- Ted Cruz bill would rename Chinese embassy address after jailed dissident
- China warns bill would have serious repercussions for U.S.-China ties
Washington (CNN)Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz drew fire from a new quarter Tuesday, when the Chinese government tore into the Texas senator for a bill he pushed through the Senate last week.
"The moral high ground enjoyed by the United States is an advantage when dealing with a country like China, not something to be voluntarily abandoned," Cruz continued. "How ironic it is that the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate is threatening to veto a bill honoring the 2010 one."