China Insider

China Insider #13 | The Two Sessions, and the House Select Committee on China’s First Hearing

Senior Fellow and Director, China Center
wilson shirley
wilson shirley
Former Media Fellow, China Center

Two events last week made the priorities and positions of Beijing and Washington clearer. First, thousands of delegates came together for the opening of the annual Two Sessions, which includes China’s National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Second, the House Select Committee on Strategic Competition between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party held a hearing titled “The Chinese Communist Party’s Threat to America.” Miles Yu and Wilson Shirley discuss what to make of these meetings (including what they say about Xi Jinping’s policies going forward), how the US Congress is building on the bipartisan consensus about the China challenge, and how America can respond to the most serious threat it has faced in decades.

On multiple fronts—from ideology to the economy, to the military, to technology—the Chinese Communist Party presents the United States and its allies and partners with their most serious threat since the Cold War—maybe since World War II. What does the emerging consensus about the China challenge get right, and what is it missing? And what will it take to compete to win?

China Insider is a weekly podcast project from Hudson Institute's China Center, hosted by Miles Yu and Wilson Shirley, who provide weekly news that mainstream American outlets often miss, as well as in-depth commentary and analysis on the China challenge and the free world’s future.