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‘It’s a right-here-at-home problem’: What to expect in Rep. Mike Gallagher’s prime-time hearing on China issues.

WASHINGTON – Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher on Tuesday will lay out the roadmap for his newly formed committee on China, attempting during the panel’s first hearing to make the case to the public that China’s communist government is a threat both internationally and domestically.

“This isn’t a matter of some obscure territorial claim in the East China Sea. It’s a question of American sovereignty,” Gallagher told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Monday. “It’s a right-here-at-home problem.”

The House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party’s first hearing — scheduled in primetime at 6 p.m. — will have a broad scope. The committee plans to touch on everything from the military threat China poses to Taiwan to the impact of the U.S.’s economic ties to China to reported human rights abuses by the Chinese government and Chinese activity in the U.S.

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