January 15,2020

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Wyden Statement on Phase One of U.S.-China Trade Deal

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement on phase one of the U.S.-China trade deal:

“Addressing China’s lengthy track record of predatory commercial practices — including intellectual property theft, forced technology transfer and economic espionage — is critical for American workers. The stakes could not be higher for the future of the U.S. economy. While I want this deal to resolve our fundamental concerns with China, I fear that its limited scope, the lack of transparency in its development and the weak enforcement mechanism mean it will amount to little more than words on paper.”