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Rep. Buck Warns, World Leaders Need To Stand With Trump To Hold China Accountable

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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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New documents show China trying to establish ‘satellite state’ in Caribbean

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China has been “exploiting a fragile security environment and taking advantage of the region’s need for economic investment to gain influence and advance its malign agenda” in a move that challenges U.S. hegemony in the Americas, U.S. Southern Command Comm. General Laura Richardson recently told Congress in written testimony.

The Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, located about 220 miles from the U.S. Virgin Islands, is where China is planning to establish a special Chinese-run economic zone, according to documents reviewed by Newsweek

Just The News  reports that per the documents, the area will have its own customs and immigration facilities, a shipping port and it will even issue passports. China will also establish different kinds of businesses that will specialize in things from facial surgery to virology, the latter of which is closely associated with the research in Wuhan that is the suspected source of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A spokesperson for SOUTHCOM said that the U.S. military is “aware that China may use its commercial and diplomatic presence for military purposes. In Asia, Africa and the Middle East, China has already abused commercial agreements at host-country ports for military aims; our concern is they may do the same in this region.”

More than two-thirds of the 31 nations under SOUTHCOM’s responsibility have signed onto China’s belt-and-road initiative, which is Beijing’s program to lend money to developing nations to use for infrastructure projects, according to Just The News.

Several nations have had problems with repaying such loans, resulting in Beijing seizing the country’s assets. For example, Sri Lanka struggled to pay back Beijing in 2017 and instead signed off the rights to a strategic port, according to Foreign Policy.

Rep. Eric Burlison, R-Mo., a member of the House Oversight Committee proving China’s incursion inside the U.S. sphere of influence, told Just the News on Monday night that Beijing’s aggression in the Caribbean reminded him of the Soviet’s intervention in Fidel Castro’s Cuba more than a half century earlier.

“It reminds me of Russia’s involvement in Cuba, just 220 miles off the shore of the US Virgin Islands. We have Antigua. It used to be considered the United States back yard. Unfortunately, today, it’s China’s front yard,” Burlison told the “Just the News, No Noise television show. “And China has used the united front to enter into loan agreements and contracts to create trade zones within Antigua in order to gain a foothold into the Caribbean.”

“And this is just part of their efforts around the globe, whether it’s in African countries or Laos. They’re they’re creating a network to try to undermine the U.S. dollar and try to end run around some of our tariffs and other programs,” he warned.

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