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Panel Warns of ‘Chinese Subversion’ of US Economy

House Intelligence Committee member LaHood: Trump’s tariffs ‘got the attention of the Chinese’

Speakers including Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Ill.), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, discussed potential costs and benefits of decoupling from China at a June 14 American Enterprise Institute (AEI) forum dedicated to countering “Chinese subversion.”

“China has a plan to replace us—but we are tied to them economically,” said LaHood, who suggested that the countries were moving toward a “Cold War mentality.”

“I’m not generally a fan of tariffs, but the tariffs that were implemented by President Trump got the attention of the Chinese,” LaHood said when asked about China’s continued financial dealings with Russia in the midst of U.S. sanctions against that country.

“There is a consensus that we can’t have business as usual—but … there is not a consensus about what to do,” said Derek…

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