Vice Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Marco Rubio and some Republicans introduced a bill to strictly restrict travel visas to all 93 million Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ‘s members.
According to Vision Times, Senator Rubio’s office on November 18 said that the bill aims to reduce the number of people joining the CCP and further limit CCP propaganda and espionage activities in the United States.
Senator Kevin John Cramer of North Dakota, a Co-sponsors of the bill, said that the bill would impose stricter visa processing on CCP’s members regardless of how long they want to enter the United States.
Cramer urged the United States to engage in a “strategy of decoupling” with China. He said that the CCP is harming American interests every day.
Senator Rick Scott of Florida, another Co-sponsor, noted that many Chinese travelers are well-intentioned and should be allowed into the United States but cannot turn a blind eye to the risks posed by the CCP.
He said, “Communist China is our enemy and is on a quest for total world domination.”
He added, “I urge my colleagues to join us in supporting this good bill which will keep our country safe, keep foreign spies out of America and protect our valuable trade secrets.”
Last month, Republican Senator Josh F. Hawley proposed a bill sanctioning high-ranking CCP officials involved in the human rights repression of the Uighurs in Xinjiang.
A bill to punish senior CCP members violating human rights was also introduced by Republicans in the House in February this year.