Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Sen. Marco Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants and a former Republican presidential candidate, has made China a centerpiece of his political strategy. He has joined other members of Congress in urging the U.S. to impose sanctions on Chinese officials for human rights abuses against the ethnic minority Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, China. He has said that the Chinese Communist Party’s delays in alerting the world to the coronavirus has cost lives; and that America should rethink its global supply chain. China, in short, is America’s strategic rival, and its companies are “exploiting” America’s capital markets. The result, he says, is that Americans are funding a totalitarian regime. What follows is a lightly edited Q&A. Marco Rubio Illustration by Lauren Crow Q: China has been a key focus for you for some time. So let’s start with Covid-19. Can you talk about China’s response to the outbreak, and also whether this has changed your thinking about the global Subscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.