Thirty-two global justice groups say a policy of hostility toward Beijing has “become a convenient excuse for pushing a corporate, militarist agenda.”
The organizations’ letter to lawmakers focuses on the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, which passed the US Senate with bipartisan support last June.
It would pour billions of dollars into American manufacturing and technology research to boost competition with China.
Congressional negotiations on the bill will take place this Friday.
The joint letter is demanding revisions to the pending legislation.
The groups are encouraging the United States and China to “resolve bilateral and global challenges through dialogue and cooperation rather than conflict and one-upmanship.”
The letter was spearheaded by Justice Is Global, the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, and Win Without War.