Lawmakers in the U.S. Congressional Task Force on China announced further sanctions for companies working on orders from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) military. “We cannot allow the Chinese Communist Party’s military aggression and ambitions to go unchecked on the world stage,” said Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Tex.), the leading member of the group preparing the sanctions, according to The Washington Free Beacon on Sept. 30.
The bills containing the sanctions tend to economically isolate the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), one of the main factors supporting the expansionism of the CCP.
According to a Working Group report, it is preparing about 200 projects to try to cripple the PLA. At the same time, it seeks to significantly increase the military budget to strengthen the U.S. armed forces.
In the long term, the CCP, led by Xi Jinping, plans to overtake the United States as the number one power by 2049.
According to a Pentagon analysis, the CCP army is the world’s third-largest military power, but its goal is to move up to the first place. “The PLA’s goal is to become a ‘world-class army by the end of 2049,'” the Pentagon warned in a report to the U.S. Congress.
In this sense, the Secretary of Defense, Dr. Mark T. Esper, stressed that the PLA’s function is not to defend a nation or a constitution but the CCP. “Unlike America’s Armed Forces, the PLA is not a military that serves its nation or a Constitution,” Esper tweeted last month.
He added: “Instead, it serves the Chinese Communist Party in its attempts to undermine rules and norms across the globe. Learn more in DOD’s latest report.”
Unlike America's Armed Forces, the PLA is not a military that serves its nation or a Constitution. Instead, it serves the Chinese Communist Party in its attempts to undermine rules and norms across the globe. Learn more in DOD’s latest report: https://t.co/98lq1PeXY1
— Dr. Mark T. Esper (@EsperDoD) September 1, 2020
The CCP’s growing threat to the free world has prompted many countries to unite to counter it.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a global coalition against the Chinese communist party.
Pompeo said on this subject: “the greatest external threat that the United States faces in the medium and long term is the threat of the Chinese regime, the Chinese Communist Party led by General Secretary Xi Jinping.
He also assured that the Trump administration has made “real progress” in getting nations as far away as those in Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America to recognize “the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to their freedom and sovereignty.
So far, hundreds of companies dependent on the CCP have been sanctioned, as have many contractors and suppliers, mainly in the technology sector.