America Needs to Respond Strongly to China

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On Sunday, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican spoke to told CNN’s Jake Tapper. He told Tapper that one of the things the US could do to China, in punishment for the outbreak, is to pull America’s supply chain out of the region.

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Following a discussion over the evidence pointing to the Wuhan Institute of Virology as the source of the epidemic, Tapper asked McCaul what President Joe Biden should do, as well as what the rest of the globe should do in response.

McCaul said that the USA needs to pull its supply chain out of the region. He detailed that medical supply, rare earth mineral supply are high on the list. 

The Worst Cover-Up in Human History

Rep. Michael McCaul branded the origins of the coronavirus the “greatest cover-up in human history” on Sunday He also claimed that the pathogen’s spread was “more likely than not” caused by a lab mishap.

McCaul’s comments came only days after a US intelligence report revealed that many researchers at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology were hospitalized in November 2019 with COVID-19-like symptoms. The first person with COVID-19-like symptoms surfaced in Wuhan the next month, on December 8, 2019, China previously reported to the World Health Organization.

President Biden revealed last week that he has instructed the US intelligence agency to redouble its efforts to figure out where the coronavirus came from…and to report back to him in 90 days.

Biden said that he had previously directed the intelligence community to write a report on their most up-to-date investigation of COVID-19’s origins; this report should include whether it developed via human interaction with an infected animal or from a laboratory accident.

Senate Taking Tough Line Against China

The Senate advanced a package of bills on Thursday in Washington, DC. This bill aims to improve America’s ability to compete with China in the sphere of technology while also encouraging a harsh stance against Beijing.

We have put ourselves in a very hazardous position by slipping behind the rest of the world in scientific research, technology, and industry, according to Chuck Schumer, the Democratic Senate Majority Leader, who co-wrote the bill.

He stated that the Chinese regard American invention as the envy of the entire globe.

When they fail to innovate or do their own research, he warns, they resort to intellectual property theft. This entails sending workers to either, legally or unlawfully, get data. After then, the stolen research and technology are returned to China for analysis.