House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, who is expected to become the new House speaker in January, said on Tuesday that he would name Representative Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin to lead a new select committee on China. Photo: Reuters
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, who is expected to become the new House speaker in January, said on Tuesday that he would name Representative Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin to lead a new select committee on China. Photo: Reuters

Likely US House speaker promotes China panel, naming an ardent hawk as its chair

  • House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, expected to replace Nancy Pelosi in January, calls for committee to ‘fight against the Chinese Communist Party’
  • For chairman, McCarthy picks Representative Mike Gallagher, who has introduced legislation to force tax-exempt groups to divest holdings in Chinese companies

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, who is expected to become the new House speaker in January, said on Tuesday that he would name Representative Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin to lead a new select committee on China. Photo: Reuters
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, who is expected to become the new House speaker in January, said on Tuesday that he would name Representative Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin to lead a new select committee on China. Photo: Reuters
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