U.S. multinational corporations are undermining President Donald Trump’s attempts in the face of threats from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), according to an opinion piece by Daily Caller editor Omeed Malik and Donald Trump Jr.
This became clear when the Trump administration announced that the technological platform WeChat, linked to the CCP, represented a threat to national security and therefore commercial transactions with this company are prohibited, according to the Daily Caller of Oct. 6.
After the announcement, U.S. multinationals immediately protested, arguing that this decision affected business, giving priority to the commercial aspect over the security of the nation.
For the authors of the article, Malik and Trump, clinging to business with the CCP damages the nation.
“The establishment’s willful blindness and dogmatic adherence to free trade with China has failed the American people,” they argue in the article.
“Trade must be free but fair, and capitalism cannot be allowed to become a commercialism that in turn endangers our constitutional rights and national security,” they added, according to Daily Caller.
They also refer to specific data showing how much advantage the CCP has taken over the United States.
They mention that since 2001 the country has lost more than 10 million jobs in the manufacturing sector and that, in addition, the CCP has taken on more than $1 trillion in U.S. debt.
At the same time, it “blatantly” forced the transfer of technology from U.S. companies, and manipulated its currency.
The CCP manipulates U.S. corporations, an example of which was presented by the NBA when it refused to allow a general manager of the Houston Rockets to back Hong Kong protesters.
Other examples of its infiltration into the United States is the indoctrination of students and major Hollywood studios, where films are made for China, but never one that criticizes them.
In other areas, the CCP has violated the sovereignty of countries with rights over the South China Sea and continues to violate human rights, including those of Falun Gong or Falun Dafa practitioners, Uighurs, Hong Kongers, and Tibetans.
The CCP’s penetration into most countries has been highly controversial, to the extent that several countries have protested and tried to create alliances to counter the threat posed by the CCP.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been tireless in his efforts to free nations from the pressure exerted by the CCP, in many cases unduly so.
The CCP’s penetration of international activities has made it a greater threat than the Soviet Union was during the Cold War after World War II, as Pompeo explained on his visit to the Czech Republic.
“Today an even greater threat is posed by the Chinese Communist Party with its campaigns of coercion and control,” Pompeo told the Czech Senate as released by the State Department on Aug. 12. That’s because the CCP is already embedded in our economies, in our politics, and in our societies in ways that the Soviet Union never did,” he added.
During his visit to Japan, Pompeo strongly criticized the CCP at a meeting attended by representatives from Australia, India, and Japan.
“As partners in this Quad, it is more critical than ever that we work together to protect our people and partners from exploitation, corruption and coercion by the CCP,” Pompeo said.
He added, “We see it in the South and East China seas, the Mekong, the Himalayas, the Taiwan Strait,” referring to the CCP, according to Reuters’ Oct. 5 report.