WSCRC’s Executive Director was recently quoted in the Spokane Spokesman Review (August 4) regarding the introduction of a new bill in the Senate written to create a clearer U.S. strategy towards China. The bill, introduced by Senator Jim Risch (R, Idaho), aims to counter China’s trade practices and military build-up, invest in U.S. competitiveness, and bolster alliances and international organizations. Executive Director Coquillard outlined the importance of the Washington State – China trading relationship as well as the value of the cultural exchanges between the two countries. He also stressed that he supports U.S. efforts to bolster alliance building in order to create a unified approach to counter some of China’s more egregious trading practices. A link to the article can be found here.