Here in Washington on Tuesday, Sen. John Cornyn, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, praised Trump’s remarks and adopted an equally tough line in a speech on legislation he has crafted with other lawmakers to make it harder for China acquire U.S. technology through investments in American companies.
“It’s time to wake up to the mounting risks,” Cornyn said. “China, too often, requires technology transfer as a quid pro quo for U.S. companies to access it’s own market. This approach puts the Chinese Communist Party in the boardroom of nearly every U.S. multinational company in the high-tech sector.”