U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao

The following is a press release from Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-8):

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Kevin Brady (R-Texas), chairman of the House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee and the top House Republican on the Joint Economic Committee met with President Hu Jintao of China Thursday as part of a bipartisan House delegation led by Speaker John Boehner.

In addition to concerns over the Chinese currency, Brady has concentrated on removing barriers that shut American companies out of the growing Chinese market. He continues to press China’s leaders to adequately protect U.S. intellectual property rights, eliminate harmful “indigenous innovation” policies and to end subsidies, directed lending and restrictions on exports of key raw materials.

“In order to build stronger ties, China and the United States must address and resolve longstanding global competitiveness issues that shut America out of that market and hamper China’s development as a responsible stakeholder in the global economy," said Brady. “I continue to seek the release of Dr. Xue Feng, a constituent of The Woodlands and an American businessman who is currently imprisoned in China, on humanitarian grounds. Dr. Xue’s health is failing, his family here in Texas is suffering and I will continue to raise this issue at every level until he is reunited with his wife and children once again."

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