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Mar 22, 2018 Press Release

March 22, 2018

Contact: Amanda Munger (202) 225-2605


WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today issued the below statement in response to the president’s announcement of $60 billion in tariffs against China:

Mar 7, 2018 Press Release

Thanks Bruce, and thanks for the opportunity to be here at Brookings. Good morning everyone. It is an honor to be here. I want to thank Brookings for the invitation to be keynote today. I appreciate the opportunity.


Jul 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after an international tribunal’s landmark decision which concluded that China’s claim over waters in the South China Sea has no legal basis.

Jun 13, 2016 Press Release

Action takes aim at Chinese export duties which disadvantage U.S. aerospace industry

Feb 22, 2016 Press Release

PEORIA, IL—Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) announced today that he will now serve as co-chair of the U.S.-China Working Group (USCWG) alongside of Congressmen Rick Larsen (WA-2).  Founded in 2005 and composed of members of Congress, this bi-partisan group seeks to build and strengthen diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China.

Sep 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today praised the joint announcement from President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping to expand the efforts of both countries to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Larsen has pointed to the two countries’ joint efforts to combat climate change as a critical precursor to a successful U.N. climate agreement in Paris in December.

Nov 20, 2014 Press Release

APEC Summit Advanced Agreements Between U.S. and China to Reduce Trade and Travel Barriers

Jul 9, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, members of the Washington state congressional delegation invited Chinese President Xi Jinping to include Washington state as part of his first official state visit to the United States later this year. In extending the invitation, the members emphasized the importance of the relationship between China and Washington state.

In The News

Mar 23, 2018 In The News

If there’s a trade war between the U.S. and China, don’t blame Donald Trump : China started it long before he became president.


Mar 23, 2018 In The News

HANOI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Vietnam has halted an oil drilling project in the “Red Emperor” block off its southeastern coast licensed to Spanish energy firm Repsol following pressure from China, three sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Friday.


Mar 23, 2018 In The News

GENEVA — The handsome stone edifice that serves as the headquarters for the World Trade Organization rises like a fortress over Lake Geneva, projecting an air of impregnability. But lately the institution looks vulnerable, sowing worries that global commerce itself may be in jeopardy.


Mar 23, 2018 In The News

America’s message to investors overseas has long been that the U.S. is open for business. Now a presidential administration that says "America First" is pushing back, and one of its tools is a formerly obscure committee that works behind closed doors.

Mar 22, 2018 In The News

Fears of a trade war heightened on Thursday as the Trump administration slapped trade sanctions on China, including restrictions on investment and tariffs on $60bn worth of products.

A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman said Beijing would “take all legal measures to protect our interest” if the US took “actions that will harm both China and itself”.

Mar 22, 2018 In The News

The trade conflict between China and the U.S. escalated, with Beijing announcing its first retaliation against metals levies hours after President Donald Trump outlined fresh tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports and pledged there’s more on the way.


Mar 22, 2018 In The News

The revelation that a foreign nation is actively spying on a government building is usually a big deal. Yet in January 2018 when a Le Monde investigation exposed that the Chinese-financed and constructed African Union building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia had been bugged by Beijing, the outcry was muted.

Mar 22, 2018 In The News

China has sold Pakistan an advanced tracking system that could boost Islamabad's efforts to improve ballistic missiles capable of delivering multiple warheads, according to The South China Morning Post.


Mar 22, 2018 In The News

BEIJING—China’s government criticized the U.S.’s planned punitive actions on Chinese exports and investment, warning that it will take “all necessary measures” to respond and decrying Washington’s approach to the countries’ trade disputes.


Feb 27, 2018 In The News

SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING (Reuters) - When Apple Inc begins hosting Chinese users’ iCloud accounts in a new Chinese data center at the end of this month to comply with new laws there, Chinese authorities will have far easier access to text messages, email and other data stored in the cloud.