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Sara Carter: China’s crackdown on freedom could be an omen for Americans



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On the “Sara Carter Show” podcast Monday, host Sara A. Carter warned listeners about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) growing threat within the United States and how the CCP’s censorship could transpire in our country.

On Monday, Myanmar‘s military staged a coup and detained senior politicians. The Myanmar military declared a year-long state of emergency following a general election in which Ms Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party won by a landslide.

“So they’re gonna basically lockdown the nation for one year because they don’t want anyone to speak out or act up. Otherwise, they’re terrorists,” Carter said. “They want to ensure that the population doesn’t speak out against what happened. That is really frightening stuff.”

Carter compared the Myanmar coup to what could transpire in the United States and noted how many Americans who speak out are also being labeled as terrorists.

“My God, look at what’s happening in the United States,” Carter said. “The most important part, I believe, of our U.S. Constitution is our First Amendment freedoms, our ability to speak out, our ability to say what we feel. It may not always be right. You may disagree with it. You could be crazy, right? It could be just talking crazy. But you’re not inciting violence. You’re not doing anything bad.”

“Now people who are speaking out are literally are being called terrorists.”

Chinese citizens who speak out against the government can face life threatening punishments, Carter noted, saying it happened to her friend Andy Chan in Hong Kong. Chan was arrested and his life was threatened for voicing his opinion as head of the Hong Kong National Party.

“A lot of people, including Andy, have been silenced. Because the threat of what can happen to them and their lives with the Chinese is unimaginable. People have disappeared. Andy’s life has been under threat. He’s been arrested multiple times, and not arrested for doing anything outside of speaking. And I want you to think about what is happening in our own country,” Carter said to her listeners.

“Freedom is precious. And we should not allow our government to take that away from us. And it is the reason why so many people overseas like in Taiwan, and Hong Kong… and Myanmar are fighting for these freedoms, for essential freedoms, just to be able to speak out and to speak up.”

“Don’t take away my voice,” she said. “Don’t take away who I am, as a human being. Don’t call people who had a difference of opinion, a terrorist. This is the United States of America. That’s what China does. That’s what China does to get away with things. We don’t do that here.”

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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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