09.25.15

Gardner Meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, released the following statement today following a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping:

“I appreciated the chance to meet with President Xi Jinping today. Earlier this week, I asked President Obama to make several points in his meeting with President Xi. In today’s meeting, many of those points were emphasized: that China’s behavior in cyberspace is unacceptable, that their aggression in the South China Sea threatens regional stability, that their human rights record remains deplorable, and that China and the United States’ best interests will be served by a mutually beneficial relationship that abides by international laws and norms.

“On the Foreign Relations Committee, I will continue to be a voice for Colorado and America’s interests in Asia.  That means developing a mature and productive relationship with China – one that is sustainable only when China ceases its destabilizing behavior and starts respecting global norms.”     

###

Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.

354 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

(202) 224-5941