Six US senators have arrived in China to ease tensions between the two countries. They come to discuss economic interests and security situation. The group also hopes to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in the coming days.
There are Republicans in the House of Representatives and Democrats in the Senate. The committee is chaired by Democratic Party leader Chuck Schumer. They have contracts with government representatives and companies. They also travel to Japan and South Korea as part of their East Asia tour.
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Last year, the U.S. Congress passed laws allowing low-tech products such as semiconductors for chips to go to China. Beijing is not happy about that. Before the trip, Schumer said he would focus on maintaining a “level playing field” for American companies looking to do business in China and maintaining America’s technological edge.
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In addition to economic rivalry, the two superpowers frequently clash over human rights abuses in Xinjiang province and the status of Taiwan. Beijing welcomes the delegation’s visit and hopes it will contribute to greater understanding of China in the US Senate.
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