As highlighted in this prior post, in November 2018 the Department of Justice announced a China Initiative. Among the numerous goals of the China Initiative was to ‘identify Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases involving Chinese companies that compete with American businesses.”
In February 2022, the DOJ scrapped the China Initiative. According to this article, “the decision to end the program comes after a months-long review ordered by the new head of the National Security Division, Assistant Attorney General Matthew Olsen. “While I remain focused on the evolving, significant threat that the government of China poses, I have concluded that this initiative is not the right approach.”
Recently, Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) “announced a package of five national security focused bills to hold Communist China accountable and better protect American families. This legislative package contains bills which prohibit the U.S. Government from buying drones made by America’s adversaries, protect Taiwan from Communist China’s growing aggression, sever all financial transactions between the U.S. and Communist China once it engages in armed aggression against Taiwan, reestablish the China Initiative at Department of Justice, and require a list to be published listing all countries who have a bilateral security arrangement with Communist China to protect Americans abroad and prevent CCP police stations in the US.” (See here).