Ed Royce, once an outspoken critic of Vietnam’s Communist Party, now lobbying for Tencent

Former House Foreign Affairs Committee chair Ed Royce, a Republican from California, has registered as a lobbyist for Chinese tech giant Tencent, which helps implement the Chinese Communist Party’s censorship and surveillance regime.

The catch: While in office, Royce was an outspoken critic of the Vietnamese Communist Party’s human rights abuses and backed several bills targeting China.

The big picture: Royce is only the latest in a line of former elected officials to lobby on behalf of Chinese companies accused of being complicit in human rights abuses.

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