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Capitol HILL Briefing and Press conference
December 9TH, 10 a.m. Cannon HOB Room 121,
China & the Trans-Pacific Partnership:
How the TPP will allows China to ‘write the rules’ and weaken the U.S.
WASHINGTON D.C. – President Obama sold Obamacare by telling us “If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance.”
Now he is selling the Trans-Pacific Partnership by telling us “If we don’t write the rules for the global economy, China will.”
Once again, the White House spin is at odds with the facts. The truth is, TPP will actually help China “write the rules.”
At a Capitol Hill briefing on Wednesday December 9, leading national security and trade experts will explain how China will exploit the TPP to “write the rules” to its own benefit – to draw its neighbors into a tighter orbit, use them to export more goods to the U.S. while undercutting U.S. producers, and forge an alliance that weakens U.S. influence in the Asia-Pacific region and strengthens China’s military, economic and diplomatic power.
Join national security and international trade experts:
- Clyde Prestowitz, trade official and negotiator in the Reagan administration and currently president of the Economic Strategy Institute,
- Pat Mulloy, former commissioner on the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, and
- Peter Navarro, author of Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World
For a briefing and press conference on how China is poised to exploit the Trans-Pacific Partnership to boost its military, economic and diplomatic influence.
Contrary to the White House spin, the TPP is actually an Open Door policy that will:
- Boost China’s growing economic, military and diplomatic influence in the region while weakening America’s strategic alliances
- Strengthen ties between China and its neighbors and draw them more tightly into China’s embrace
- Allow China to join, either on its own or in tandem with Taiwan’s accession, without the approval of the U.S. Congress
- Structure Asia-Pacific nations into a trading coalition that China will come to dominate and use to “write the rules”
- Commit the U.S. military to defending the trade routes China uses to build its economic and military power
- Allow goods made in China to be transported through TPP countries and sold in the U.S. without U.S. goods having reciprocal access to China’s market
- Reduce the US tax base and exacerbate budget deficits now constraining our military budget
10 a.m.-11 a.m. Briefing and Press Conference with Clyde Prestowitz, Pat Mulloy and Peter Navarro
9:30 a.m.: Peter Navarro will screen excerpts from the documentary Crouching Tiger on the rise of China’s military
Cannon House Office Building Room 121
Clyde Prestowitz is founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute. Mr. Prestowitz served as a trade negotiator and Commerce Department official in the Reagan administration. He has played key roles in achieving congressional passage of NAFTA and in shaping the final content of the Uruguay Round, as well as providing the intellectual basis for current U.S. trade policies toward Japan, China, and Korea.
Patrick Mulloy served five two-year terms as a commissioner on the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Today, Commissioner Mulloy is a trade lawyer and consultant to the President Emeritus of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and other non-profits on U.S. trade and international economic policies. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of International Trade Law at the law schools of Catholic University and George Mason University.
Peter Navarro is the author of the new book and film Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World. His first book and film Death By China exposed the hazards of entering into ill-conceived trade deals in Asia. He carefully documented the closure of more than 50,000 factories and the loss of millions of American jobs after the White House and Congress let China into the World Trade Organization.
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