Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you, Mrs. Bartholomew, for being with us. Your comments are most helpful and relevant to this committee's study. You mentioned President Biden's words about working with China on some issues and confront China on others.
The more we hear from witnesses, the more it sounds like China is using every opportunity it gets to position itself for what's next, especially on trade. Your testimony seems to go directly in that direction. It's well known that Chinese companies have to comply with the Chinese state's security obligations and that some of them, including Huawei, share information with Chinese authorities that they have gathered in the countries where they do business.
How can we think about working with the People's Republic of China and its companies, knowing that they are looking for every opportunity to use this collaboration for long-term political purposes?
What precautions should we take to avoid getting into a situation where, by trying to co-operate, we would ultimately just be giving them more tools to act against us?