To read the full remarks in text: https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-william-p-barr-delivers-remarks-china-policy-gerald-r-ford-presidential
The Attorney General William P. Barr’s speech on Jul 16, 2020 announced that the US government starts to tackle CCP’s effect through the rule of law. In his speech, Mr. Barr agreed with National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien’s opinion that “The days of American passivity and naivety regarding the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are over”.
In the past decades, US society always thought PRC as a partner that could collaborate and got a win-win result. After President Nixon’s visit to China in 1972 and Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms in the 1980s, hundreds of billions of dollars from the US have been invested in the Chinese market. This also stimulates all the other western countries to increase their investment in PRC. Those US elites believed that China’s prosperity in the economy would in turn cause the political structure reforms. They believed PRC will finally become a “wealthy and democratic” country. However, the cruel reality shows they are wrong. The underestimation of the Chinese Communist Party’s evilness makes China “wealthy but dictatorial”. The PRC government, which is completely under the control of CCP, used that money to monitor the people and enhance the authoritarian rule. Also, the CCP government utilized its growth power to infiltrate every aspect of US society.
As Mr. Barr said, under the instruction of “made in China 2025”, the CCP government utilized its national power to perform the “predatory and often unlawful” actions like “currency manipulation, tariffs, quotas, state-led strategic investment and acquisitions, theft and forced transfer of intellectual property, state subsidies, dumping, cyberattacks, and espionage”. These unacceptable tactics severely harm the US economy and intellectual properties. With the full support from the CCP government, HUAWEI became a giant as well as a freak in the tech industry field. Backed by billions of dollars in subsidies and intellectual property theft, HUAWEI can easily beat its competitors and take over control of the market through price war.
The CCP government is continuously performing intellectual property theft from the US
In the ideology field, the CCP government also uses its economic power to infiltrate Hollywood. Now CCP realized Hollywood can also be the special propaganda channel for compeling ideological conformity and freedom of speech repression. As Mr. Barr mentioned the movie World War Z (about zombie apocalypse caused by a virus) has the original version depicted that the patient zero is a boy from Chongqing, a city in China. However, the studio, Paramount Pictures, told producers to delete this part in the hope of the movie being released in China, even though this deal never materialized.
Moreover, the CCP government is continuously smuggling fentanyl to the US. On Jul 17th, 2020, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated one entity and four individuals as “significant foreign narcotics traffickers”. Both the entity and individuals were located in PRC. This is just another case about the CCP’s despicable tactics to “weaken the US”. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, which means it is very likely to cause drug addiction. Although such fentanyl is a schedule II-controlled substance in the US, the CCP government acquiesced and even encouraged the production and the export of fentanyl. Through the cross-border trade platform like Alibaba, such “made in China” fentanyl could be easily ordered and smuggled to the US in low dosage. This makes the population with fentanyl addiction rapidly increase over time. One of the most unacceptable CCP’s strategies, as Mr. Barr mentioned in the speech, is as the largest producer of certain protective equipment for COVID-19, the CCP government refused to export them to countries in need during the pandemic. This indirectly caused millions of innocent people and health professionals to get infected, which threatens everybody’s life and health.
As the person currently in charge of US justice, Mr. Barr’s speech officially indicates that the US government has already realized the CCP’s infiltration to every aspect of the US society. The real action is on the way. The US will use the rule of law to wipe out CCP’s effect on the world.
Cover figure: US society is infiltrated by CCP in all aspects—self created
Attorney General William P. Barr speaks on July 16 at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum— the Washington post
Fentanyl picture: https://www.uscc.gov/sites/default/files/Research/USCC%20Staff%20Report_Fentanyl-China’s%20Deadly%20Export%20to%20the%20United%20States020117.pdf
The CCP government is continuously performing intellectual property theft from the US — sociable.co