Rep. Sherrill says China has likely targeted New Jersey businesses for espionage, disruption
New Jersey Democratic Rep. Mikie Sherrill says businesses in New Jersey have been targeted for espionage and disruption by the Chinese Communist Party.
Sherrill, who is a member of the bipartisan House Select Committee on Strategic Competition between the United States and China, unveiled a strategy in Trenton Monday for economic competition with China.
“All U.S. firms, from the biggest chip manufacturer like Intel, to small businesses here in Trenton, are CCP targets for disruption, espionage and IP theft and commercial coercion,” the congresswoman said during a speech at Thomas Edison State University.
Sherrill said People’s Republic of China President Xi Jinping will “likely only double down” on disruption as his reign continues.
Her American Jobs and Competition Plan is meant as a counter to the Chinese Communist Party’s “Made in China 2025” plan.
Sherrill is co-sponsor of a bipartisan congressional resolution that aims to highlight Chinese unfair trade practices. It has the support of unions including IBEW Local 102 and the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters.