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Reps. Kim, Connolly lead bipartisan bill to counter CCP’s global influence

U.S. Representatives Young Kim (CA-40) and Gerry Connolly (VA-11) introduced the PRC is Not a Developing Country Act (H.R. 1107) to ensure the People’s Republic of China (PRC) does not get preferential treatment in any international treaties, agreements or organizations.

Kim serves as chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Indo-Pacific and as a member of the Subcommittee on Africa.

The PRC is Not a Developing Country Act states that it will be the policy of the United States to:
  • Oppose the labeling or treatment of the PRC as a developing country in any treaty or international agreement to which the U.S. is a party;
  • Oppose the labeling or treatment of the PRC as a developing country in international organizations; and,
  • Pursue the labeling or treatment of the PRC as an upper middle income, high income, or developed country in each international organization of which the U.S. is a Member.

“The Chinese Communist Party is exploiting countries in need and receiving preferential treatment in international treaties and organizations. We must take action to right this wrong,” said Kim. “The PRC is Not a Developing Country Act will ensure that the Chinese government is not getting unfairly favorable treatment and influence at the expense of truly developing nations. I will keep working to ensure that the CCP is held accountable and the United States and our values lead the way in supporting developing countries around the world.”

“For too long, China has used its status as a developing country to game the system,” said Connolly. “As the second largest economy and largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions in the world, it is time for China to stop evading its responsibilities to combat climate change and play a constructive role in the international arena. I’m proud to join Rep. Young Kim to lead the charge for a level playing field.”

Read the bill HERE.

This article was released by the Office of Representative Young Kim.


  1. Kim is not my congressman but everywhere I go, everyone say Kim is a RINO.

  2. Why doesn’t Young Kim and fellow CCP paranoia partner Rep. Steel, sponsor legislation to require the DOD/NSA to track and shoot down all China made balloons? BTW where is my tax reduction you promise when campaigning but ignore after the election?

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