Washington, D.C.— U.S. Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) introduced legislation requiring the U.S. State Department to submit a report to Congress regarding the support provided by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This report is required to be submitted within 30 days of the bill’s enactment. Congressman Barr’s legislation also stipulates that the State Department update its report to Congress every 90 days after its initial report.
“The unholy alliance between the CCP and the Kremlin is a serious threat to the United States and our allies,” said Congressman Barr. “There is evidence that General Secretary Xi ratcheted up support for the Kremlin before and during the invasion. The world should know how China is aiding and abetting Russia in evading the effects of international sanctions. We need a full report on the extent of this collaboration to inform the American public and enable lawmakers to begin positioning the U.S. to confront this new axis of evil head on.”
“The Chinese Communist Party has proven it is not willing or capable of acting as a constructive party in Russia’s unprovoked full-scale attack on Ukraine,” said U.S. Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), who serves as the lead Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. “Rather, they are complicit – releasing a joint statement with Putin that cast NATO as an aggressor; reportedly coordinating the invasion’s timing with Moscow; echoing Russian propaganda and disinformation that Russia is using to conduct brutal attacks on innocent Ukrainian civilians; and scaling up support to the Russian economy. Americans must be made aware of this unholy alliance and the CCP’s nefarious role in Russia’s war.”
China has not condemned Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. On February 4, Russia and the China released a joint statement following a meeting between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping outlining a strategic partnership with “no limits.” Following Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, China even abstained from a United Nations resolution of condemnation.