Growing wary of China, senators hope to beef up scrutiny of economic ties and offshoring

“US companies are concerned the proposed review process will be applied in a broad manner, giving the government direct influence over their business decisions and putting our companies at a competitive disadvantage,” said Doug Barry, a spokesman for the US-China Business Council, a Washington trade association. “We want to make clear how important it is to maintain a commercial relationship with China, one that protects national security and increases the million-plus American jobs that are currently supported by this bilateral trade,” Mr. Barry said.