The lastest tweets of US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo reaffirm the stance of the US government of how the Trump administration thinks about the coronavirus and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Pompeo writes, “The Chinese Communist Party knew how virulent the coronavirus was. They censored and disappeared whistleblowers and journalists who tried to sound the alarm. The CCP is the culprit for a global pandemic that’s killed more than 200,000 Americans – and nearly 1M people worldwide.”
“The Chinese Communist Party and its proxies aim to make Americans receptive to Beijing’s form of authoritarianism,” Pompeo tweets.
We must also pay special attention to the following remarks of the Secretary in his speech “State Legislatures and the China Challenge” at Wisconsin State Capital, Madison on September 23rd.
I want to distinguish importantly two things. First, look, plenty of countries try to influence our politics and our culture, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I’m not worried about the Alliance Francaise or the National Italian American organization or an Irish group.
They’re fundamentally different than what the Chinese Communist Party is doing. It has a much more sinister view of this engagement. The party and its proxies aim to make Americans receptive to Beijing’s form of authoritarianism.
Now, I use this language carefully. I talk about the Chinese Communist Party because I have a second distinction I want to draw, which is between that party and the people of China, between the leaders of China and those who want to live in China as free peoples in peace and prosperity and take care of their families in the same way that we all do here in the United States.
The United States is close to declaring war. We won’t be shocked or surprised when Donald Trump is taking on Xi Jinping and the CCP leadership at any moment. This is a battle of life and death.
Edited by Cloudy Seagail
China’s Empty Promises in the South China Sea
Five years ago on September 25, 2015, General Secretary Xi Jinping stood in the White House Rose Garden and stated “China does not intend to pursue militarization” of the Spratly Islands, and China’s outposts would not “target or impact any country.” China has instead pursued a reckless and provocative militarization of those disputed outposts, they have deployed anti-ship cruise missiles, expanded military radar and signal intelligence capabilities, constructed dozens of fighter jet hangars, and have built runways capable of accommodating combat aircraft.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) uses these militarized outposts as platforms of coercion to assert control over waters to which Beijing has no lawful maritime claim. They serve as staging grounds for the hundreds of maritime militia vessels and China Coast Guard ships that regularly harass civilian craft and impede legitimate law enforcement activities, offshore fishing, and hydrocarbon development by neighboring states.
The CCP does not honor its words or commitments. In recent months, we have seen an unprecedented number of states express their formal opposition at the United Nations to China’s unlawful maritime claims in the South China Sea. We urge the international community to continue to raise its opposition to this unacceptable and dangerous behavior, and to make clear to the CCP that we will hold it to account. The United States will continue to stand with our Southeast Asian allies and partners in resisting China’s coercive efforts to establish dominion over the South China Sea.
Statement of US State Department
September 27, 2020