Rep. Gooden Introduces Bill to Re-establish Trump-Era Program Targeting Chinese Espionage
Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas) introduced a bill on March 7 to re-establish the China Initiative—a Trump-era program that aimed at countering economic espionage, intellectual property theft, and other threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The legislation (pdf)—called the Protect America’s Innovation and Economic Security from CCP Act—is intended to reinstate the China Initiative program, which was terminated by the Biden administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) in February 2022.
“President Biden has once again put far-left activists ahead of our national security by canceling a DOJ program designed to prevent spying by the CCP on U.S. intellectual property and academic institutions,” Gooden told The Epoch Times on Tuesday….
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