Burchett statement ahead of meeting between U.S., CCP officials in Alaska

March 18, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 18, 2021) – Today, Biden administration officials will meet with officials from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Anchorage, Alaska, to discuss the relationship between our two countries.

Ahead of this important bilateral meeting, U.S. Representative and House Foreign Affairs Committee member Tim Burchett (TN-02) is urging the Biden administration to be cautious during its meeting with CCP officials:

“Aggression towards our ally Taiwan, cracking down on pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, genocide against the Uyghurs, theft of Americans’ private personal information—the CCP is responsible for all these developments and needs to be held accountable. The CCP is an adversary, they don’t play straight with us and want to weaken our position in the Indo-Pacific. Biden administration officials need to be tough during the upcoming discussion in Alaska.”

On March 17, Rep. Burchett joined a group of colleagues on a letter to President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan asking the administration to reiterate the United States’ strong commitment to Taiwan against the threat of the CCP during the upcoming meeting in Anchorage. The full text of the letter is available here.