John Ratcliffe, the former Director of National Intelligence, said in 2020 that “China poses the greatest threat to America today and the greatest threat to democracy and freedom worldwide since World War II. The intelligence is clear. Beijing intends to dominate the U.S. and the rest of the planet.”
Beijing has the most powerful Navy and Air Force in the Pacific region. China has transformed what was an obsolete military into one that can challenge the U.S. while our military is 50 percent smaller than it was during the peak of the Reagan buildup.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is building up its nuclear arsenal. The U.S. has taken a 30-year holiday in modernizing its nuclear arsenal, providing China the time to develop capabilities to match and overcome U.S. defenses.
CCP Has Waged Economic War for Decades
On May 17, former U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer told the House Select Committee on China that the CCP has been in an economic war with the U.S. for decades. He added that their economic policy is part of their overall strategy of global dominance.
“The CCP forces our companies to turn over technology to them, and when they do not, they steal it. The CCP is the world’s number one source of industrial espionage.’
“China’s GDP has gone from $1.2 trillion in 2000 when we granted them most favored nation treatment to $17 trillion now.”
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy said, “We spent decades passing policies that welcomed China into the global system, and in return, China has exported oppression, aggression, and anti-Americanism. The era of trusting the CCP has ended.”
Biden Has Been Bought
According to Peter Schweitzer, author of “Red Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China,” the CCP relies on a strategy of buying powerful figures in American politics and business to extend its influence.
“The strategy is to buy off the elites in the U.S. by giving them lucrative deals and special access to the Chinese market,” Schweitzer says.
“The Biden family has received tens of millions of dollars from CCP-linked businesses. Biden is the most compromised President in American history.”
Leaked emails and inside sources have confirmed that when China’s spy balloons were traveling over the U.S. in February, Joe Biden was far more concerned about not offending China than he was with America’s national security.
Internal communications within the State Department reveal that senior U.S. officials deliberately delayed planned measures against China. Rather than punish China for its flagrant violation of U.S. airspace, Secretary of State Antony Blinken instructed his subordinates to halt previously planned sanctions on Chinese tech companies like Huawei.
Nuclear Subs in South Korea
Chad Wolf, then Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, warned in 2020 that “the CCP views the United States as a political and ideological threat and seeks to destroy the U.S. OUr struggle with the CCP is nothing short of a civilizational conflict.”
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