A House subcommittee is set to take up a bill that would restrict travel in the United States for senior Chinese officials, in a protest over China’s one-child “family planning” policy.
Republican Representative Chris Smith, a frequent and fierce critic of China’s human rights record, authored the legislation going before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.
Smith’s proposal would empower Obama to deny US entry to any senior Chinese official, or family members of any official closely tied to policies that set back democratic reforms in China.
China’s one-child policy has been in the news recently beyond this new legislation. Joe Biden, you’ll remember, made waves recently for seemingly dismissing the one-child policy as something he wouldn’t be “second-guessing.”