market
- Increase USTR resources to pursue and support litigation against unfair trade practices
- Use unilateral and multilateral punitive measures to deter unfair Chinese practices
- Designate China a currency manipulator and impose countervailing duties
- Discontinue U.S. government procurement from China until China commits to GPA
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