‘Committee on the Present Danger: China’ Hosts Capitol Hill Roundtable Discussion of Threat Posed by Communist China
‘Committee on the Present Danger: China’ Hosts Capitol Hill Roundtable Discussion of Threat Posed by Communist China WATCH LIVE ON FACEBOOK
WASHINGTON—On the afternoon of April 9, the newly launched “Committee on the Present Danger: China” (CPDC) will convene the first of a series of roundtable discussions aimed at raising awareness about the magnitude of the Chinese Communist Party’s multifaceted and intensifying effort to supplant the United States as the world’s dominant power.
This meeting is expected to feature, in addition to comments by distinguished members of the CPDC, remarks by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, leading lawmakers and other experts concerned about the PRC’s ominous trajectory.
This conversation will take place against the backdrop of ongoing bilateral trade negotiations and rising concern—both in this country and the Western Pacific more generally—about Communist China’s economic warfare, military build-up and ever-more-aggressive behavior. (At its launch event, the Committee released a statementabout the need for a holistic approach to the Chinese threat.)
WHO: The Committee on the Present Danger: China
WHAT: A roundtable discussion over a working lunch concerning the threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party and what the United States and other nations must do to mitigate them
WHERE: Reserve Officers Association, Ballroom, One Constitution Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20002
WHEN: Noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 9
WHY: To arouse the American people and their elected representatives to the immense challenge our nation now faces from the People’s Republic of China and how we must respond
HOW: For media to register, contact [email protected]
Live-stream the event at www.facebook.com/securefreedom
The CPDC’s mission statement:
The mission of the “Committee on the Present Danger: China” is to help defend America through public education and advocacy against the full array of conventional and non-conventional dangers posed by the People’s Republic of China. As with the Soviet Union in the past, Communist China represents an existential and ideological threat to the United States and to the idea of freedom—one that requires a new American consensus regarding the policies and priorities required to defeat this threat. And for this purpose, it is necessary to bring to bear the collective skills, expertise and energies of a diverse group of experts on China, national security practitioners, human rights and religious freedom activists and others who have joined forces under the umbrella of the “Committee on Present Danger: China.”
Founding members of the “Committee on the Present Danger: China”—a number of whom will be present at the roundtable discussion—include: Brian Kennedy, chairman; Frank Gaffney, vice chairman; R. James Woolsey; Dr. William Bennett; Steve Bannon; Mark Helprin; Pastor Bob Fu; Kevin Freeman; Dr. Peter Pry; Dr. Sasha Gong; LTG William Boykin; Hon. Ed Timperlake; Dr. Mark Schneider; Richard Fisher; Amb. Hank Cooper; Lianchao Han; Dr. Michael Waller; Capt. James Fanell, USN (Ret.); Col./Dr. Lawrence Sellin, USA (Ret.); Dr. Dan Blumenthal; Dr. Stephen Mosher; and Dr. Bradley Thayer.
To interview a ‘Committee on the Present Danger: China’ representative, contact [email protected], Patrick Benner, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.