The Trump administration is reportedly weighing on a travel ban to the United States by all members of the Chinese Communist Party and their families. This will affect a quarter of the population and the move could be more powerful than cutting off the diplomatic ties between the two countries.
According to the New York Times, the presidential proclamation, still in draft form, could also authorize the United States government to revoke the visas of party members and their families who are already in the country, leading to their expulsion. Some proposed language is also aimed at limiting travel to the United States by members of the People’s Liberation Army and executives at state-owned enterprises, though many of them are likely to also be party members.
President Donald Trump has not ruled out further sanctions on top Chinese officials that could come in addition to actions taken this week to punish China for its handling of Hong Kong, an anonymous White House National Security Council spokesman said on Wednesday.
To hold the CCP regime accountable, Trump’s legal team had already created a list of officials including Vice Premier Han Zheng and Wang Yang, two members of the Communist Party’s seven-member Politburo Standing Committee. Others to be included in the list will include Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and Chris Tang, the city’s police commissioner, according to people familiar with the matter.
The secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said on Wednesday the US would be placing visa restrictions on “certain employees” of Chinese technology firms including Huawei, but provided no details.
In his latest speech, “My Faith, My Work, My Country”, Pompeo repeated his tough stance to defend freedom of the world that Communist China is working to take down.
“That perhaps starts with the Chinese Communist Party. No administration has broken glass on the threat of our times like we have,” said pompeo, “ We have slapped sanctions and travel restrictions on CCP officials.”
“You should note, the Chinese Communist Party isn’t too happy about it. A few weeks ago, the Chinese state TV called me, quote, ‘the common enemy of mankind,’ end of quote.” Pompeo laughed.
On Thursday in Michigan, the US attorney general, William Barr, issued a denunciation of the Chinese Communist Party’s strategy to achieve economic, political and cultural domination, shamefully supported by US big corporations like Disney and Apple.
“The ultimate ambition of China’s rulers isn’t to trade with the United States. It is to raid the United States. If you are an American business leader, appeasing the PRC may bring short-term rewards. But in the end, the PRC’s goal is to replace you,” Barr said in his speech.
CCP killer and founder of New Federal State of China Guo Wengui said, “Barr’s speech has sent a clear message that the US is determined to eliminate the CCP by way of the rule of law. Once the process starts, it shall not be stopped.”
The Chinese Communist Party has 92 million members. To include their family members, this travel ban shall cause pain to about 300 million Chinese.
The ban could also have major consequences for China’s wealthiest entrepreneurs and business leaders.
There are more than 30 million private companies in China. Of 8000 entrepreneurs who responded to a government survey published last year, more than half said they were members of the Chinese Communist Party. Besides, China’s rich and powerful are almost all party members, including Alibaba founder Jack Ma and Tencent founder Pony Ma.
In recent days, the news has inflamed public applauds in China and among the overseas Chinese communities. Most Chinese are happy to see the CCP members penalized. The phrase “退党or quit the party” has become a popular keyword in Google search.
But if the proposed ban goes through, it will no doubt lead to retaliation by the Chinese government.
Beijing says any travel ban imposed by the United States against members of China’s ruling Communist Party (CCP) would be absurd, adding such a move would amount to Washington standing in opposition to the entire population of China.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a press conference, “We noted that Chinese people have reacted strongly to yesterday’s reports that the US government is weighing travel restrictions on all CPC members. Many say that they are Chinese Communist Youth League members and Young Pioneers, and some others say they don’t even care to go to the US as it has come to where it is today.”
“No matter whether these reports you mentioned are true or not, the US is, in fact, standing on the opposite of the 1.4 billion Chinese people, who account for one-fifth of the world’s total population, and is ridiculously acting in contrary to the wishes of the Chinese people and its own people.”
It may not be reasonable to sanctions all CCP members and their families, as the Chinese are also victims of the CCP’s crimes. The ban will definitely cause pain to residents, students and visitors amounting to the millions already in the US.
The proposed ban tells that public opinion is overwhelming to hold the CCP accountable for covering up the coronavirus and causing over 141,000 deaths in the US. The CCP is no doubt a terrorist organization that needs to be eliminated.
Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon said in War-Room Pandemic that Trump should directly sanction Xi jinping and Wang Qishan.The stock market cannot secure Trump’s second term; only by eliminating the CCP can Trump achieve his goal, Bannon suggested.
CCP killer Guo Wengui said in his latest broadcast that he is sure Wang Qishan and his family members in the US must not escape the sanctions, and next step, all the CCP’s assets will be confiscated or frozen.
Details of the plan, described by four people with knowledge of the discussions, have not yet been finalized, and President Trump might ultimately reject it, the New York Times reports.
Reuters confirmed the report on Thursday, saying a draft presidential order had been circulated, but deliberations were at an early stage and the issue had not yet been brought to Trump.
Let’s wait and see what happens next.
By Cloudy Seagail