The outbreak of the novel coronavirus emanating from Wuhan, China was a breaking point for the Trump administration to lay down the hammer even harder on the communist regime. However, the Chinese Communist government did everything it could to cover up the mess from the start putting the world at risk and causing the global economy to spiral out of control.
Rep. Ken Buck, R-CO, has been tough on China. It’s not always an easy position to be in as a member of Congress when big tech and other companies manufacture a large amount of their product in the communist country.
During Monday’s episode of “The Sara Carter Podcast,” he explained why apps like TikTok are dangerous and expose the simple tools China’s government uses to spy on Americans. However, until the rest of the world agrees to hold China accountable, there won’t be real change, Buck said.
He explained, “Their espionage, their really disregard for the rule of law in In trade policy, and when we get the world to a point where there is a consensus that we need to hold China accountable, I believe they’ll change. But up until that point they won’t.”
“While I don’t think they plan on a pandemic that would impact the United States the way it is, I do think that out of their, the values that they have, and the values that are just contrary to the rest of the world, we have a very serious situation and we need to address it,” he told Carter.
Buck’s statements fall in line with President Trump‘s policy on the CCP. He has been warning about China for decades, even prior to his term in office.
It is the reason he has focused so stringently on renegotiating trade deals with Beijing. The outbreak only reenforced those concerns and highlighted America’s severe national security flaws regarding the manufacturing of medicines and medical protective personal equipment.
Now, Trump is working to not just isolate China economically, but also ending the communist regimes espionage attempts.
In recent days, the President has made suggestions he’s going to ban Chinese-owned “TikTok,” a social media application where users make short videos.
Many government employees have already been banned from downloading the application onto their government phones over concerns the program is used as a tool for Chinese espionage.
“China is obviously an adversary of the United States and of the West and of our values,” Buck said. “And the Chinese government uses simple apps like TikTok, as an espionage tool. And we have to make sure we understand that they’re never going to give us the information we need to help the American people when it comes to a disease like COVID-19.”
He continued, “They’re not going to be transparent in anything in China because that’s just not a value they have. And it’s time that the western Europeans stand up and help President Trump isolate China on their horrible economic practices.”
China’s government believes in everything counter to what the majority of the free world believes, making it all the more critical for the world to take notice and join forces with the U.S., Buck added.
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Reportedly President Joe Biden is making deals with Chinese President Xi Jinping to help improve anti-drug trafficking measures. China is one of the top fentanyl producers and distributors, culminating in a pandemic of fentanyl overdoses and deaths in the United States.
The Biden administration will be lifting sanctions on a Chinese government ministry, in exchange for bolstering anti-drug trafficking measures, Bloomberg reported. “We’re hoping to see some progress on that issue this coming week,” National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Monday, according to the New York Post. “That could then open the door to further cooperation on other issues where we aren’t just managing things, but we’re actually delivering tangible results.”
The Daily Caller News Foundation noted that should a deal materialize, it will be at least the third time that China has promised to get tough on fentanyl. In 2016, China agreed to increase counter-narcotics operations, and Xi again agreed to launch a crackdown in 2018. Nonetheless, China and Mexico are “the primary source countries for fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances trafficked directly into the United States,” according to a 2020 DEA intelligence report.
“China remains the primary source of fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances trafficked through international mail and express consignment operations environment, as well as the main source for all fentanyl-related substances trafficked into the United States.”
President Joe Biden and Xi are meeting for the first time in over a year during this week’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in San Francisco. Sources familiar with the situation told Bloomberg that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) will crack down on Chinese companies manufacturing chemical precursors for fentanyl in exchange for the U.S. lifting sanctions on the Ministry of Public Security’s Institute of Forensic Science, which the Commerce Department added to the Entity List in 2020 for “engaging in human rights violations and abuses” in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
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