US Representative Tim Ryan, Democrat of Ohio, has used harsh rhetoric against China in his Senate campaign. Photo: Bloomberg
US Representative Tim Ryan, Democrat of Ohio, has used harsh rhetoric against China in his Senate campaign. Photo: Bloomberg

Washington’s consensus on China rarely unites US lawmakers, research finds

  • Both Democrats and Republicans view Beijing as a threat, but often weaponise their stance to blast rivals for not being tough enough on China, an analysis shows
  • China is a ‘potent tool in the Congressional repertoire, and members of Congress are eager to wield it in domestic disputes’, report says

US Representative Tim Ryan, Democrat of Ohio, has used harsh rhetoric against China in his Senate campaign. Photo: Bloomberg
US Representative Tim Ryan, Democrat of Ohio, has used harsh rhetoric against China in his Senate campaign. Photo: Bloomberg
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