Since Donald Trump entered office, he has spoken about the danger of China’s global influence. He has lamented how so few countries are willing to hold the communist country accountable—and how it could lead to disaster.
This year, he’s been proven right. But President Trump is not about to let the country off the hook. He and Secretary of State Pompeo are taking actions to confront China’s actions:
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he signed legislation and an executive order to hold China “accountable” for the national security law it imposed on Hong Kong.
At a Rose Garden news conference, Trump said he is ending Hong Kong’s preferential treatment as a punishment against China for what he called its “oppressive” actions against the people of Hong Kong.
In addition to this, Mike Pompeo is working to hold China accountable for its role in the pandemic:
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said that the world will “absolutely” make China pay a price for the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, saying the cost will likely be reflected in changing relations with the world’s second largest economy.
Many in the media have failed to report on China’s treatment of Hong Kong. Additionally, major media outlets have given China a break in the spread of the deadly pandemic worldwide. But the Trump administration is bucking that trend to hold the communist government’s feet to the fire.
Trump is ending special treatment Hong Kong received in regard to trade and other agreements. Because Hong Kong was once an independent entity, enjoying democracy and capitalism, we got along well.
But in recent years, communist China has been taking over. The promise that Hong Kong could be free evaporated, as China cracked down on pro-democracy movements.
Now, the city is all but a communist subject—no different than China itself. Trump was not about to let the CCP exploit Hong Kong’s relationship with the United States.
Mike Pompeo will use the full power of the State Department to hold China accountable for its attempts to cover up the virus outbreak.
Already, the administration has hit China was sanctions. Pompeo promises more action against China—perhaps with a view to recouping economic losses due to the pandemic shutdowns.
Considering Joe Biden’s history with China–how his son profited from Chinese investors–it is unlikely that a President Biden would go hard on the CCP.
- President Trump is ending Hong Kong’s preferential treatment because of the CCP.
- Mike Pompeo is promising China will pay for their slow response to the virus and lack of transparency.
- This comes as the liberal media and many companies refuse to acknowledge China’s actions.