Athenai Praises Establishment Of House Select Committee On Competition With The Chinese Communist Party
The Athenai Institute, a non-partisan, student-founded 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to removing the influence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from colleges and universities throughout the country, praised the bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives to establish the Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party. By a vote of 365-65, the House voted in favor of the resolution establishing the Select Committee.
With strong support on both sides of the aisle, today’s vote demonstrates that Americans’ elected Representatives are following the lead of the American people and standing up to the corrosive influence of the CCP, domestically and around the world. A Pew poll last spring found that 83% of Americans said they had little or no confidence in Xi Jinping to “do the right thing in world affairs.”
“The American people overwhelmingly oppose the CCP’s efforts to establish influence over our vital governing and cultural institutions,” said John Metz, Athenai’s President. “On campuses around the country, young people from all corners of the political compass are leading the movement against the CCP by calling on their universities to financially disentangle themselves from its abuses and protect academic freedom. It is encouraging that members of Congress are joining us in this fight. When the American people and our elected Representatives stand together, we can and will beat the CCP.”
“Today’s bipartisan vote shows how committed the 118th Congress is to standing firm against the CCP,” said Congressman Neal Dunn, Honorary Congressional Co-Chair of the Athenai Institute. “I look forward to working with the student leaders at Athenai to ensure that this committee prioritizes steps to fight the CCP’s financial influence in our academic institutions.”
Athenai is a non-partisan, student-founded 501(c)(3) formed in May 2020 to remove the influence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from American college campuses. Athenai advocates for student governments and university administrations to close Confucius Institutes, divest investments and other financial entanglements with the Chinese government, and establish policies and mechanisms to prevent the CCP from encroaching on academic discourse and the independence of academic institutions.
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