Tweets Related to China Task Force 

Tweets may be coordinated given the proximity and unity of message.

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  • Republican Tweets

  • Democratic Tweets

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Republican Tweets on China Task Force (May 7, 2020)

Tweets may be coordinated given the proximity and unity of message.


Democratic Party Tweet (May 7, 2020)


Media Tweets Related to China Task Force

McCaul characterized Tencent as a national security threat and “an integral part of the Chinese Communist Party’s industrial policies” as recently as November 2019, just three months before the new purchase of shares in the company. 

In an op-ed for Government Executive published on November 18, McCaul criticized the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board’s decision to use the MSCI All Country World ex.-U.S. Investable Market Index (IMI) for its International Fund, noting that the index includes “Chinese companies that threaten America’s economic and national security.”

“For instance, Tencent Holdings, an integral part of the Chinese Communist Party’s industrial policies and one of four national champions for artificial intelligence, accounts for a significant number of shares in the IMI,” he wrote. “Tencent is also heavily involved in the development of the social credit system, a dystopian system China has implemented to score its citizens’ behavior.”

McCaul has also called for an investigation into whether the government withheld information about the coronavirus outbreak from the world. Last month, he characterized China and the World Health Organization as “co-conspirators” in a coverup and called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to probe the Chinese Communist Party’s “various lies” and “disinformation campaign.”

“There is a case to be made here that this is the worst cover-up in human history,” McCaul told Fox News on April 10. “This is a cover-up by the Chinese Communist Party, which has now led to one of the worst pandemics we’ve ever seen.”

--  from Politico May 7, 2020