Two members of the United States House of Representatives, one a Republican and one a Democrat, continue the bipartisan effort in D.C. to apply increased vigilance and reduction in the use of technology, medicine, and other products produced in China, which is ruled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), a regime and form of government with which the U.S. is engaged in a competition for global superiority.
On May 10, Representatives Carlos A. Giménez (R-Fla.) and John Garamendi (D-Calif.) introduced the Port Crane Security and Inspection Act of 2o23, a measure intended to protect and prevent China and other adversaries from influencing and conducting surveillance on, and even sabotaging, the infrastructure of American seaports, which are critical components of the U.S. supply chain.
The legislation targets and places specific focus on the U.S.’s purchase and use of Chinese-made cargo cranes.
About 80 percent of the cranes used in U.S. ports are made in China.
Read more: Bipartisan Bill Aims to Protect US Seaports from Chinese Surveillance, Intrusion