Press Release

August 14, 2017
Cardin Statement on Presidential Memorandum on China’s Trade Practices

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement in response to the President’s memorandum addressing China unfair trade laws, policies, practices, and actions related to intellectual property, innovation, and technology.

“We face many challenges in our economic relationship with China, especially with respect to that country’s failings in Intellectual Property (IP) protection and enforcement. I am hopeful that this action today will eventually lead to a decisive resolution of these issues to protect American firms and American jobs. It has been concerning to me how one-dimensional President Trump has made his foreign policy, stepping away from upholding American values in search of economic deals, but instead only diminishing America’s negotiating leverage, especially with China.”