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Rep. Young Kim Gives Floor Speech

Washington, DC – Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Is Not a Developing Country Act (H.R. 1107), led by U.S. Representatives Young Kim (CA-40) and Gerry Connolly (VA-11) to ensure the PRC does not get preferential treatment in any international treaties, agreements or organizations. 

Rep. Kim serves as chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Indo-Pacific and as a member of the Subcommittee on Africa. She spoke in support of H.R. 1107 at the markup HERE.  

“We cannot let the People’s Republic of China exploit countries in need and take advantage of international treaties and organizations,” said Kim. “The PRC is Not a Developing Country Act will ensure that the Chinese government is not receiving favorable treatment and influence at the expense of truly developing nations. I will keep working to ensure that the PRC is held accountable, and the United States and our values lead the way in supporting developing countries around the world.” 

“For too long, China has used its status as a developing country to game the system,” said Connolly. “As the second largest economy and largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions in the world, it is time for China to stop evading its responsibilities to combat climate change and play a constructive role in the international arena. I’m proud to join Rep. Young Kim to lead the charge for a level playing field.” 

Read the bill HERE

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